In the current world of monotonous modern apartments and cookie cutter interior designs, it is difficult to add unique architectural touches to your home. You can, of course, hire a professional interior designer to create that dream house of yours. However, this service comes with a price that will probably stretch most people’s budgets too thin. Nevertheless, fear not! It is not impossible to add interior style and structural interest to your rooms without breaking the bank nor take up too much time. Take a look at some of our amazing ideas below to spice up the interior space of your home without all the fuss and hassle that you might associate with home improvements.
Jazz up that staircase!
Something that most people overlook, the staircase in your house is something that you might take for granted, but it is a very eye-catching structure within the home. Leaving it plain and simple would be a waste of valuable creative space where you can showcase a bold architectural statement.
Choose from flat panel wainscoting designs to fit the theme you desire. You do not need to do too much to have a distinctive staircase. For a simple makeover, you can do either one or more of these steps: replace the newel post, change the handrail, get new balusters, and change the threads. With just a bit more money and time, you can install wainscoting to the sides of your staircase and instantly have a cool new look!
Crown moldings for structural interest
Affordable, flexible, and takes almost no time to install, crown moldings are one of the best solutions to add bold decorative statements without altering the structures of your home. Head over to your local hardware store now for this instant solution that comes in a variety of style. You can opt for a glamorously ornamental and complicated design for a large room to make your guests awe-struck. If you have a small space, then go for simple clean-line designs to get that uncluttered contemporary look.
Apply them anywhere you like – the ceiling, the walls or even to the sides of your furniture. You can even paint the moldings a contrasting color to add drama to the space. The styles and designs possible are limitless, just let your imagination run free!
Create a focal point with a feature wall
Plain drywalls are so boring and out of style. On the other hand, having decorations on all your walls is a huge no-no in the world of interior design because your room will look messy and cluttered. Instead, the solution is to add just one focal point in the room in the form of a feature wall. First, choose a wall that you would like to decorate and leave the other walls plain and simple. Then, let your creative juices flow! You can display an impressive and large piece of artwork to make the space look magnificent, or hang up many small framed art pieces in a grid for something interesting.
If you want to be more elaborate, why not add a floor to ceiling wainscoting to your feature wall? You will immediately add texture and structural drama to the interior appearance of the room. You can choose from many different styles like bead board wainscotting for country charm or flat panel wainscoting for a modern look.
Upgrade your doors
Being the entrance and the first thing you see before entering a room, doors often set the first impression of the room you are about to enter. Thus, it is important to keep your doors looking fresh and welcoming. Sometimes, just a simple coat of paint will suffice, but how interesting can that be? Why not head over to flea markets, secondhand stores, and hardware stores to look for doors with textures that will pique interests and catch people’s eyes? Simply swapping in an outstanding looking door will add a whole lot of style to the space. Just try it!
With simple but great ideas, you can add architectural flairs to your home at an affordable price and in almost no time at all. Sometimes, small ideas can create big changes. You just need to find the right ideas for your home!