Festive home makeover: Keep these design tips in mind when re-doing your decor

Here’s how to make your living space look fresh and decorate your home with the right accessories.

more lifestyle Updated: Sep 19, 2017 10:10 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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You can accessorise your home with elegant curtains, rugs, vases, scented candles and other glassware. (Shutterstock)

The festive season is the perfect time to give your house a makeover. Here’s how to make your living space look fresh and decorate your home with the right accessories, designer ceilings and a lot more.

*Furniture and accessories: It’s that time of the year again, when investing in new furniture seems like a great idea. Replace your old sofa, table or bed with the latest options available in the market. In case you don’t want to switch your furniture, changing its fabric or upholstery is always an option. Use traditionally vibrant or bold colours to add the festive effect. You can accessorise with elegant curtains, rugs, vases, scented candles and other glassware.

*De-clutter or re-arrange: Festivals mean an inflow of guests, which often leads to space issues. Take out some time and start to de-clutter your premises. Get rid of the unwanted stuff and let your space breathe. In addition to de- cluttering, don’t forget to rearrange. Move your furniture around, let the sofa be closer to the wall and coffee table in the centre. This will make your living room look bigger.

Designer ceilings can be customised to the design of your choice and can be installed in as much as a week’s time. (Shutterstock)

*Don’t forget designer ceilings: A designer ceiling can make a dramatic visual impact on any space. Today, with the array of designs that designer ceilings offer, households feel spoilt for choice and find it to be an imperative part of a festive house makeover. Designer ceilings can be customised to the design of your choice and can be installed in as much as a week’s time.

*Light up your festive mood: One often relates ambience to the lighting provided in a particular space, and creating an ambience can be made easy by choosing the right kind of lighting. A big advantage of installing designer ceilings is the high quality LED lights that can be fixed seamlessly, without worrying about high electricity bills.

*Redo your walls and create your own space: Jazz up your space by making your walls look colourful. Paint one wall in a brighter shade and others in lighter tones to maintain the balance. You can also opt for wall paper and wall decals as these are less expensive options. Style your wall with racks for books and décor pieces. Wall hangings, mirrors, paintings and wall murals will give your house a chic look.

Indoor plants add that pop of green and instantly brighten your home. (Shutterstock)

* Blend in with nature: Opt for bamboo shoots and bonsai plants. These can be kept on your centre table or in the corners. The green will brighten up your home.

– Inputs from Ishan Thacker, associate director at Vector Projects, and Sudeep Kolte of the brand Saint Gobain.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 10:09 IST