House Interior: The Small Details

The say that the devil is in the detail and when it comes to your house interior this couldn’t be truer. A leather sofa can look cold and uninviting but throw on a few scatter cushions and a faux fur throw and you’ve completely transformed this look.

Let’s take a look at some small changes that can make a big difference when it comes to your house interior.

 

Cushions

As previously touched on, the style of pillow and cushion you place on your furnishings can make a huge difference. If you’re a little colour shy or would simply prefer to keep the walls of your home neutral, adding a vibrant splash of colour in the form of a few cushions is a non-invasive way to inject vibrancy and personality into a room.

Cushions come in all shapes and sizes and if you place a small, round pillow onto a large rectangular sofa, it’s likely to look rather out of place. Consider matching the fabrics of your cushions to the other fabrics in the rest of your house interior. If you have a faux fur matt for example, you may want to invest in faux fur pillows to keep a consistent theme. If you have no other stand out fabrics in the room, place the focus on your cushions by opting for additions in a textured fabric such as velvet to add interest.

Lighting

The lighting of your space can dramatically change the atmosphere and even the focal point of the room very quickly.

Before settling on the style of lighting to incorporate, consider how the space will be used. If you are using the space to dine in, your lighting will need to be bright enough to illuminate each end of the room. However, if you are looking to hang your lights low down, the bulbs will need to be dim enough to feel comfortable to sit under.

Of course, if you do a lot of dinner party entertaining, you may like to invest in a dimmable light to use as the evening progresses.

Bedrooms and spaces to relax in can often benefit from a variety of lights at varying brightnesses, such as main lights, lamps and ornamental lighting, depending on how the room is being used at any given time.

Flooring

When it comes to the “little details”, we don’t necessarily mean little in size. The little details are those that are often not thought about until the main decor of the room is complete. Aside from the walls of a room, the flooring is one of the most exposed elements within a room and can come in a variety of finishes.

Flooring can often tie a theme together. For example, a beach themed house interior would look rather inconsistent with a black tiled floor. On the other hand, a white wash wooden floor would flow perfectly.

When choosing your flooring, always think long term. Consider how much traffic the area will receive and how your flooring will fair. If you have changed your interior on a whim, consider keeping your flooring neutral (a laminate, plain vinyl or cream carpet often work well) until you are sure on the style.

If you are looking to update your house interior, contact the team at A&J Painters today to find out how we can help.