“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating.” – Albert Hadley.

There are some simple secrets of instant interior makeup that we’d like to share with you. It’s all about how to rearrange your room and get a totally new look without breaking the bank or even spending a dime.

If you are tired of your interior and want something fresh and new, it’s easy to revive it. Just take a closer look at your room, make an inventory of what you have in your home and develop your instant makeup action plan.

Be considered and realistic, though. Don’t move big things around just for the sake of something new. Maybe it’s only one feasible spot for your TV. Putting your sofa in a weird place is also not a good idea. Keep things clear, comfortable and simple, because “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

25 Secrets of  instant interior makeup

1

Start with decluttering

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

In your action plan, decluttering has to be your first and foremost step. Without any doubts and “maybes”, get rid of the things you no longer want or use making space for the things that bring you comfort and joy. Clutter-free living not only brings air, calm and space to your home, but also makes your interior look richer. And it costs you nothing.

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

2

Ditch everything you don’t like and don’t use

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Often, to make your interior look richer, you don’t need to buy anything. On the contrary, you should get rid of everything you don’t like and don’t use. Don’t forget to make your open shelves half empty; it will reduce visual chaos and will favorably highlight the remaining things.

“A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antione de Sainte-Exupery

3

Organize

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

“Everything has a place and everything is in its place.” – Unknown

4

Don’t think about trends

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Don’t think about latest trends in interior design for two simple reasons:

  1. “Good design doesn’t date.” – Harry Seidler
  2. “Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” – Billy Baldwin

5

Don’t forget – the more floor the visually larger your room

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

One of the first impressions when we enter the room is the floor: the more floor the more space and air your room visually has. Usually, the rugs don’t count.

6

Pay attention to small details

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

7

Leave the walls alone

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Often, the walls without any decorative pieces or wall art look richer and more elegant. This simple approach will do the trick.

8

Use maximum closed shelves

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Use as many closed shelves as possible. Make your open shelves half-empty. All stylish and expensive interiors are about less than more.

9

Keep things clean

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Can you imagine rich interiors with dirty floors or dusty furniture? And it’s not about how it looks; cleanliness is the key to your overall health.

10

Rearrange your movable decorative pieces

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

It’s easy to give your interior instant makeup simply by moving around your decorative pieces – the design trick that is 100% free.

11

Create a zone by re-placing your rug

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Buying a new rug can be a big investment. If you have a rug in your bedroom, consider placing it in your living to create a zone of comfort and relaxation. It can instantly change the whole aesthetic of your interior.

12

Use pillows

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Decorative pillows are the easiest and the most affordable way to instantly update any interior. Simply changing the pillowcases, you can make a look of your room completely different. With minimum DIY skills you can create unique pillows from your old jeans or t-shirts.

13

Use faux fur

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

The appeal of faux fur is in its blend of opulence and coziness, and its ability to make a room more expensive. It’ll make a cool modern space warm and welcoming.

14

See your space in a whole new light

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Just installing bright LED light bulbs instead of the dim ones can do magic to your home. Lighting fixtures can make a modest apartment a bright and stylish place. They can also make a castle look like a barn. Introducing distinctive light fixtures is an inexpensive way to instantly makeup your interior.

15

Ditch your window curtains

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

“A room is not a room without natural light.” – Louis Kahn.

Nothing could be better for any interior than natural light. If you have attractive window trim and privacy shades of some kind and you like the minimalist look and more natural light, ditch your window curtains. You’ll be surprised by this instant update.

16

Go unique with one but striking piece

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Incorporate or make by yourself an oversized element to create another kind of focal point. It could be like putting a rug on the wall instead of the floor or knitting a fashionable throw for your sofa. A well decorated and personalized place is one that you will be happy to spend time in.

17

Consider your desk replacement

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Today, when Wi-Fi has become the new norm, try finding a new place for your desk. It will make all the difference.

18

Repurpose your furniture

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Turn a kitchen stool into a flower stand or a chair into a bedside table. Don’t be afraid to get creative with furniture function.

19

Turn it gold

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

No doubts, making “Versailles” from a typical 2-bedroom condo is not a good idea. Introduce gold in your interior with measure and taste. Buy a can of gold spray paint to update the look of picture and mirror frames, trays, vases, a piece of furniture, or even wallpaper with a golden glitter that you can apply on one wall or only on a part of the wall.

20

Choose large-scale wall art

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Even a small room will look bigger and richer with a large-scale piece of art on the wall. Choose large-scale photography or something abstract and vibrant or do it yourself – all you need is a giant canvas from an art supply store and the medium of your choice.

21

Use contrasts

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Black and white, wood and plastic, silk and velvet, or sweeping lines and geometric shapes give a touch of glamour to any room. Place two or more elements that have opposite characteristics together and enjoy the result.

22

Decorate with plants and fresh flowers

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Putting fresh flowers in a vase or large plants in stylish pots is a well-known trick that instantly turns any room into the better one. A simple bouquet from the grocery store can be all you need.

23

Keep your bedding fresh

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

No ratty towels and stained sheets! If your beddings look tired, do yourself a favor and get new ones. You deserve it!

24

Opt for crisp white linens

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Crisp white linens generally look more high-end and can instantly update your interior. It’s the easiest for your wallet way to make a bedroom look luxurious. And by the way, it’s just easier to keep them clean because you can bleach them.

25

Introduce orchids

 

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

Nothing makes the room more sophisticated and stylish like orchids. “Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins.” ― Oscar Wilde.

 

 

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25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

25 Secrets of instant interior makeup

 

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