How To Elevate Your Home With These Simple Decor Ideas

Home is where most people go to relax and refresh themselves after a long day, and for that reason, it needs to exude comfort and delight and have a refreshing quality about it.

That being said, budget is a major concern for most budding interior design enthusiasts and it can be easy to underestimate the power of simple touches thoughtfully placed.

Here is how you can up the ante with your home’s décor and give a more upscale vibe with small, elegant touches. 

Invest In Some Rich Colors

There has been a leaning in design circles towards rich colors like burgundy, navy, or emerald green. If you want to instantly revitalize your bedroom or living area you can simply get some emerald or sapphire blue cushions, throws, or bed linen to add that stunning pop of color that instantly draws the eye and looks interesting. 

Rich colors can be added for curtains as well but always bear in mind the height of the ceiling and the natural light that flows into each room. Your personal needs and lifestyle also matter such as whether you work night shifts or not because the curtains and color palette of the room will undoubtedly reflect that. 

Wall Hangings Speak For Themselves

wall hangings

As any interior designer will tell you, empty walls are a wonderful blank canvas that you can make up any way you like.

Wall hangings such as 3D art pieces, photographs, and paintings add character to any home and give a glimpse into the owner’s personality.

The taste of the homeowner and their areas of interest such as books, painting, or movies can provide endless conversation starters and make get-togethers more fruitful and enjoyable. 

Hanging shelving is a brilliant décor addition for smaller spaces in particular since it capitalizes on the availability of the vertical room and it allows you to showcase your memorabilia and beautiful sentimental items. Hanging shelves are also available in different styles so you can opt for a shabby chic style, rustic or vintage, or even black and grey for a more modern touch. 

Tapestries make gorgeous wall hangings especially if you have niche interests like poetry or fabric painting and it can also be a divider between different parts of the same room. In smaller spaces, one has to be more creative with storage and décor to enhance the best parts of the room without causing a cramped feeling. 

Full-length mirrors, standing mirrors, and also mid-size ones are a designer’s hack for enlarging the space and beautifully reflecting light. Regardless of the size of the space you are working with, mirrors can confuse the eyes into thinking the room goes on and on. They can also reflect foliage and stunning accents in the room multiplying their impact. 

Create Spaces Inside Spaces

cozy corner

The meaning of home is having a place to yourself. If you live with other people like friends or family, sometimes it can be hard to find that peace. Many people invest in a sound machine for example to block out the noise and get a good night’s sleep or other items like eye masks or earplugs. On the other hand, with sensible interior design, one can create spaces inside spaces so that every member of the house has their own little sanctuary that they can retire to for work, reading, or entertainment. 

Partitioning is an important aspect of this redesigning and home remodelers like to use mirrored partitioning panels a lot or pocket doors as they allow a space to be divided up without closing it off and making it seem smaller. A homeowner’s absolute goal should always be to create an airy environment that is refreshing open and relaxing. As you create spaces for different members of the household, they can become pockets of design in themselves with that person’s interests reflecting strongly in that sub-space. 

Soft Rugs 

For many people, wall-to-wall carpeting can provide a breeding ground for germs especially if they have young children or pets. Having some curated rugs around your space can be more stylish and an instant pick-me-up and a wonderful way to play with color. Experiment with faux fur rugs and handwoven varieties or even modern designs like geometric cuts to add some vibrancy and a profound aesthetic sense to any room. Rugs can be quite practical as well in the winter months but they are pleasing all year round especially if a mismatched aesthetic is used. Remember uniformity is quite out of fashion and combining colors, patterns and textures is the backbone of great interior design. 

Roof Updates

The roof is oftentimes a neglected space in the house despite its many practical and aesthetic uses. For older houses in inhospitable weather conditions and climates, a roof replacement may be needed every couple of decades or sooner. Regular roof maintenance such as cleaning, inspecting, or painting if applicable is very important to keep your home in good shape. The condition of the roof reflects the state of the house! If you are undertaking extensive renovations you may choose to change the roofing material to match a new exterior theme or even incorporate a skylight or two to create more avenues of natural light. 

A relatively recent trend is to use wallpaper on the roof or to use the interior roof as an accent wall which can make a room appear taller and more three-dimensional. Having a mural on the roof can mean you have something beautiful to look at while you settle in to sleep and it is for that reason people use chandeliers or whimsical light fixtures to refract light all over the room in different shapes. 

In luxury custom homes or office spaces, a commercial roofer may have an overlay on the interior roof such as having a slate of brass or copper, or even marble. These touches make any space appear ever more upscale and in many cases they can be inexpensively thrifted or used from earlier homes. Wood especially plywood or laminate is an inexpensive alternative to marble or stone and it can look marvelous on a roof. 


Simplicity is the hidden weapon of any budding interior designer or homemaker who wants to transform a space with minimal effort for maximum effect. Giving your own twist to trends can ensure a unique appeal to your home so never make the rookie mistake of copying someone else’s style entirely. Use your own eye for beauty to pick up or create rare seasonal décor pieces you can enjoy every year as you set up your home to welcome the new season.

Author - Nurlana Alasgarli
Nurlana Alasgarli           

Content Specialist

Nurlana Alasgarli is a professional copywriter with more than 6 years of creative writing experience. Having lived and experienced all over the world, there are many writing genres that Nurlana follows, including nature, arts and crafts and the outdoors. Nurlana brings life to content creation, captivating her readers.


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