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DIY Decorating Ideas for Small Indian Homes

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Customizing a house with immense detail and elements is what truly makes it a HOME. You can now decorate your house with limited space by incorporating these details. it can be quite fun when challenged to turn a small space into an enviable home. There is more room to make your home comfortable, and cozy and to challenge your decorating skills in smaller homes compared to large mansions. This said it isn’t to say that your home can’t have a touch of elegance, grandeur, and space that radiates with charm and reflects bits of your own personality. Modern interiors that are designed for smaller spaces and are flexible have influenced Indian homes. Homes that are embedded with tradition, as well as novelty, are well-admired among today’s homeowners. Here are some tips and tricks to smarten up small-sized castles.

1. Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to bring in a touch of elegance to your small space in a budget. In the world of interior designing, using huge mirrors to creates the illusion of a more spacious and breezy space. Mirrors, even though not the most noticeable part of a room, tend to completely change the appearance of the space completely when placed strategically. Instead of leaving your corners and walls empty, accessorize them with simple yet pleasing mirror pieces which can be customized according to your preference. From a classy timeless piece to a funky handcrafted piece, they just blend right in with your taste and aesthetic.

2. Curtains

Curtains being an essential part of a room, is offered in multitude of materials, colors, fabrics and patterns provide a range of options to match every ones taste. Dressing up the windows, controlling the light and providing privacy being its main functions, in addition it becomes one such element that completes the decoration. For instance, transparent or sheer curtains ensure more ventilation and brightens up the room, but do not provide with required privacy. Whereas, curtains with opaque materials, offer a dark and cozy room while ensuring privacy. Matching the curtains to the theme of your space only enhances its beauty.

3. Plants

If you are someone who is in love with nature but can’t live in the countryside due to circumstances or have the space for a garden, try bringing in the nature into your home. Decorate your space with fresh flowers, potted plants, vertical gardens and plant frames for a refreshed, colorful and a greener home. The plants not only showcase your enthusiasm for nature but also provide a cleaner home environment. You can as well grow healthier and chemical free vegetables by using vertical gardens. In addition to these low cost decorations, you can add souvenirs to the pots in the form of stones and shells you collect on your trips.

4. Furniture

Consider furniture that matches the overall aesthetic of your home and is practically viable in the space. Proper arrangement of the furniture not only ensures a comfortable space but also creates an illusion of bigger and taller rooms. For example, keeping the furniture lower to the ground and leaving some air between furniture and the walls, guarantees a spacious looking room. Rearranging your furniture, transforms the look of the room and lets you explore various options without any cost. Moreover, opt for statement pieces while reducing the quantity of items in a room to avoid clutter.

5. Paintings

Paintings have long been a part of the history and tradition in India. Adding hangings or paintings to the empty walls, helps elevate the overall look of the space. Besides, it depicts your unique taste and preferences while seamlessly binding the different elements in your space. Original paintings, prints and other forms of painting can be displayed according to the price range, proportions of the room and your preferences. Traditional paintings are preferred to add a touch of authenticity and contemporary paintings to bring out a unique perspective.

6. Lightings

Good lighting is crucial for great interior design. Avoid desk lamps and opt for concealed fixtures in corners and recesses. Use long pendants to create height. Illuminate all areas, including walls, corners, artwork, and task areas. Consider adding lighting to cabinets in the kitchen. Use energy-saving bulbs and clean them regularly. Modern lamps and contemporary pendant lightings can also be used as statement pieces.

7. Rugs

When it comes to small home design, the right rug can make a significant impact. Avoid smaller area rugs with borders as they can make your floor space seem even smaller. Busy patterns are also a no-go. Instead, opt for neutral-colored mats with lighter hues that spread across the area. This provides a balance of elegance and sophistication. Another trick is to integrate stripes, which creates the illusion of a more expansive and expensive space. By paying attention to these rug choices, you can enhance the overall esthetics of your tiny living room.

8. Cozy reading corner

Bookworms hold up! Throw in a bean bag, a few pillows and books, to create an effortless yet pleasing reading corner. This cozy corner invites you escape into your favorite fantasies/books and get away from the bustle of life. This pocket friendly idea not only lightens up your space but also reflects your unique personality.

9. Hang pictures and Photographs

Save up space for all your favorite memories with family and friends. Framed photographs are a great budget-friendly option to decorate your space that also holds a special meaning. Ensure that the pictures are in the range of vision of people by hanging the frames in the correct position and the correct height. For a classy look select a set of frames of the same size and color to place them individually all over the house or pick out varied sized frames of the same or different colors to place on a single wall for a more sophisticated feel. Ensure the frames have an unifying theme that will echo with the other components of the room.

10. Tables

Add in tables, glass or wood to match your room’s theme. Although keep in mind the size of your space and the need for the furniture piece, if you need it as a dining table, bed side table or a center table in your living room. Smaller spaces can benefit by using glass tables to bring out the illusion of a wider floor. In addition to use your space efficiently, smart furniture is the best choice. You would’ve seen tables that are stacked together or used for multiple purposes, what makes them smart is their ability to be used separately when needed and some even being put away when not in use.

11. Wall Color and paints

Adding color to walls has its own place in the decorating aspect. The choice of color, intensity and texture all add to the uniqueness and authenticity of your taste. Walls with a vibrant color palette and bright hues like deep reds, royal blues and rich yellows add a pop of color to your home. Colors have the tendency to set mood, represent culture and create an illusion of a bigger room. For instance, bright white and dark colors create the illusion of a bigger room by opening it up. For spaces that are not square, strategically paint the opposing shorter walls with a darker shade than the two longer walls to create the image of a square shape by making them feel closer. Contrarily to emphasize the rooms length you can paint the longer walls based on your taste.

12. Organized shelves

To achieve a clean and organized look, arrange the shelves in a mannerly order like the rest of the home. Consider color coordinating or arranging in sets. Be it kitchen essentials or bookshelves, line them up according to color and sizes. Where books can be displayed together based on height and color- from dark to light or in order of rainbow colors, horizontally or vertically, crockery can be placed in sets based on the design and sizes. This ensures neat looking shelves, which elevates your entire home.

13. Pillows

One of the most interesting elements that complement your space is pillows. They add in a touch of glamor and elegance along with warmth and comfort when placed according to the need. The wide range of options available with a reasonable price range makes them an essential when decorating your small spaces. Mix and match the colors, prints and materials to seamlessly blend them into your rooms theme. to avoid making them look like a pile of clutter, arrangement and placement of the throw pillows is important. Choose the size and number of pillows depending on the size of your bed, armchair, window seats or sofas. For an elegant look opt for larger pillows in smaller quantity and for more comfort choose fluffy pillows in odd numbers. You can change the overall appearance of the room with minimal effort and low costs, by simply changing into new pillow covers.

When decorating a small home, attention to detail is crucial. From shelves to lighting, every element plays a role in creating a balanced and visually appealing space. By taking these considerations into account and utilizing creative design techniques, you can transform your small home into a cozy yet visually stunning oasis. Contact Jones Interiors for assistance tailored to you needs and personalized interior design advice.

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