Decorating your home is an absolute must in order to make it a home. Here are 50 sneaky ways to make your room look 50 times better in 50 minutes.
50 sneaky ways to make your room look 50 times better in 50 minutes
1. First and foremost, declutter and tidy it up
Decluttering and tidying up don’t sound as fun but without it all your efforts to freshen up your space will be useless. However, adding a few pieces that ease organization can make a huge difference. Consider installing coat hooks or bringing in a stylish coat rack coat by the front door. Then place a small folding chair underneath it to sit on when you take off your shoes. This will prevent those dreaded (and previously inevitable) clothing pileups.
2. Add a touch of class with removable 3D textured wallpaper
Whether you are after marble, brick or wooden looking walls in your home, you can achieve that with removable 3D textured wallpaper. It is an amazing option to add a touch of class to any room! It would look absolutely tremendous and truly transform your home.
Today, you will find a number of varied designs depicting a plethora of textures and patterns! You can install a charming red brick wall in your living room in a matter of minutes!
Removable 3D textured wallpaper is extremely easy to apply knowing that no damage will be caused and nothing is permanent. If you don’t have the expertise or resources to work with these materials, textured peel and stick wallpaper is just what you need.
Don’t delay your search for the perfect wall, have a browse through and get creative.
3. Apply wood textured wallpaper
If you want to give an instant stylish touch, self-adhesive wood textured wallpaper is definitely one of simplest, easiest, fastest, and the most affordable options. No renovation team, no dust, no time. They look evenly awesome on the kitchen backsplash or as an accent wall in the living room. But the most important thing that they look 99.9% like the real thing!
4. Apply stone textured wallpaper
These rock textured wallpapers will add a natural elegance to your home, creating a spa-like oasis with polished pebbles, or a rustic country-chic sophistication with a stone wall. Stone wallpapers in every size, shape and colour with authentic textures and amazing photorealistic details will instantly create a fabulous look to any room in your home.
5. Apply brick textured wallpaper
Brick textured wallpaper is manufactured to look and feel like real brick. It is slightly raised and has a very similar texture to the real thing. When you install this type of paper on the wall, it will make it look like your walls were actually made out of red or white bricks.
6. Apply concrete textured wallpaper
Want to distressed urban vibe? To give the industrial look to your interior décor, then fabulous concrete textured wallpaper is your best option: peel-and-stick installation, the colour you like, the budget you can afford.
7. Apply marble textured wallpaper
Rich and opulent, beautiful marble wallpaper is reminiscent of historical and powerful buildings, with their marble columns, ceilings and floors… Amazingly photorealistic, marble wallpaper will create that luxurious feel in any room – living, bathroom, kitchen, or hallway. There is a huge range of fabulous and ornate marble wallpapers to choose from.
8. Apply tile textured wallpaper
Need a tiled backsplash for your kitchen or want to add an oriental touch to your living room? Then the tile textured wallpaper is your best option. Inspired by sea glass, mosaics, terra cotta and porcelain, tile textured wallpaper can re-imagine any wall as a tiled surface. It creates the authentic look and feel of actual tiles almost instantaneously.
9. Modernize with letters & numbers themed wallpaper & wall stickers
Founded by an Italian publicity and fashion photographer, letters and numbers themed wallpaper is a hot trend now. It pushes the creative boundaries of what can be achieved in the interior design world and it continues to evolve. Numbers, letters and quotes create inspiring photo wallpaper designs and add meaning and elegance to wall murals.
10. Take your decor game to the next level with removable 3D wall stickers
Boring walls bringing you down? Take your decor game to the next level by applying a removable 3D wall sticker with no installation hassles! With 3D wall stickers you can almost instantaneously transform your home into something absolutely stunning that provides you with a new look and a nice homely sensation.
Thanks to innovative technologies, wall stickers are of the highest quality now – meaning that no shine or reflection will be causing any problems, and that they are rip-bubble-peeling-free due to their durable and long-lasting nature, masking any imperfections on your walls.
If you have never applied wall stickers before there is no need to worry; it’s easy, just peel and stick – it’s a sticker!
11. Have fun with non-glass removable mirror stickers
Stick a mirror tile at the bottom of the doors to entertain your dog. Just kidding. But the truth is that non-glass removable and self-adhesive mirror stickers can be placed anywhere almost in no time: peel and stick. They are effective and have so many uses. These mirror wall stickers are great to use around the house. They stick directly to the walls, tiles or doors, so no need for a heavy mirror, a handy man, nails, or drilling holes.
Can you cut self-adhesive mirror tiles?
Yes, you can! The sheets can simply be cut to size and their flexibility enables them to be fitted round pillars and curves and any convex surfaces.
So, peel, stick, enjoy!
12. Brighten up with flexible self-adhesive mirror sheets
Being non-glass and removable, these fabulous flexible self-adhesive mirror sheets are bound to put a smile on the face staring back at you. They are extremely easy to apply and bubble and wrinkle free. And should you want to remove them you can rest easy knowing that no residue, marks or damage will be left behind.
Does acrylic mirror scratch?
Its strength makes acrylic mirror ideal for use where safety is a priority or where glass may crack or shatter. Should the surface of an acrylic mirror ever become scratched, an acrylic polish can be used to restore its surface, unlike glass.
Don’t wait, start making your mirrors a magical way
13. Make a mirror by sticking non-glass mirror sheet over an old framed poster
In the nick of time, you can make a gorgeous mirror simply by sticking a flexible self-adhesive mirror acrylic sheet over an old framed poster. No extra holes in the wall or a need for a handyman if you’d like to put your new mirror on the former place. But be different; set it on the floor or a drawer. You’ll absolutely fall in love with it.
14. Mask any imperfections on your walls with a silk scarf
It is a fantastic option to add a personal and colourful touch to any room in the nick of time! Nothing is easier! If you love collecting silk scarves and there are quite a few in your wardrobe, do not rush to throw them away. One of the options for using a scarf that is no longer needed is interior design. Incidentally, this is one of the most common options that are offered by many designers.
15. “Kill two birds with one” … folded screen
One bird is dividing a room, and the other is decorating it. Folding screens are one of the easiest ways to separate and decorate spaces as they are free-standing and not attached to the floor or wall. Folding dividers require no installation at all – unfold them and you are ready to go. You can place them around wherever and whenever you please.
16. Nail a rug to the wall
Boho? Rustic? Traditional? The rug you choose can instantly change the whole aesthetic of your room.
17. Frame a Hermes scarf
More likely, you have a Hermes scarf and maybe not the only one. It’s a piece of art – frame it! And the next time you happen to be near a Hermes boutique, stop by and check out their silk scarves selection. Maybe you find a piece of art to make a statement in your living room.
18. Rearrange your furniture
Arranging your existing furniture can be the most powerful and no-cost way to visually define separate zones. Floating furniture away from the walls creates more intimate seating. That means all you have to do is shift your furnishings a few inches to totally transform the vibe in a room. Putting a sofa in the middle of the room backing to other areas will create two zones of different functionality.
19. Add colour on open shelves
Open shelving allows for fast and easy decor changes. Blue accents stand out against a neutral palette.
20. Set up a cozy reading spot
To create a cozy lounge area, chose furniture with fabrics and shapes that are both sophisticated and homey, perfect for entertaining or unwinding alone.
21. Introduce distinct lighting
With built-in lighting fixtures, wall, ceiling or floor lighting, it is possible to emphasize certain areas in the room. In addition, well-positioned luminaires contribute to a visual change in the functional use and the size of the room.
22. Create a zone with an area rug
The easiest and simplest way ever! An area rug visually separates the open floor plan. Boho? Rustic? Traditional? The rug you choose can instantly change the whole aesthetic of your room.
23. “Colour-code” different zones with textile
The use of colour, “colour-coding” your zones, is another powerful way to define separate spaces in your open-concept living space. You may not have to move your furniture or even buy anything new. Consider the power of colour and how it can make a big difference in separating and decorating your living space. Throw in a rug and other materials and textures consistently throughout one part of the space – like a wool blanket and matching throw pillows or artwork – and you’ll soon realize that you’ve created a living area that is unmistakably not part of the kitchen.
24. Make an accent wall
You don’t have to wallpaper or paint your entire room – just pick a wall and accent with … so many fabulous, fast, easy, and inexpensive options to choose from. Be creative and use your imagination.
25. Place mirrors to brighten up a room
Mirrors are a cunning way to deceive the eye. They double your space and can be used to enhance something or deflect attention away from it. To let the light in, simply place a mirror (on the wall, the floor or a table) opposite or next to a window to increase the amount of natural light cast into the room. The bigger the mirror, the brighter the space.
26. Add more nature with wood
Use wood decor to add organic interest to the living room, bedroom and dining spaces. Wood works equally well in modern and traditional homes adding a sense of warmth and character into a living space. Wood decor and furniture can instantly add natural rusticity to a space and is the perfect way to display nature’s infinite beauty.
27. Emphasize statement pieces
No doubts, statement pieces that are bold in colour or stand out with gorgeous craftsmanship are sure to be a hit. Handcrafted, antique, or repurposed furniture, artwork, or sentimental pieces that draw the eye are emerging as a popular trend moving forward to add intrigue and a conversation-starter feature in your rooms.
28. Don’t be afraid of the dark … colours
When dark colour palettes are executed properly they are stylish, rich, cozy, dramatic, and larger than life. They make a room special and intimate in ways you’d never be able to achieve with a lighter shade. Dark colors may be scary to some, but they can add drama and character to your space. In fact, if you have an overly spacious and impersonal room, you can reign in the space, with dark bold tones for the walls, and an even darker ceiling. That will give the room a “homier” feel.
29. Just add faux fur
It’s so cozy. It’s so rich. It’s welcoming. And today, it has become a toasty hot interior design trend. The appeal of faux fur is in its blend of opulence and coziness, and its ability to make a room more engaging.
Interior designers typically add faux fur to a neat and tidy space when they want it to be just a tad cozier or more inviting. This texture can come in the form of a simple faux fur pillow, rug or throw. Faux fur is especially adept at making a cool, modern space cozier. If you’re looking for light-coloured faux fur, creamy hues will always look more natural than stark white. Lighter colours also blend with a wider variety of colour palette.
30. Swap out your throw pillows
Throw pillows are the easiest way to freshen up in the bedroom or living room. Introducing a new colour, print, or shape with a throw pillow can make the whole space feel new again.
31. Add floor cushions
Don’t have enough arm chairs (or don’t have them at all) for a classic living room setup? Not to worry! Just place floor cushions which you can make yourself from and your old sweater or blanket. You could sit on your couch or you could sit on the comfiest floor pillows ever. It’s that simple.
32. Try DIY lampshade makeover
If there’s anything that can single-handedly polish off a room, it’s a light fixture. Make a dress for your lampshade. For a soft, unusual lampshade, tie silk scarves around the current shade. Lay out a variety of scarves, using the longest ones for the bottom of the lampshade, and find a pleasing colour combination that goes well with your room’s colour palette. Adding a fun fabric to a lampshade creates a great focal point to the room.
33. Put a bold floor lamp
This floor lamp is a designer stunner that really brings in that added wow factor.
34. Opt for statement art
Make a simple wall a little more exciting with oversized artwork. Choose large-scale photography or something abstract and vibrant to really make a statement.
35. Use movable decorative pieces
You can move them around to refresh a look of your home. A bright abstract poster you love can be place on the wall in your living room one day and the other day – on the floor. Swapping out accents seasonally will also get you excited for what’s to come.
36. Add a bench at the end of your bed
You don’t need a footboard. A bench will get the same job done. It’ll help anchor your bed, act as a spot to sit and put shoes on, and serve as storage for extra pillows and blankets.
37. Surprise with a pillow headboard
Decorative pillows have become an integral part of the modern interior. Beautiful, colourful, unusual shape or traditional – decorative pillows in the household are simply irreplaceable. Firstly, with their help, you can comfortably place yourself in any recreation area of your home. Secondly, with these inexpensive and easy-to-make home furnishings, you can easily change the style of any room.
Simply changing the pillowcases, you can make a look of any room completely different.
38. Make it cozier with a tablecloth
Are tablecloths old fashioned? If the question of whether tablecloths are all old fashioned needs to be answered, then we can tell you straight away – no, they are not. You just need to find the type and style, which will suit your needs best. A bold, solid or patterned tablecloth can instantly make a traditional space a little more eclectic.
39. Screw in a colourful light bulb
For an unexpected (and easy) pop of colour, trade in your classic bulb for a bright one. It adds the same vibe as a neon sign without taking up any space on the wall.
40. Introduce a new throw blanket instead of reupholstering
Reupholstering your furniture may take some time and money. The super easy way to switch up your furniture game? Use a new slipcover or throw blanket. Covering your sofa with velvet, faux fur, or a kilim will automatically freshen up an entire space. Putting a colorful throw blanket at the end of your bed or flung over the sofa is an easy but transformative design trick. It’s also a great way to experiment with colours and prints before fully committing to them.
41. Make Arabic fairytale environment with textiles
Colourful textiles add so much personality to your home. If you want to brighten up your room and mood try Arabic fairytale style. The Moroccan-inspired fixture adds eclectic appeal, and helps anchor the space.
42. Install plastic modular partitions
Cost effective and reusable, modular wall partitions are lightweight modular factory fabricated panels that you can buy without breaking the bank. They are perfect fit for areas where temporary partitions are required. Modular wall partitions are very easy to install. They are movable, efficient, and re-usable. They allow reconfiguration. You’ll fall in love with them!
43. Hang new window curtains
After spending unprecedented time at home for over a year, we now understand the value of privacy and some fresh décor in our living space. And for that, curtains and blinds are the fastest, the easiest and the most affordable way to divide your room for more privacy and style. Thanks to the simple replacement of the curtains, you can give your home a new look every time.
44. Decorate with Japanese noren curtains
Noren are traditional Japanese fabric dividers hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways, or in windows. They usually have one or more vertical slits cut from the bottom to nearly the top of the fabric, allowing for easier passage or viewing. Noren are rectangular and come in many different materials, sizes, colours, and patterns.
45. Zone with blinds
Blinds are the easiest way to separate your living space due to their affordability and simplicity. Now, when many new colours and textures have appeared, these products have begun to be widely used in home interiors. Absolutely any room can be divided into zones by blinds. Vertical blinds will allow you to zone a room quickly and beautifully without breaking the bank. At any time, you can move the blinds again, if you want, so that the room becomes spacious again.
46. Introduce 3D photo printed textiles
3D printed curtains, area rugs, posters, blankets, bedspreads or wallpapers are another fashionable trend textiles decor. Such fabrics are in vogue with curtain manufacturers – starting from optical illusions in the interior and complex multidimensional weaves and ending with innovative tailoring technologies.
47. Mix textures, colours and patterns
Sweeping lines and geometric shapes, silk and velvet, deep shades and light colours combined can create a deliciously warm and cocooning interior, with contrasting textures and a touch of glamour. Introduce black and white or celebrate exuberant floral prints in lush colour combinations. Mix pillow patterns and textures.
48. Play with contrast
You can create a dynamic composition through the use of contrast. Place two or more elements that have opposite characteristics together and enjoy the result.
49. Introduce metallics
Metallic elements are understated accents in interior design and can be truly eye-catching, regardless of whether they are radiant high-lustre or mellow matt. Metallic surfaces can also have different finishes. Depending on the look, it can be exciting to combine matt and high-lustre pieces.
50. Relax with fresh flowers
In a blink of an eye, a bouquet of fresh flowers can bring life and create a relaxing atmosphere in any room. Flowers in vases look harmonious and elegant in all home interiors. Decorating with floral arrangements is one of the most beautiful decorating ideas that are cheap, timelessly stylish, and universally appealing. Romanticize your home with fresh bouquets!
Enjoy your home fresh-up project!