9 Decorative Ideas You Should Consider Implementing Into Your Home


The way your house is decorated can have a large impact on its value. When homebuyers attend viewings, the first impression they get out of a house is significantly influenced by the current owner’s decorations. If you are interested in selling your house, then because of this, it is vital that you take steps to ensure it looks its best.

However, unless you have experience in interior design, the prospect of redecorating your house will no doubt feel somewhat intimidating. This post will simplify interior design for you, telling you about nine decorative ideas:

Installing Fountain

Additions to your home don’t have to be interior ones, you can make external upgrades too. Some external upgrades can add significant value to your home. Out of all of the different additions you can make, decorative garden fountains are the best. This is because fountains attract wildlife like deer and birds into your backyard, giving it a wilder and more natural feel. Fountains are also very relaxing to spend time around, especially in urban areas as they can block out the noises of passing traffic and pedestrians. Fountains are an affordable addition anyone can make to their home.

Plantation Shutters

Window furnishings are overlooked by a lot of people. Most buy the cheapest curtains they can and then forget about them. However, window furnishings can have a huge impact on the way that a room looks; they can make or break a room’s design. Plantation shutters are a type of window furnishing that has grown in popularity over the last few years, mainly in interior design circles. The addition of plantation shutters can actually increase your home’s value as they are often included in fixtures and fittings.

Buying Wallpaper

New wallpaper can be another way of improving the interior design of your house. Instead of painting your walls, wallpaper them. Ideally, you should source wallpaper from an artisan manufacturer. Some of the world’s best wallpaper designers are based in India, as the ancient art of block printing is still something that’s commonly performed there. Block printing is the most superior form of textile production. Only ever buy wallpaper that is made by hand, as commercial wallpapers printed by machine tend not to last very long and seldom have unique or interesting designs.

Repainting Façade

If you are going to repaint anything, then let it be your home’s façade. Again, external changes can add just as much value to your house as internal ones. Sadly most people never think about the way their houses look to the outside world. If you are planning on selling your house, then the first impression people will get of it will be based on the way that its façade appears to them. A lot of people never repaint the outside of their houses, resulting in peeling and stained paint. If your home looks this way, then repaint it immediately.

Installing Doors

Internal door removals are becoming very common, mainly because it is a popular trend in modern architecture right now. Even individuals with older houses are removing doors so they can keep up with the latest trend. When you remove internal doors, however, you remove your protection against draughts. Doors also prevent smells from getting into other rooms, i.e., cooking smells. If your home does not have internal doors then now’s the time to add them. Doing so will increase the value of your property and make it more functional. This temporary trend of door removals will not last long.

Installing Doors

Better Insulation

Insulation has nothing to do with cosmetics. Other than double-glazed windows, you cannot see insulation. It is in your walls, under your floors, and in your crawlspaces. However, insulation can still add significant value to your home. Proper insulation will also make your home a cozier and more relaxing space to spend time in. You do not need to hire a professional to install insulation, you can do it yourself. Spray insulation is widely available and also happens to be the most effective kind there is.

Replacing Flooring

A property’s floors have a significant impact on its value. People make the mistake of thinking that they can install cheap floors without reducing their properties’ value but this is not true. Nobody is going to pay more than a property’s market value if it does not have high-quality flooring. Carpet and hardwood are the most desirable flooring choices, with carpet ranking a little bit ahead. The good thing about installing carpets in your house is that they add insulation and provide soundproofing, perfect for terraced and semi-detached properties. Carpet is very expensive, however, making it a poor choice for individuals with budgetary constraints.

Open-Plan Living

An extremely popular trend in interior design right now is open-plan living. In houses of all sizes, it is common to find doorways knocked out, and rooms merged. It is most common for homeowners to merge their kitchens and dining rooms. Open-plan living can be a great way of improving your home’s efficiency, as it will eliminate unnecessary walls and make delivering food from the stove to the table much easier. At the same time, it can be harder to heat large rooms in the winter. If you live in an area with a cold climate this is something to consider.

Building Extension

Building an extension can be a good way of increasing the size and value of your house.  At the same time, extensions can be very expensive. Unless you have a sizable renovation budget, extensions will likely be out of the question. Average people tend not to be able to afford them. Most extensions cost upwards of $100,000 to build. You will need to factor in the contractor, building permit, and material costs when you are creating a budget for an extension.

Making small upgrades and changes to your house can be an effective way of increasing its value, making it more desirable to homebuyers. Changes can also improve your property’s liveability, making it a nicer place to spend time. All of the upgrades explored here are very popular with interior designers and homeowners alike.

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