Saturday 31 March 2018

How to Make your Home Magazine-Ready

I love homeware, and picking up little bits to do up our house fills me with such joy! Below you'll find a guest post aimed at getting your house magazine-ready, which is perfect as we head into sunnier months and everything feels a little bit brighter...
If you've ever flipped through the glossy pages of a home d├ęcor magazine and wished your own home could look just as stylish, sophisticated, and inviting, then you're in luck! We have some tips for transforming your space so it looks like it came out of the pages of a fashion mag. It's entirely possible to make your house—or apartment —magazine-ready without breaking the bank or completely redecorating. Read on to discover insider secrets from interior designers that will transform your humble abode into one worth showing off! With these simple yet powerful tweaks, you'll be able to turn any room into something beautiful that is sure to leave visitors impressed.

Declutter and Organise Your Home

It's time to transform your ugly abode into something worthy of a House & Garden magazine cover! Start by tackling one room at a time. Decluttering and organising is key. Throw away anything that no longer has value or serves a purpose, even if it holds sentimental value. Assess what you have left and arrange them in order of importance - items that are used the most should be easiest to access. If it helps, group similar items together. Then focus on creating minimal, organised spaces by storing items in storage boxes and bins, which also add an attractive touch of colour to your home.

Incorporate natural elements

One of the keys to making any room feel like it's right out of a magazine is to incorporate natural elements. Think beyond using houseplants to achieve this effect — try adding natural stone, wood, or seashells as decor. Natural materials can act as foundational elements in a room design, used for countertops and furniture pieces, or bring a subtle touch with small accents like a bowl of stones on a bookcase shelf. A ceramic bowl filled with even the simplest pine cones adds warmth and texture to any space without overpowering it. Buy a rug that will fit your home's new aesthetic!

Design a Cohesive Colour Palette

Creating a cohesive colour palette is essential when making your home magazine-ready. Whether it's a fashion shoot or an exquisite rococo estate, the colours you choose should draw attention to the area and create a sense of harmony within the space. Start by considering the main colours in your home; use those as the groundwork for any additional colour schemes. Try to avoid going too overboard with colour choice - simplifying your base palette can add subtlety to bring out more intricate details in a room.

Enhance Natural Lighting

Brightening up your home can make it feel more inviting and beautiful. Natural lighting is key for achieving a magazine worthy-look. The best way to enhance the natural lighting in your home is by making sure window frames and glass are clean and free from obstructions like blinds or curtains. You can also consider swapping out window screens for sheer white curtains that can filter the sun's light but still allow you to look outside.

All in all, if you want to make your home magazine-ready, these tricks and tips should help you get there. Declutter and get organised by disposing of items that no longer bring you joy. Bring the outdoors inside with natural elements like potted plants and natural fibres for textiles. Create a cohesive colour palette throughout each room for cohesiveness. Lastly, use mirrors and lighting to take advantage of existing light sources in your home. This can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere. With a little DIY magic, sprucing up your space is easier than ever!


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