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From entertaining guests to spending time relaxing, beautiful houses allow you to enjoy your space. If you ever decide to sell, having a lovely home can help you get the fairest price for your property, too. There are several ways you can add some natural beauty to your design.

What Makes a House Beautiful?

You don’t need a professional decorator or a degree in design to transform your space into something you’ll love. Use these tips for creating beauty to transform any room in your house:

1. Blank canvas mentality

Think of each room as a blank canvas waiting for your creative touch. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Rearrange furniture, try new accent pieces, and see what feels right for you.

2. Declutter

A neat and well-organized home always looks better than one that is disorganized and chaotic. 

A simple and free way to make any room more beautiful is to eliminate clutter. A room with fewer items lets the natural lines of the architecture shine through. Clean out your space, sell or donate anything you don’t love and use regularly, or find hidden storage spaces for what you want to keep. You’ll uncover a more lovely space.

This will significantly alter how your house appears overall. Keeping your home clean and organized is essential to having an elegant home. Maintaining order is the most crucial decorating tip of all since it signals the start of an amazing makeover.

3. Use light

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Lighting creates the illusion of space, so integrate more of it by leaving windows open and using large mirrors in your home to reflect light and make any room look larger.

Choosing paler colors for walls, ceilings, or floors can also help reflect light and make rooms look bigger.

For setting the mood, soft lighting sets the mood for relaxation.

Consider adding dimmer switches or table lamps with warm white bulbs to create a gentle, inviting glow.

4. Play with color

Add bright pops of color to your rooms with rugs, slipcovers, large artwork, throw pillows, curtains, and other inexpensive additions.

You can also paint molding, walls, or ceilings in bright colors that go with your wood floors. Consider choosing one or two complementary colors to add to each room to create a vivid but not busy space.

5. Add texture

Nubby fabrics, linen or lace window coverings, feather lamps, cashmere throws, faux fur rugs, leather, and other textured materials can create visual interest and add tactile elements to your room.

Layer textures like chunky throws, fluffy pillows, and soft rugs to make your space feel warm and inviting. Experiment by mixing and matching different textures in one space.

6. Bring in some nature

There should be some natural elements in every home, such as driftwood or branches, live plants, flowers, and natural wood or stone.

Plants and fresh flowers make your rooms smell and look instantly better. Having flowering plants in your room can even help freshen the air. Look for beautiful pots and vases to showcase your green thumb.

Plants and flowers instantly add life and freshness to a space. Group a few low-maintenance options on a windowsill or hang a vibrant vine in a corner. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, these indoor plants can be kept alive with minimal care.

7. Try new arrangements

Whether you collect artwork, love seashells, or take photos, chances are your home is filled with things you love. A room should have sentimental items that bring joy and hold meaning for you. 

Experiment by arranging your possessions in new ways, then step back and take a photo. Comparing photos of different arrangements lets you see what looks best. Do not let design guidelines limit your creativity.

8. Carve out your corner

Dedicate a space specifically for you. Maybe it’s a comfortable reading nook with a plush armchair and a side table for your favorite book. This personalized spot allows you to unwind and recharge.

9. Group with purpose

Instead of scattering your favorite travel souvenirs or artwork around the room, create a dedicated gallery wall or display shelf. Grouping like items creates a visually cohesive and interesting display.

10. Treat your surroundings well

Take care of the things you love in your home.  Dust your favorite picture frames, polish well-loved furniture, and display treasured items with care. This shows respect for your belongings and creates a sense of order.

11. Mirrors, glorious mirrors

Stylish and minimalist interior of living room with design goldA well-placed mirror can add depth and dimension to any space. It can also reflect natural light, making the room feel brighter.

Mirrors are so versatile, that they deserve to be mentioned! Not only do they add light and depth, but they can also create the illusion of a larger space.

12. Rugs define the space

A beautiful rug can anchor a room and add a pop of color or pattern. Choose a size that’s proportional to the space and furniture arrangement.

13. Less is more

Ever heard the saying “less is more”? It’s definitely true when it comes to decorating your home! Instead of filling your space with tons of stuff, focus on choosing a few key pieces that you really love. This minimalist approach creates a sense of spaciousness, brightness, and clean lines, making your home feel instantly more inviting.

A minimalist style isn’t about feeling cold or empty. It’s about creating a sense of peace and showcasing the things that matter most to you. By carefully selecting a few special pieces, you’ll cultivate a space that reflects your personality and style, without feeling cluttered.

14. Pay attention to your floors

Flooring is truly the aesthetic foundation for the whole room. Whether you choose luxury vinyl, hardwood, carpet, tile or any other surface, carefully consider which flooring helps you create the look you want.

Create a Beautiful Home with Gorgeous Floors

If you’re ready to create an amazing space from the ground up, 50Floor’s flooring professionals can help. Our in-home consultants will bring flooring samples to you, so you can see how different options might look in your lighting and with your décor. 

We can help you find stunning floor solutions at amazing prices, and we can take care of everything from ordering to installation so you can sit back and enjoy your wonderful new space.

Make a free in-home flooring appointment today!

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