Subtle way to give your home decor something special

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There are all kinds of things you can do to make your home decor look special – here, we’re going to focus on a few subtle changes you can make to give it that little extra ‘oomph’. The additions below aren’t all going to be immediately noticeable, but they will definitely change the vibe of the house overall. Take a look! 

  1. Focus On Architectural Details

Architectural details can make a huge difference to the look of your home. Details such as crown molding, wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and mosaic-tile backsplashes are all worth focusing on if you want to add a little something special. Do it one at a time and see how your home starts shaping up. You can go to to get an idea of the sort of high quality flooring you should go for. It’s a good idea to splash out on the good stuff so that it lasts. Cheaper options won’t be as resistant to wear and use, so bear this in mind. 

2. Add A Fireplace

A fireplace will not be cheap or easy to add – this is why an electric fireplace might be better. Electric pieces take less effort to maintain, too. However, one of these can instantly make a room feel more cosy, whether you’re using it or not. It can also make a great statement piece. 

3. Add A Simple Pop Of Colour 

A pop of colour is a really easy, quick, and simple way to give your home decor that little something extra. Maybe you could add a bright colour and change up the personality of your home. Maybe you could add something metallic for interest. Make sure you test the colour out in different lights at different times of day so that it looks how you envision on the wall.  

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4. Select Luxurious Towels

The little things really do matter when you want to give your home a little something special. You can start by selecting luxurious towels for your bathroom – towels that you’re actually excited to use when you get out of the bath or shower! They are more expensive but they are so worth it, as they really last and they feel amazing. 

5. Invest In Your Bed Sheets And Accessories

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so we should be sleeping in comfort. Investing in great bed sheets and accessories will make your bed look and feel more luxurious. It’ll also make bed time so much more enjoyable! Choosing sheets with a higher thread count is recommended. Again, you’ll spend more money but the sheets will last longer and feel so much nicer on your skin. 

6. Hang Art On The Walls 

A house is not a home without artwork that you love. Artwork can be used to show off your tastes and bring a room to life. A gallery wall isn’t exactly subtle, but it’s something you can use if you want to incorporate some art – you could potentially make it subtle by using monochrome pieces of similar styles. However, you might refer to choose one piece and then stick to that. 

7. Update Old Fixtures

Updating old fixtures takes seconds and is super easy to do. It makes a bigger difference than you may have originally thought! You can look at swapping out things like Knobs, handles, drawer pulls, and light switch plates. All of them are fairly cheap and easy to change, but they really can change the look of a room. 

8. Add Visual Space Using A Mirror 

If you have a small space or you would simply like to create the illusion of a larger space, adding mirrors is a wonderful way to do this. Mirrors can easily create visual space, so by placing them strategically in a small room you can reflect light and make your home appear more spacious. 

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9. Splash Out On A Statement Piece

If you see a statement piece you like, splash out. You don’t want to fill your home with statement pieces – this wouldn’t be subtle at all. This is why you need to take your time when shopping for yours and choose something you really love. 

10. Don’t Be Afraid To Use Deep Colours

Many people think that using deep colours will make their home look dark and dingy. However, deep colours used correctly can make a home look far more luxurious. Deep purple and blue are great calming colours that can give an air of royalty off when used properly. Make sure you choose yours carefully. 

11. Clean Up Clutter As You Go Along

By simply cleaning up your clutter as you go along, you can keep your home looking fresh, spacious, and clean. Start by getting rid of items that simply add visual clutter to a space and not much in the way of decor. If you have a lot of smaller pieces, it could be worth getting rid of them and replacing for fewer larger pieces. The last thing you want is to create more visual clutter. When it comes to things like letters, they can really spoil the look of a room if just left lying around for too long. Try to decide what to do with something straight away, rather than putting it to the side for later. 

12. Bring In Plants 

Plants purify the air, and studies have shown that they trigger something in the brain when we look at them that makes us feel happier. What could be better than that? Bring them into your home in abundance or even just one or two will work. Just make sure they are easy to maintain. A little bit of greenery always perks up just about any room. 

Hopefully, you now have 12 subtle ways you can make your home decor look even more special. Take your time – you don’t have to do everything in one weekend. Get rid of clutter and add a plant, then maybe go shopping for your statement piece and a pot of colourful paint the week after. Keep going until your home feels complete!