Interior design begins with the room as a blank canvas. Once the flooring is selected, one can move onto the rest of the design elements that will complete the room. 

The opulent and glamorous looks depicted in leading interior design magazines can be emulated in a more cost effective way. With some research and street-smarts, one can give a room a whole new, refreshed look without spending a lot of money.


Painting is simply the classic solution for quickly and inexpensively updating a room because it is the most effective way to bring about the most change. Choosing a lighter or darker colour to the room can change the dynamic and mood. Make sure the paint is of good quality; a DIY job will add to the savings.


Contemporary styles of wallpaper ooze sophistication and make the room pop. Consider one focal wall behind the couch or behind the headboard in a bedroom. Wallpaper pulls a room together, giving it individuality and glamour.

Window coverings

Bring a new colour to the space, or just get a fresh look by changing the window coverings. Whether it is a clean drape or layering an eclectic sheer, a tweaked window covering gives the room a whole new dimension.

Reupholster furniture

Changing the covers of dining chairs is a DIY job in the making. All one would need is a few metres of fabric and a staple gun to get started. 

Live plants

Fresh flowers can become a costly weekly exercise; it is more economical to invest in luscious live indoor plant to help transform a room. From a mini-citrus to an African Violet, indoor plants pump up the room.


A bold new centrepiece on the dining room table is a quick way to change the feel of a space. Exotic- looking oversized pieces bring more height and dramatic interest to a room. Varying shapes and sizes in a room adds to the texture and keeps the eye moving. Keep it simple, yet special.


The floor colouring and style are important factors to consider when creating the right feeling in a room. The relationship between the colours of the furniture and the floor is also important for the atmosphere. The floor should ideally be two tints lighter or a shade darker than the colour of the furniture. The floor and the furniture may be the same colour and wood type but placing a contrasting colour rug or carpet between them would bring the required relief.

Colours mainly determine the mood of the interior. Choosing the right colour combinations for the wall, floor and ceiling are important decisions to determine the mood and feel of the space. By mixing the colours of the wall, ceiling and floor, one can make a room seem larger, smaller, wider, narrower, deeper, higher, lighter and warmer.

A room can be refreshed and revitalised by simply adding and changing some elements. 

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