If you’re currently obsessed with Bobby from Queer Eye, then you’re gonna have to get in line, because there are about a million other people in this world who have already signed up to the Bobby fan club. Yes, while we love all of the other members of the Fabulous Five, Bobby Berk always wins us over with his ability to transform a regular space into something extraordinary. Because of this, we’ve tried our hardest to incorporate the same kind of design aesthetic into our own homes, but we have absolutely no idea where to start! Luckily, these interior design tips will transform any home…
Use lighter hues to make small rooms look bigger
Are you currently sat in a tiny room and wondering when the walls will eventually close in on you? Well, you may be feeling pretty darn anxious and a little like James in the Giant Peach because you are using darker colors on your walls – which isn’t helping anything. Yes, if you have a small room, it’s always best to use lighter colors and hues on your walls. This is because these colors will reflect the light to create an awesome optical illusion that you have way more space than you do. You gotta trick the world, you see.
Make use of wicker baskets… because why not?
Okay, so wicker baskets may take you back to the night when you decided to watch The Wicker Man on your own, but you don’t have to be afraid of these things! Wicker baskets are the greatest things in the world when it comes to decoration, because they not only look earthy and natural and give your home a more rustic feel, but they also give you extra storage. You can keep blankets in there; you can keep toys in there, you can keep magazines in there. Basically, you can keep anything in these things!
Say hello to your green fingers and get potting
If you struggle to keep plants alive, you might want to skip this one – because you don’t want the soil of hundreds of plants on your hands. Yet, if you’re not too shabby in your backyard and have green fingers, grabbing a few pots and buying a few plants can quickly and easily transform your home. After all, who doesn’t love to be surrounded by plants and greenery? Adding plants to any space is the best way to jazz up your room, and also the best way to instantly add color. As if that wasn’t cool enough, these plants can do their thing and make your house less humid. What could be better than that?
Cover your wood with beautiful rugs
Although we love wooden flooring as much as the next guy (who really, really loves wooden flooring), this aesthetic can often make your home look cold, clinical and bare. Of course, nobody wants that, so you need to find a way to break up the monotony of this wood with something much softer. You know what we’re about to say… it’s time to go shopping! Finding a beautiful rug for your floor is one of the best ways to add functionality to your room, as well as new textures and colors. You can literally choose any rug and it will look awesome.
Add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your kitchen
Do you find that your kitchen always looks overcrowded? There might be pots everywhere, there might be plates filling up the sink, and everything is just a bit all over the place. Well, if you have an island in your kitchen, you should definitely consider buying a hanging pot holder. This is just a hanging metal rail that can keep all of your pots, pans and utensils high above your head. Although it’s a neat way to store your utensils, it also looks pretty darn stylish.
Have you always wanted to transform your home but had no idea where the heck to start? Well, it seems as though it’s much easier than it would seem.