How to Add More Visual Interest to Your Home Décor – Tips and Tricks

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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They say that, once you become a homeowner, your to-do list never ends. You cross items off only to add more to the list. It’s a never-ending cycle of improvements, renovations, and repairs. This is how you keep your home stylish, welcoming, comfortable, and functional. If you feel like your home décor is missing something and it just doesn’t have the visual interest that you’re after, there are some simple ways you can fix that.

There is no need to jump into a massive renovation project; instead, use these tips and tricks to add more visual interest to your home décor.

Look Into Natural Stone Veneer

A great way to add interest is to combine different textures and materials in the home. You can choose a single-color palette or design style to act as the anchor but then experiment with texture. Natural stone veneer is perfect for those who want to bring a sense of nature to the home but who also like elegant and sophisticated materials.

The great thing about this material is that it's very lightweight, so this is meant strictly for design purposes, not for any sort of structural installation. That opens up the door to versatility and, because you can find so many different colors, there is bound to be one you love.

Paint the Trim

It's quite common for trim in homes to either be left the natural color of the wood or painted white. This includes all the trimming on the doors, windows, and floors. It’s something you probably haven’t given a second thought to but, in reality, the trim can give you a great opportunity to add visual interest. You can paint the trim any color you like, and you can even paint your interior doors a different color than the trim to make it pop. When you paint the trim, you’ll make it more noticeable and turn it more into an architectural and design feature.

If you’re unsure what color to choose or feel nervous about such a bold design choice, just start small and paint a small section. You can then leave it for a few days or weeks and see how you feel about it. Does the color grow on you? Do you need something more or less bold, and could this be the right design choice for that room?

Use Accessories in the Home

Take a look through your home and ask yourself whether you have used your accessories to their full potential. Accessories can pull a design together, add visual interest and create a unique vibe. It’s the little touches like these that will help your home stand out from the rest. Accessories can be little items such as a small photo or painting or an oversized item that makes a statement and can be seen from all angles. Ideally, you want to mix the two.

Using these tips will allow you to start thinking about visual interest in the home and how you can improve it.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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