Every house comes with its set of problems. One would be very lucky to find a house without that awkward corner or a window that could have been more centered. But clever ideas and creativity can help you hide those flaws in our home interiors or better still, transform them into a design element of the construction. Consider these flaws as challenges and look for out of the box ideas to deal with them.
Here are a few common situations and ideas that can help fix the problem in you home interiors:
You might have a fairy tale house, but a huge, ugly radiator can quickly become an eye sore. This is true especially with older houses with large sized radiators. One idea to deal with these radiators is to paint them in a bright color and make them a design element in the room. Pick a color that matches the rest of your décor.
Dark and dingy bathrooms
Every bathroom needs a window to let in natural light and provide for air circulation. Mold thrives in warm, damp places and bathrooms are by far the dampest parts of the house. Your bathroom can quickly become a problem area if there is not enough sunlight and air. If you cannot install new windows, consider painting the bathroom in a bright, neutral color. Bring plants into your bathroom. These will absorb the moisture, help with air circulation and brighten the bathroom. If possible, install skylights.
More often than not, visible plumbing under the sink in the kitchen or the bathroom can be a real eyesore. An easy solution to hide the plumbing pipes is to drape a skirt. But for those who want a more permanent solution, build shelving in the space. Not only does it give you more storage space, but it will also help hide the ugly plumbing pipes. Just placing cabinet doors to cover the visible pipes can help in masking the less than lovely view.
Windows constructed off-center
Windows that are off – center can be extremely distracting in a well-furnished room. These make the room feel lopsided and heavy on one side. While you cannot do much about the construction of the windows, you can hide the flaw by making it into a design element. Make the window a feature of the room by helping it stand alone. If the window is more towards one corner, balance the weight by creating a corner nook. Place an armchair, a floor lamp and a small book shelf near the window. Instantly, the weight of the window nook will balance the rest of the room.
Poorly lit rooms in your home interiors
Rooms that do not receive adequate amount of natural light can feel dark and depressing especially in the winter months. Adding extra lighting is one way to combat the darkness in your home interiors. But if you are a renter, new light fixtures are probably not an option though. Brighten up a dark and poorly lit room by bringing in bright features. If possible, paint the walls with white. Add bright rugs, pillows and throws. Bring in plants and flowers to make the room feel cheerful. Place mirrors or reflective objects at strategic points to help bounce off the light falling on them, thus creating extra lighting.