interior-decorationThe interior design of your home is more important than you might think. You should feel comfortable and happy in every space within your home – and your interior design has a lot to do with that. A balance between function and form is needed as well as a few personal touches to really create an atmosphere that you can feel at home in.

If you find that one of your rooms feels a little dull, then you should spruce it up! A dull room is a drag to be in – and you don’t want your space to put you in a sour mood. The following are a few simple tricks that you can use to add a bit of life to a room that feels a little dull:

Hang Up Some Art

A piece of artwork is a sure way to provide some visual interest to a dull room. It’s also a great way to add something that showcases your personal taste to create a focal point that will have guests talking about it. Art doesn’t have to be expensive either. Check out a local gallery to support local artists or buy a print of a piece of art you like instead.

Add Throw Pillows

throw-pillowsThrow pillows are a great way to accent a space that is in desperate need of some pattern or color. The great thing about throw pillows is that you can choose bold colors and patterns since they are too small to overwhelm a room’s design. [clear]

Improve Your Lighting

You’d be surprised at how often a room will lose its blandness after you improve its lighting. It doesn’t matter how great the décor in a room is – if a single overhead light is the only thing lighting the room, it’s not going to look very good. Choose a unique fixture to provide general lighting, then add task lighting for the room – such as lamps for bedside tables or floor lamps for behind your couch, to provide a few examples. You’ll also want accent lighting, such as wall sconces or track lighting to help draw attention to some of your favorite pieces of furniture or décor. Use LED bulbs to provide higher quality light and to use less energy as well.

Change the Colors

If those boring white walls aren’t doing much for you, consider repainting them. Even if it’s still a neutral color it can have a dramatic effect on your space. If you want to try a bold color but are afraid it will overwhelm the room’s design, use it on just one wall as an accent and leave the other walls their original color.

Add an Area Rug

area-rugSometimes the room just needs a little something extra to tie the design together. This is exactly what an area rug does. It’s a great way to introduce a pattern and various colors into the space as well as help add balance to the furniture and décor in the room. [clear]

Window Treatments

Nothing is more boring than regular vinyl blinds that are typically found in apartment complexes. If you want to keep using blinds, consider something a little more unique, like bamboo or wood blinds. To really add a visual punch to the room, hang up some curtains. Curtains are a great way to add visual depth to a room and can break up the blandness of your walls.

Try using one or more of these simple tips to spruce up a space that feels a little bit dull and bland.