At 328 Design Group we believe good design should be available to all, and with a variety of services we truly offer something for everyone. For those looking for a quick change or a weekend DIY project, we have a few ideas for simple changes that are easy on the budget but big on impact.
a bit of pizzazz
Every room has a wall. Often four. These take up a large portion of every space. Paint is always a great weekend project and adds interest to your home without breaking the bank, but for something with a bit more pizzazz, wallpaper is an exciting way to add color, texture and pattern in any room large or small. Wait. You hear wallpaper and Grandma’s basement immediately comes to mind? Get ready for change. In the last couple years, wallpaper has been making a huge comeback with a plethora of fun and interesting patterns available. At 328 Design, we like to use wallpaper to cover an accent wall in a large room or on all of the walls in a powder or master bathroom. Peel and stick wallpaper makes installation easy and cheap. Take a look at Wayfair and Etsy to find the perfect fit for your home!
the next level
If you are looking for a project that is a bit more involved, art and mirrors add dimension and interest to a room. A gallery wall is our go-to choice for filling up a large wall on a budget. When putting together your gallery wall, use large pieces first then add in smaller three-dimensional objects, letters, or framed art to fill in the holes. Lay out the your idea on the floor first to avoid mistakes while installing the final product. Use masking tape on the floor as your frame and experiment until you find the perfect fit. Floating shelves look great for both vertical and horizontal dimension! Accessories such as colorful vases, trays, books, pictures, and other objects can be added to shelves or bookcases to really put your personality and the feel of your home on display. Home Goods is a great option for amazing accessories on a dime. Books and vases add vertical height to your gallery, while trays can add horizontal interest. It is important to use objects with different heights and sizes when accessorizing to add visual balance and dimension. Fill the back of your shelves with taller objects and the front with shorter items and if you have any left over spaces, fill them with objects in a variety of textures.
One other simple idea is especially relevant this time of year…greenery! Potted plants add color and texture using a natural approach and hanging terrariums tie in the ceiling and make a room feel taller. Cook a lot? Add herbs in a kitchen for multi-use. Save money by buying pots and starting the plants from seeds and create a little summer hobby that looks and tastes great!
Putting together a complete, great looking room does not have to be expensive. We hope our tips above inspire you to make your home a little more you.