How to Give a Refined Appearance to Your Home

If you’ve ever watched HGTV or browsed any home magazine, you know everyone has a refined appearance for their home. Honestly, these spaces look like such a dream! While the idea sounds far away, it’s further from the truth. Here is everything you need to know about giving your home a refined look.

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Accentuating textures

If you’re looking for the best way to dress up your living room or even the rest of your home, consider using textures. Textures can add something to the overall character of your home and can be used on any surface, from floors to walls to ceilings. They can be combined with the rest of the design scheme to create a cohesive look and feel. 

This is especially true if you use the right colours and materials. For instance, if you’re wanting made to measure curtains then that fabric alone can add so much texture! The most important thing to remember is that textures are best paired with one another.

Accent colours

Accent colours are easy to create a unique look in your home while still allowing it to feel very refined. If you want to avoid painting a wall or buying new furniture, you can add colour with throw pillows and artwork. A little bit of colour can make your home feel more tailored and inviting. If you have an open-concept home, a contrasting accent wall can be a great way to add a pop of colour. The best way to decide which colour is right for you is to consider your room’s existing colour scheme. Lighter shades will add brightness, while darker colours will help frame windows and create a cosy atmosphere.

Another great option for an accent colour is to paint your architectural features. Painting your door, window frame or cabinetry is a great way to add colour without committing to painting an entire wall. You can also use an area rug or decorative canvas to finish off your feature. If you’re looking for a more streamlined approach, a neutral colour base is a great option. Neutral colours don’t overwhelm a room, but they do add dimension. It’s also a good idea to keep your accessories neutral to prevent a room from overpowering with colour.

Keep your home tidy

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Whether you’re after a French aesthetic, or want your home to resemble a dreamy home magazine cover, keeping your home tidy is a must. While it’s entirely true that keeping a home clean and tidy can be a chore, it is worth it. Although it may be impossible to maintain the ideal pristine state, there are things you can do to help make your home look and smell fresh. 

One of the best ways to do this is to tuck away small items in their proper storage areas. You can even create your own home storage solutions by incorporating over-the-door organisers. This small act will go a long way in helping you get organised.

Keep it free of clutter

Clutter hurts our physical and mental health. It is distracting and can cause us to miss important details and waste time and money. All refined homes lack clutter. However, you need to keep in mind that clutter and maximalism are not the same things. You’re going to sort through everything in your home and determine what helps your home and what goes against it. Refined homes just lack any sort of clutter or at least clutter that makes the space feel small or unwelcoming. Sometimes, it’s not about removing things but instead rearranging. 

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