By Roelf Nel

Functional Décor Ideas

With the year ending soon, most of us are ready for our summer break. You may want to make some changes to your home, but do not have that much energy for a complete make-over. Here are a few functional ideas for home décor that are easy to apply to any room and create an instant fresh look.

Set up a nice desk and chair to pay bills and enable correspondence. A round table with two chairs makes an excellent spot for coffee and conversation. Visit our Home office Pinterest Board for more inspiring ideas.

Rugs are a great way to break up a room and add warmth to cold floors like marble, travertine, and hard wood. Gets some great ideas at our Pinterest Board on Area Rugs.

If you have kids, give them a place to play games with a round game table and comfy chairs. We all need a playroom – find some fun ideas at our Pinterest Playroom Board.

Chaise lounge sofas add sophistication to a room and provide a comfortable place to lay back and relax.

A sofa chair, accompanied by a lamp and side table, makes a wonderful reading corner where you can relax with your favourite drink.

Dividing screens are good for separating big open areas.

For a modern look, open shelving in a dark glossy finish is sure to add the touch you desire. This is also a great way to divide a room or loft area.

Define a walking path to innately separate areas and identify spaces.

Artwork acts both as an accessory and a focal point. Place your art in a spot where you’ll be able to appreciate it from most angles of the room. The Décor with Art Pinterest Board is loaded with great artwork ideas.

Cross-link furniture in different layouts and combinations to give a new look to any room.

Set up seating in a way that conversational groups can be created, instead of spreading out furniture that will result in loud, messy get-togethers. Find some creative ideas at our Living room Pinterest Board

Creating a homey, functional environment is easy and yields positive results toward achieving a more balanced lifestyle. If you can designate individual areas of your house for specific purposes, it will be easier to live in comfort and harmony.

As this year wraps up, we hope you have found some inspiring ideas on the Blog and Pinterest Boards that will stimulate your creative juices to transform your home. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season.