Avoid trying to design the entire house at the same time – focus on one room at a time.
Home design doesn’t necessarily mean you have to divide the space differently, break walls and replace the floor. For example, a kitchen can be designed by replacing drawer handles and cabinet doors, and by adding decorative elements to the walls.
Even if the changes in design are very small, it is recommended to involve all home residents. This will save you redundant arguments in the future.
Quite often it is possible to create a very dramatic change in the atmosphere without actually modifying the design other than the lighting. Changing the light sources, installing hidden light fixtures and replacing large fixtures with spotlights can help
Home design often involves furniture replacement. In fact, replacing a living room set may be sufficient to change the visual appearance completely.
Try painting one wall with a color that contrasts the colors of other walls and see how you feel about the change. One of the advantages of design via color changes is that it is a very cheap and fast way to make a significant yet reversible change.
Another significant change can be achieved by enlarging the windows, particularly in the main space of your home.
Plaster allows to make significant changes in design, such as room division and addition of large elements (such as a plaster sideboard or wall niches), without taking much time, money and energy.
It’s hard to believe how significant a change can be by simply replacing the flooring. Sometimes, just a few decorative tiles with a different appearance are enough to bring the whole floor to life.