Usually when we invite guests to our home we tend to entertain them in the downstairs of our home. So, if this is something that you do, here are some tips on how to make sure the downstairs of your home looks as good as possible!
Update your flooring
It is a good idea to use this time as an opportunity to replace worn out flooring with something new. Particularly in a downstairs hall way it is a good idea to stay away from the use of carpet, as guests usually walk into a hall with their shoes on and carpet is not sturdy enough to be continuously trod on by people who are wearing shoes. This is why it is a good idea to use flooring which SPC flooring sells, as they have a wide range of hard wearing flooring which will last for many years.
Use neutral colours
Using a neutral colour pallet on the downstairs of your home, will create a lovely light and airy feel to your hall, kitchen and living area. The reason why interior designers love the light and airy look so much, is because it is a clean canvas for lots of coloured soft furnishings and furniture to be displayed upon. The light and airy interior design look also elongates the appearance of a room, so if you have small rooms in the downstairs of your home, neutral colours will help to give a larger appearance to your rooms.
Use metallic wallpaper on some of the walls
The use of metallic wallpaper is a personal favourite of mine, silver or gold coloured wallpaper really adds a rather regal look to a home. The beauty of using metallic colours in your interior colour scheme is that it seems to go well with any colour and the use of metallic colours seem to the timeless, meaning the wallpaper will not go out of fashion for a very long time, which is ideal if you are not looking to change the interior design look of your downstairs rooms very often.
Create one big family room
If you decide to merge your living room and dining room into one big room, it will create a welcoming relaxed area for you, your family and friends to socialise in. However, it is important to note that only professional builders should knock any interior walls down, as some interior walls are responsible for holding the whole house structure up. So, if you are looking to make this big change, it is a good idea to consult an architect or a builder first.
Make your kitchen a social space
Equally, if you do not want to merge your living room and dining room together, or you do not have a dining room and you have a large kitchen instead, make sure your kitchen is a sociable area, meaning you have a sturdy dining table and chairs and maybe even a small couch, providing you have the space for one.