In these days of Pinterest, even a minimalist approach to design is big and bold. From statement walls to the ubiquitous obsession with bohemian everything, big time interior statements demand equally large décor or renovation investments.
Enter the zero-commitment renovation. Home improvement technology has turned user-friendly with easily-installed, removable statement décor options that can transform any space over a weekend.
All it takes is a little research and some clever retail therapy to put you on the road to interior bliss. Here, we round up some of the latest trends in do-it-yourself interior design.
The days of steaming and scraping old wallpaper off the wall are gone. Removable wallpapers come in every aesthetic, from textures to prints. And the greatest part about it? You can change your mind a year later with zero damage and only the cost of your next installation.
Try: Chasing Paper, a curated online shop with a rotating selection of small batch wallpaper designs
You know those tension rods that you use for shower curtains? Repurpose them for an instant wall feature. Create a sense of dimension behind your bed or make a room feel instantly more intimate by draping fabric from floor to ceiling. Ready for a new look? Simply remove your rod or install new fabric.
Try: A. L. Thompson’s or Kirk Home Centre for rods, Edie’s Décor for fabric
Looselay flooring technology allows you to capture the feeling of tile or hard wood flooring with flat planks that lie and lock together for a seamless look. Installation requires no glue, nails or staples and leaves zero damage to the flooring beneath it. Renters, you may now rejoice.
Try: Stafford Flooring
Guilt free gallery walls
If your walls are feeling sparse, but you don’t want to leave nail holes or crack your plaster, then picture hanging strips are for you. DIY your own photo wall or arrange a selection of prints with these adhesive strips that are designed to hold a range of weights, up to 40 pounds per strip. When you are ready to remove your pictures or move them, the strips come off cleanly and with zero residue.
Try: Any hardware store or online home goods retailer
The decorative items in a space can do a lot to transform the feel of the room. Never discount the power of a strategically placed area rug to define a living space or a statement lighting fixture to make a space feel special and new. A new theme in artwork or simply adding in a layer of greenery with fresh florals can totally transform ambience, as well.
Try: Vigoro Nursery, Welcome Home and Rugs Oriental
Check out our ‘Must Haves’ for some of our favorite home accessories for every budget.