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byBonito Designs January 18, 2024 In Blog


A house is often a big investment, and with buying or building one comes the need to design and decorate it such that it feels like home. Turning ordinary Spaces to Extraordinary is always an exciting process, as it gives you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and visualise what you want your abode to look like.  

This guide will take you through the art of dreaming big while showing you several ways in which you can take your home from mundane to delightful.   

The Power of Imagination in Building Extraordinary Living Spaces   

A home is a space that goes beyond the basic physical elements that form its structure. When you think of every element of your home in granular detail, you open the door to a world of possibilities. Explore colors, textures, decor, shapes, and sizes to elevate your home’s interior design from ordinary to extraordinary. The next sections take a look at some of the most ingenious ways in which you can make your home stand out.   

Using What You Already Have

living room interior design

Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do to make your home stand out is to change things up with the decor and furniture you already have. From rearranging elements in your living room such as your sofa set and your TV unit to making clever use of lamps and lighting, the possibilities are endless.   

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Many want to turn their homes into a beautiful haven but don’t want to spend a lot of money on new additions   


Take the furniture and decor you already have at home and switch things up. Ditch the short window curtains for those floor-to-ceiling curtains you have lying inside. Make more use of lamps to add ambient lighting to your space. Make your sofa set cosier by adding some cushions and laying out a throw. The list of simple changes you can make is endless.   

Spice Up Your Walls  

Your home’s walls offer you prime real estate that you can use to add a spark to your home decor. From using decorative mirrors in your living room to adding some DIY art to your bedroom’s walls, there’s so much you can do. A large decorative mirror above your living room sofa, for example, can be a great way to add a sense of space, particularly in a small home.   

It also offers the various lights in your room another surface to reflect off of, adding to your home’s ambience. Another brilliant option is to consider using your creativity to make some art for your walls. There are two ways you can go about this – you can either use multiple smaller pieces of art or create a big, stand-alone piece that takes a prime position on your wall.   

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The hassle of drilling, finding the right art, and leaving permanent holes in your walls can be a grim thought for many.   


Take your time and think about how you want to decorate your walls. Whether you want to create a themed wall or use it to put up murals from your travels, create a plan before you start drilling into your walls.   

Whether you choose to use mirrors, buy yourself some art, or create something yourself, you have plenty of options you can consider to turn your home into an extraordinary haven.   

Personalise Your Home to Reflect Your Unique Interests   

Personalise Your Home

Personalising your interiors and home is a great way to turn your house into a home. Personalising gives you the option of using your home as a reflection of your tastes, interests, hobbies, and values.   

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Most people tend to follow trends and themes but find that their house doesn’t reflect who they are as individuals.   


The best way to personalise your living space and turn it into a reflection of your individuality and interests is to think about unique ways in which you can incorporate these elements in your interior design.   

Say, for example, you’re a professional cyclist and want your house to reflect this passion. An interesting idea you can consider here is to mount your favourite cycle on the primary wall in your living room. This can become the focal point while using other surfaces and areas to add some interesting accessories.   

Similarly, someone in the merchant navy can source old parts from scrapped ships to use as decorative elements for their homes. Some examples of these include old anchors, light fixtures, propellers, and so on.   

Incorporate Unique Colours in Your Interior Design  

Unique Colours in Your Interior Design

Colour can have a tremendous impact on your home’s interiors. While neutral tones like browns, brights, and greys have their own charm, for some, they can also seem a little lifeless. This is where it can truly pay off to incorporate some colour into your designs. Whether you do so as a part of your theme for your modular kitchen cabinets or in the form of a big rug for your living room, there list of options available is endless.   

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A lot of homeowners might fear using colours or are not sure about how to incorporate them into their home decor and interiors.   


Speak to your interior designer about incorporating colours across your home and figure out how much colour you’re open to. Would you like an entire wall in an accent colour (sage, for example) while using neutral colours for your sofa sets and other furnishings, or would you rather incorporate colour in accessories like cushions, curtains, throws, and other such elements?   

The next step is to understand which colours work well together, and which don’t. Greys and darker shades of green, for example, are a great option. Another combination you can consider is shades of orange or yellows with beige or off-white.   

Finding out the answers to these questions can help you narrow down the right elements that can do with some colour to liven your home and add to its allure.   

Make Strategic Use of Lighting   

living room interior designs

Proper lighting transforms your home, adding a new dimension, turning it from ordinary to extraordinary when done effectively. Lighting adds a sense of depth, and height, and can also be used to highlight the most tasteful parts of your home.   

Create coziness with lighting, especially beneficial in colder climates, making your space comfortable in lower temperatures.

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Homeowners often tend to use a few big lights to illuminate their entire homes, making their space feel bland.   


Explore the various types of lighting fixtures available in the market. Gone are the days when lighting had to rely on a single, extravagant chandelier. Explore uplighters, downlights, floor lights, and wall lights to enhance various areas of your home with a range of options.  

Colour temperatures also play a key role in affecting one’s perception of a space. Warm lighting, for example, tends to be ideal for spaces where you’d like to feel relaxed. Your bedrooms, living room, and dining room are the ideal spaces to make use of warmer lights.   

Cooler lights suit functional areas like kitchens and bathrooms, enhancing alertness and visibility for improved functionality.


Dream big for your home’s extraordinary transformation, unlocking a world of possibilities and the space it deserves. Layouts, colors, furniture, tech, and textures offer endless possibilities to create a memorable home visitors will remember for years.

Embarking on a journey to transform your home is a big step, and with Bonito Designs, you’re in good hands. Let’s transform your space into something extraordinary, creating pride in every moment spent within it, together.