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Easy Ways to Elevate Your Home Interiors Today

Looking to spruce up your home interiors effortlessly? Look no further! This guide is your ultimate solution. When it comes to making a quick change, soft furnishings like rugs, throw pillows and blankets, along with a stunning feature carpet and mirrors, are your go-to options. These elements have the power to bring any room together. And if you add some beautiful artwork into the mix, you’ll achieve a perfectly harmonized space.

Soft Furnishings

Soft furnishings are a fantastic way of altering your space without making a permanent change. They are versatile and can be used in many different ways, and inspiration for their colour palette can come from anywhere.


Rugs are an integral part of interior design. They can add a softness to a space, while also giving the floors a fresh look for a lower price point than changing the flooring. Some rooms that rugs can be added to include a hallway, a bedroom, or a living room.

When choosing a rug, you can choose from many different sizes, patterns, fabrics and colours. You must consider the space you will be putting the piece in when choosing. If you are looking for sound dampening and to just soften up a space, staying in the colour palette of the space may be a better choice, whereas if you are looking to add something to the space, choose a rug that works as a pop of colour or pattern may be the right choice for the space.

As well as the current furnishings in the space, the size and lighting in the room are also of importance when choosing a rug. Suppose the room does not get good lighting. In that case, you may want to choose a brighter pop of colour, and maybe consider adding some throw pillows with that pop of colour somewhere in the pattern, new lampshades or a ceiling light shade that coordinates with the rug colour, and a mirror to add light and dimension to the space.

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Throw Pillows and Blankets

Throw pillows and blankets are an easy and cost-effective way of altering and adding to a space to enhance the aesthetic. If you have a neutral space, throw pillows and blankets can be used to add colour, while also blending with the existing furnishings.

The benefits of using soft furnishings like these include:

  • Adding to the comfort level of the space.
  • Adding to the colour palette of the space.
  • Enables you to add personality and a personal flair to the space.

If you are looking for throw pillows or blankets for any space in your home, Des Kelly Interiors offers a wonderful selection in-store and online.

Feature Carpets

Replacing or adding a feature carpet to your home can be a great way to enhance your space. The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is to add a runner to your stairs.

  • Stair Runner

Stair runners are not only for aesthetics but are also beneficial for the space. They work as a sound dampener and are non-slip, which is important for stairs. The stair runner can be personalized to the space, including choosing the pattern, fabric type, binding size and rod material/colour.

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Mirrors are one of the most useful home accessories for elevating your space. They have many benefits outside of being able to check your appearance. One thing that mirrors can do is create the illusion of space. If the space you are looking to enhance is small or feels cramped, mirrors can be used. Since they reflect, they give the illusion that the space is bigger than it is. This effect is also useful when in a space that may not have the best lighting, as mirrors will reflect the light that is available and can aid in brightening up your space. When placing mirrors in an attempt to brighten a room, they should be placed near a light source, be that artificial (by lamps in the room) or natural (by a window). Light (natural light in particular) helps us to produce serotonin, so the more light, the happier you will be.

Mirrors can also be used as statement pieces. If a mirror is particularly large, or if they have a decorative frame, it becomes a piece of art in the home. They can be hung, or propped up against walls or on top of sideboards, or other tables in the home. They can also hide any imperfections or flaws that may be visible on the paintwork.

At Des Kelly Interiors, we offer various mirror designs, sizes and styles that suit any home. If you are looking for that new stand-out piece for your home, find it online or in-store now.

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Artwork is also a great way to elevate a space. You can use art when deciding on what soft furnishings to buy for a space. For example, if you have a floral-style painting in your living room, you can use that to guide the colours you may choose for your rug, throw pillows and throw blankets.

There are psychological benefits to having art in the home. Viewing art increases blood flow to the brain by about 10% (leading to a higher cognitive function). As well as this, art can give a dopamine boost when looking at a piece of art that is objectively beautiful. To reap the psychological benefits you have to pick the correct piece of art for you, so that you can reap the benefits. Pick your art for your space by following your gut. Look at the colours and the theme of the piece and use that to guide yourself when deciding on a purchase. The right piece of art could last you a decade or longer, so take your time when picking your art, and allow the rest of your space to follow suit when picking colours/patterns, and you will end up with a beautiful and elevated space that you will be happy to come into every day.

At Des Kelly Interiors, there is different artwork to be found in every store, and below are some examples of the artwork for sale in our Coolock branch this month. There are other art styles than this, and if you are in the market for a new piece for your space, consider popping down to your nearest Des Kelly Interiors store to browse their collection.

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