WOW factor is that cohesion of interior decor that just makes a house feel AWESOME. It can be indescribable, or it can be very specific. But it ALWAYS appears effortless.

No one wants a house that makes people feel unwelcome when they walk in the door. Having a little pride about your home is important with many home lovers wanting to add a little wow factor (or alot).

That’s just good sense. Changes don’t have to be expensive, either, which means you can add life to a home without remodelling the entire house.

Sometimes, a new set of curtains or a coat of paint can change everything about your home interiors. The trick is to know what will work for your home and how you can make your home work for you.

Any large changes to the interior of your home will likely add value to your home. In the event that you one day want to sell, you should think about how your changes could affect the asking price.

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You can work to a budget if you don’t have enough spare cash to fully remodel each room. Being savvy about where to find the best deals and learning where you can cut corners without jeopardising the look of the home is a great skill to have.

Adding boldness to the space in which you are living can make an ordinary room appear totally extraordinary. I’ve put together eight ways you can give your seemingly ordinary home the wow factor and turn the mundane into the exciting.

WOW Factor Ideas… here are eight of them.


Playing with colours will give you a chance to discover what works for each room of your home and in the right light.

Don’t be afraid to be bold with your choices, though, as bold colours can look truly amazing in a bright space. When you pair a bold, bright colour with a neutral option, you create a look that isn’t just classy – it makes a whole room stand out.

Make a neutral room pop with blocks of the same bright colour in small bursts throughout. The colour you choose can add warmth to a home, so choose carefully. Think of the 60/30/10 rule with 60% primary colour, 30% secondary colour, and 10% accent colour.

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Take inspiration from the colours around you


The items of furniture that you choose for your house don’t have to match the style of the house. A modern home can work fabulously well with classic furniture. But if you choose this path then be eclectic – mix both modern AND classic for a more designed space. Creating tension is part of the work of an interior designer.

Likewise, a classy, Victorian style house may work well with a modern fire installation from Choose wisely when furnishing your home and use ideas here to get a good grasp of what would work in each room of your home.

It’s going to come down to a mix of both taste and common sense: overcrowding a room with random furniture is never going to work well. Be smart about your choices and you can enjoy a classic look in a beautiful house.

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Feature Walls.

A very popular option for the home are feature walls, but don;t make your home look like a display house. Be more creative. Usually, having three walls in a block colour of paint and the last wall in wallpaper like this example here makes for a unique feature wall.

You don’t have to do it that way, of course, especially when you can personalise your feature wall to suit your own tastes.

Whether you use textured wallpaper, colour patterns, or art, a feature wall should give you a talking point for people who come to visit. You don’t have to do one in each room, but it’s a lovely idea if you want to mix it up a little!

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Peonies Wallpaper Mural By Behangfabriek

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Paper Birds Wallpaper Mural By Behangfabriek


Making an entrance (pun well and truly intended!) is important in your home, but this doesn’t just refer to the front door!

You could change the door frames around the entire house and create an interesting impact! Finding one of a kind options in second hand stores is a great way to save some dollars, too.


Every house needs beautiful art as a talking piece. You could choose from paintings to antiques placed around your home that are appropriate for the time period of the house and the décor options.

Oversized art portraits and landscapes are a popular option wow factor option and you could take up much of a main wall with a piece like this. Or choose a designer rug that’s colourful, unuusal, or even striking in black and white.

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Image courtesy of Taubmans

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Metropolitian bath from Maison Valentina, available through Plush Design Interiors


Whether you have children in the house or not, you can still make your living space pop with fun. Pick some decorative vases or pieces that make for a fun talking point for guests in your house.

Having serious décor is nice to look at but adding something a little whimsical isn’t going to hurt!


Being uniform about the materials that you choose is a wonderful way to make the décor look uniform and classy, but mixing up the materials instantly makes the room have a wow factor!

Try using brass fixtures or even black fittings to make a difference in your home and change up the usual uniformity you see in a home.

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Haipot Pendant Light By Dyberg Larsen – Red – available through Plush Design Interiors


Lighting is probably one of the most important elements when it comes to decorating your home. You can’t just rely on the natural light from windows and skylights to make your home pop.

Oversized lamps like these over seating areas and chandeliers in communal areas can really brighten the entire area.

Add strip lights underneath kitchen cabinets to give a little extra light to a kitchen area and don’t be afraid to be dramatic with your choices!

These eight interior wow factor design tips will make your house come alive.


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Japanese Repose Rug By Mineheart available through Plush Design Interiors

There are people out there who don’t think interior design needs much consideration, but could you really stand to live in a plain home? Adding colour (even neutrals), texture and light to a home that is otherwise neutral gives it a soul, a life and it’s going to reflect who you are.

For the most part, we spend eight hours a day somewhere else, earning money for someone else. You want to be able to come home to a place that feels relaxing, comforting and beautiful.

Being in a beautiful space can make everything feel uplifted and it’s up to you to create that space for yourself.

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Contact Penelope at Plush Design Interiors in Adelaide before your next renovation or redecorating project. Plush Design Interiors is the premier creative design house for plush interiors.