Wednesday 13 March 2019

What Do You Want? Making A Home More 'You'

I moved house over a year ago and I feel like it's never going to be finished and if I'm honest I'm feeling really uninspired at the moment, but I want to change that. I want my home to feel new again and make it somewhere I can't wait to return to at the end of the day. Maybe you're in a similar situation and have recently moved into a new home too. I want my home to really reflect me so here are some simple ways that I hope and you can do to achieve this.
It's all about colour

It's actually so easy to make a home feel more like you by simply changing the colour of your walls. Paint the walls in a colour that relaxes you or inspires you, and this gives you an immediate boost. While most people will choose from more normal colours, just because they look good, think about what you want from the space. If you want to be relaxed, then choosing more biscuit coloured tones will relax you, but if you want inspiration, go for vibrant blues.

Layers and texture
Even if you have minimal space to play with, layers will work wonders to create a more personalised environment. You can go for the organic approach and place throws and rugs down or you can add rustic decor ideas to give you that aesthetic you've always wanted. On Elle Decor there are some suggestions, and take them on boards. Give them consideration and see if they will inspire you in other ways.
Where do you congregate?

When we’re looking at our house as a home, we can spend a lot of time renovating spaces that we don't really spend much time in. If you tend to congregate in the kitchen or the living room, as most people do and I know I do, then it's better for you to focus on this, especially if money is limited, which nine times out of ten it is. And this means that you should go for big statement pieces. But if you’re looking to make a place a bit more to your taste, going for the larger furniture staples will completely alter your home and outlook. Something as simple as a new sofa can transform a space, (I love mine) especially if you're trying to push the home in a more organic and luxurious direction. On there is plenty of inspiration. Perhaps a sofa will be the springboard towards a whole new collection of statement pieces around the home. From there, you can purchase new coffee tables, sideboards, and lampshades that turn your home into a more rustic, yet relaxing, environment.
But if you want to make a home more you, it's not always about playing with the space, but drilling it down to the bare essentials. What do you really want from your home? Or do you have too many ideas? If so, you've got a whole house to play with; try one room in a more rustic style, and try another more “modern”. And while this can make for a very conflicted house, style-wise, if you have the budget, go for it! If not, it's important to boil it down to the bare essentials. At the end of the day, it's got to be something you're happy with and I think this is why it's taken me so long to decide what I want to do as I want to get it right first time.

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