According to a HomeGoods survey, only one out of five Americans (20%) feel happy with their home decor. Many homeowners do not have the funds to decorate as they wish. Others do not know how to incorporate their personal style into their house design. These tips will help you design a house that you can turn into a home and that truly makes you happy.
Take your time decorating
We all have felt that rush to get a room finished. Once we move into a house, we are constantly trying to find the right pieces for each room. We can easily lose sight of the overall design. It is okay to leave some parts of your house bare until you find the perfect decorative items. You might need to get some items, like furniture and appliances, but you can wait for decorative items. Even if it takes you years to complete the look in a room, it is worth the wait to have a room that you enjoy.
Draw inspiration from around you
There are many places to draw inspiration from. Keep your eyes open for looks and designs that you enjoy. If you stay in a hotel that makes you feel extra relaxed, specifically note what about it is relaxing. If you visit a friend?s new house and really enjoy the overall design, ask her where she did her housing shopping. Browse through magazines and catalogs and pick out unique accent pieces that you want to see in person.
Choose one accent piece for each room
You don?t have to personalize every single part of your house. Instead, choose one accent piece for each room. This accent piece should be something that reflects your personality and is something that you really enjoy. This accent piece might be functional, such as a cane holder or antique brass planter. According to a recent survey, 93% of Americans believe that a room?s decor can positively or negatively impact your mood. The item does not necessarily have to serve a purpose. Just make sure you enjoy it and it fits in with your current household design.
Add extra personalization to your entryway
The entry way, or the first room you see in the house, should contain the most personality. It is the first room that guests will view and it is the first room you will walk back into, after a long day. This room should give your guest?s an idea of who you are and what you enjoy. It should also provide you with relaxation and comfort from the minute you walk into the house. Some homeowners choose items like antique umbrella holders or other types of umbrella stands on sale. But, you can choose whatever item you enjoy.
Use a bright color pattern
While it is important to choose colors and designs that you enjoy, you do want to avoid dark colors. Dark colors tend to affect your mood negatively. They make it difficult to get up in the morning. They can also affect motivation and productivity. Choosing brighter colors can improve your mood and make you feel better throughout the day. If you still want to incorporate darker colors into your home?s design, you can still do so with furniture and throw pillows. However, it is best to keep the wall colors and accents lighter.
Your house is your place of relaxation and comfort. It is important to not only create a design that you enjoy, but to also design a place that is relaxing, personal, and you. These tips will help you turn that drab home design into something you are proud of and happy with.