Decorating a home is often one of the most enjoyable parts of the renovation process. It’s the time when we can finally put all of our tastes to good work, helping them liberally apply themselves to the personality of our home. It’s true that living in a home which reflects your tastes and personality in the best way is something which can truly help you feel rooted in your space. Not only that, but over time, bringing in the tastes of your new family into the home can help make the space feel unique, dynamic and up to date with the passing march of time.
However, if you’re not the most creative, or are simply stuck for ideas, it can be very difficult to figure out where to begin. What color schemes should you go for? How should you decorate the walls of your new extension? How do you keep everything themed well without difficulty? We’d like to offer the following small tidbits of advice, hoping that it is of some practical use.
Old Is Not Always Dated
When it comes to decors, it’s easy to look dated. Just apply some textured wallpaper in one of your rooms and it’ll look like it came straight out of the 1970’s. However, that doesn’t mean that old furnishings will make the place look dated. If you have a modern aesthetic, sometimes these two worlds meeting in your home space can help provide a modern retro look, something which is completely in style and can help you celebrate all of the positives of two era’s.
Why not apply some beautiful wooden and handcrafted furniture into your living space. Sometimes, these can be made of reclaimed wood, but sometimes even modern production methods can look phenomenal. An old rocking horse, a rocking chair or if you have the space for it, an old wooden instrument can help bring the past into the room you decorate, but in a tasteful and very unintrusive way.
Large Photograph’s Are All The Rage
Instead of gimmicky wall art which you have little to no connection with, why not try and install large photograph’s into your home? The subject matter of which can truly make a room come together or look relatively scatter-minded. What tastes do you and your family have? Where have you visited? What landscapes do you love the most? Hiring a photographer such as Samuel Burns can help you truly identify what you’d like decorating your home, giving you a professional and personal edge to the property you inhabit.
Instead of taking pictures of random landscapes, why not have pictures of the areas you have actually visited? Instead of artwork regarding people you have never met or have never been able to understand, why not have artwork decorating and celebrating the sporting achievements of your child? If you’re stuck for ideas and have little tastes for the fineries of modern art, this option can serve fantastically. It literally makes your home an altar to the combined love of your family unit.
These tips are sure to help you get the ball rolling when it comes to developing a home for your family. Good luck!