Your home should reflect your personality, interests, and lifestyle. Personal design touches are often the difference between a house and a home. Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family in which you should feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you walk in the door and be able to switch off from the stresses of the outside world. However, our homes are often put on the back burner as we try to juggle work, family and social commitments.
Here are a few ways you can make your home feel a little more personal to your family and reflect your personalities in a way that works for you.
Some people feel most at home in a period property. Ornate fireplaces, sash windows and wooden accents create a soothing, cosy atmosphere. You can incorporate some of these features into your current property – even if it’s a new build. The traditional style is a classic for a reason. Start by collecting a few antique furniture pieces, like a bookcase, dressing table and armchair. You could upcycle them with new fabrics and finishes to combine the old with the new. An old-school home doesn’t have to look dated. You can combine vintage furniture with modern prints to compliment your style.
If you struggle to find genuine vintage pieces, then try opting for new pieces that are created in their image. Many companies create modern pieces that pay homage to the designs of the past and these can be a great option if vintage pieces are snapped up fast in your area.
On the other end of the interior scale, we have the minimalist trend. Minimalism relies on natural light, clean edges, and minimal décor. You don’t need to clutter on your surfaces or a million throw pillows on the bed. Install fitted wardrobes into the bedroom to store all your belongings out of sight, out of mind. Save the clashing prints for your wardrobe, and stick to a neutral colour palette for your home.
This trend has seen huge growth in recent years, and with such has come rules upon rules of how people think you should incorporate it in your home. Try to switch off from the gatekeepers and use the style in a way that works for you, don’t feel bad if you have more decorations or ‘clutter’ than online inspirations- your home, your rules.
The modern style thrives on exposed beams, lower furniture and natural materials. Think reclaimed wood, faux fur rugs and black metal accents. The modern style is a little cosier than the minimalist trend. You can have a calm and tidy space – with a few homely touches. The modern home makes you want to curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine.
Neutral colours and natural materials dominate the interior scene. Switch things up and make your home stand out with the art deco style. You can create an eclectic look in your property with bold patterns, geometric shapes and intricate details. Art deco is all about jewel-toned colours and rich gold metals.
Find your personal interior style and redesign your home.