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A More Creative Approach To Interior Design

When you’re making changes to your own home, it’s likely that you have a number of key considerations in mind. You may have your own personal preferences, but you may also be mindful of the opinions of other family members. There’s also likely to be some degree of thinking about those who may be visiting your home.

I always think that it’s a reasonable idea to start by thinking about an individual room and what you are trying to achieve. What do you have in mind for this room? Is it a space where you are planning on entertaining guests? It may be a more private space that will largely be reserved for family members.

By setting out what you are looking to achieve, you can give yourself some clear objectives. These may define many of the other decisions that you are about to make. I do, however, feel that it’s possible to go too far. It’s easy to imagine that rooms that will be used for entertaining should be more formal, or more suited to dinner parties and adult guests.

My own experience would suggest that it’s actually nice to see some personal touches. If you have children and are proud of your family life, then I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t put that life on display. It seems a shame to hide away such an important element of life. Take the time to really make the most of what you can offer.

I also think that there is a danger of making cautious choices. This is a really easy trap to fall into, particularly if you are a regular viewer of property television shows. What is the problem that is faced in this situation?

One of the main issues that I have with such shows is that they almost always appear to focus on the buying and selling of homes. In a sense, they could almost be defined as being about property investment. For most of us, however, the reality is that we use properties as spaces in which to live. We are trying to really make a home.

If you are looking to sell a property, then it may well make a lot of sense to use neutral colours and to create a space that will appeal to many people. The problem is that such an approach to interior design can lead to rather boring outcomes. Don’t be afraid to add a splash of colour, or to make bold statements.

If you see a piece of art, for example, that you like, then why not buy it and place it within your own home? Some people may not like it, but it’s your home and it’s right that you should be the person making the decisions. Don’t hold back. You’ll find that it’s much more rewarding to make creative choices that allow you to really make your mark on the home.

Budget Bedroom Updates

Fortunately, there are a ton of home accessories and decor ideas that can help you update your bedroom space on a budget.

Hand-Me-Downs and Antique Furnitures

One of the quickest and easiest ways to update a bedroom is through repainting or refinishing existing furnitures. A fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference on worn dressers or tired nightstands.

If any of your bedroom furnitures have knobs, consider replacing the knobs with newer, more stylish knobs. Combining new knobs with a fresh coat of paint can make your old furnitures feel like brand new pieces, for a mere fraction of the cost of replacing those same pieces with new furnitures.

Update Your Wall Decor

Even if you don’t have the budget to go out and purchase all new wall decor pieces, consider rearranging the existing pieces you have. Simply rearranging the frames can give the room a fresh new look.

Another option you could consider is repainting the frames to help clean them up. Repainting the frames, even if you don’t rearrange them, can help breath new life into old, dull pieces.

Invest in New Light

Whether it be a new set of table lamps, new lamp shades or perhaps a new large scale oval mirror, consider incorporating new light into your space. Natural light can be reflected through mirrors, while artificial light is always a plus for creating a mood, especially in the evening hours.

Fresh Linens

The truth is, bed linens are expensive, especially if you have a queen or king sized bed. Therefore, it’s important to space out your bed linen purchases periodically so that way you don’t blow your entire budget all at once. Of course, investing in a new set of sheets or a few cute throw pillows for your bed can help spruce up a bedroom’s decor.

When it comes to updating the bedroom space, remember that there are a number of home accessories and decor items that you can incorporate into the space for relatively cheap. Keep your eye out for sales, clearance items and other bargain shopping scores to help update your space on a limited budget.

Decorating And Contemporary Furniture For A New Home

It is important to get some basics that will last and are needed, a good sofa, armchairs, a dinning table, chairs and a good and comfortable bed. But there are plenty of more to have to make an interior look perfect. But do not rush, an ideal and cosy home should be built slowly in the same way we build our lives. It is a process that require time and different views on making choices and decisions. A quirky piece of furniture that is the latest trend on every magazine it is the must have of today but do we really think it will become a timeless piece for us to treasure? It will surely tire us after a while. To me the perfect home is that which is a reflection of a journey, our life.

When choosing furniture and making a wonderful home this is my advice:

– Go for quality well made pieces, the important is to select furniture which will become, after time timeless, classics on their own. It does not matter you go for a classic style or modern, timeless applies for both, like the word contemporary. Contemporary might well be used for modern furniture but also for classic.

– Do not rush on your decisions, visit furniture showrooms, internet stores, magazines, blogs,… Make a list of possible options and go through it several times in different days. What today might seem the perfect choice, in a couple of days it is not.

– When buying furniture it is also very important to know the space possibilities of your home. Dimensions need to come first.

– This also applies to the access of each place. Some furniture pieces won’t get to your flat if corridors, doors and windows are too narrow.

– Auction places, second hand websites and antique markets are perfect places to find unique pieces at affordable prices. And do not be afraid of mixing. In fact ‘mixing’ is what makes a home interesting with that personal touch that we all aim for.

– To conclude, do not rush with it as if everything has to be ready at the same time. If you want that to happen you will find it exhausting and stressful and eventually you will hate it. Let things go with the flow and slowly your place will take another dimension.