Are you deciding whether you want to design your home or not? It might be a simple room makeover or even a renovation. Sometimes we feel like we need to update our homes when we feel like our styles have changed over the years. It’s normal to have outgrown certain themes. You might have been into a minimalist approach years before but now you want a more country-looking home. Here are some looks you can get inspiration from:
Less Is More
Some people find clutter annoying and if you have gotten into the habit of getting rid of unwanted things in your home, you might have embraced the minimalist approach. A minimalist design embodies the idea of “less is more”. You don’t need a lot of accessories or furniture to make your home look beautiful. The idea of a minimalist home is focusing on key items. For example in your living room, you may want to invest in a comfy sofa set in monochromatic colors and letting it become the main focal point. As for other furniture, keep it simple. The decorations should also follow the theme.
Quite similar to the minimalist approach is getting inspiration from Oriental-style rooms. Browse through Japanese homes and you’ll see how they make perfect use of small spaces. What sets Oriental-style rooms or homes apart from a minimalist is the materials. Oriental style tends to focus on nature, so go for bamboo or cedar wood furniture. It is quite common to use sliding doors as well. Opt for colors that reflect nature, such as shades of green.
Another bold design concept is to dedicate a certain area or room of your home and use a single color. It may be a bit daunting to go full on blue for example but it shouldn’t hinder you from trying it. Start with a small room first, like the bathroom. The bathroom should be a space of peace and tranquility. After all, you are in a very private room in your home. Decide on a color you want to use and go from there. Make sure to use different textures so it won’t feel one-dimensional. The idea of a monochromatic room is the seamlessness it provides.
You’ve heard of shabby chic for quite some now and it implies a design theme that makes uses of country style without going overboard. Think of it as Little House on the Prairie but with a modern twist. Shabby chic looks and feels home-y and can provide a very comforting environment. Usually shabby chic makes use of neutral colors like beige and white. With a shabby chic home, you can actually add decors as you see fit. Unlike a minimalist approach, a shabby chic is all about details, many of them. Figurines can be displayed. You can add a throw rug underneath the coffee table made of mahogany
Make Use Of Space
If you like in an apartment it might be difficult to come up with a design or theme that can be applied to the entire floor area. To help make your home feel bigger than it really is, use furniture as dividers between spaces in your home. Make mirrors your best friend too. Mirrors reflect natural light and also give the illusion of making your home look bigger. Using a monochromatic theme will also help a cramped space appear larger because of the use of one color.
No matter what design or theme you go for, always aim for one that speaks to your heart. Make sure it is one you would want to enjoy looking at and being in. Designing your home can be an exciting time so don’t rush it!