Signature style tips to consider when moving into your new home.
Are you someone that is considering a move to a new home in the next six months? Whether you are buying or renting, it is likely that you will be moving into an empty nest. You will get the bare essentials of the skeletal interior framework for the accommodation you will move into, however if you want to make your new house a home, then you will need to invest in furniture and interior furnishings to add character to your home. Do you know what edge you can add to your new place? Below are five ideas to get your creative interior design juices flowing.
Be one with the Earth with a more rustic design.
You can create a chic rustic look inside the home if you know exactly what to invest in and where to place it to create the maximum effect. A rustic look inside your home should make it feel more cosy and serve as a place for you to escape. Wood will be your base of choice. Ideally, you will be able to expose the wooden elements of your home’s interior. If this isn’t possible, then invest in wooden furniture to give your home more of a cottage feel. Look into investing in vintage décor for the dining room table, wooden stools and wooden cupboards. Add animal styled hides as rugs for flooring and framed antique prints to hang around the home.
If you have a fireplace, then you are in luck to add to the cottage feel. If not, then check out some of the bio or gel fireplace options that you can install into the home to add to that ‘cosy moment by the fire’ aspect that you want inside a rustic home.
Improve the social aspect of your home by enhancing the lounge and recreational areas.
It is very easy for people to get caught up in the bedroom and to use it as their living space. You can enhance the look and feel of your other rooms with sofas and lounge chairs that look and feel comfortable. Three seat sofas are generally the most appealing, although you can also consider recliners and chez longs, which will give you the option to entertain guests or chill out with friends and family. You can click here to view some more sofa designs from Interior Secrets.
Add a touch of elegance and luxury with a minimalistic design.
Most of us love the thought of getting comfortable in an aesthetically pleasing environment. There is the desire to ‘live it up’ in a five star hotel. However, why not bring the luxury of a top hotel into your home?
The best way to achieve this is by following some minimalistic interior design styles that radiate elegance and simplicity in your home. Some actions you can take include:
- Decorating your walls with a light colour such as white. You can use this as the base colour in and around your home.
- Maintaining a colour theme. It is important that the colours offer a sense of contrast. Working with white is the easiest as you can easily add the contrast through darker colours such as black or greys.
Add a bit of bling to the aesthetics with glass or metal objects. These are quite popular as a ‘modern aspect’ in the interior design scene. London designer Kelly Hoppen quoted in the Wall Street Journal that mixing warm metals such as copper and rose gold with silver are causing quite a buzz at the moment as they offer a riskier and more stylish option. When it comes to using glass objects, they can enhance the light within the room and increase the ambiance. Some ideas include:
- Investing in glass lighting pendants.
- Investing in glass snack bowls or centrepieces.
- Investing in glass chairs (if you are daring and know how to make it work with your home’s interior design)
- Investing in decorative crystal objects.
- Investing in glass tables.
Additionally, you can enhance the look and feel of your home with elegant mirrors. A large mirror can add to the illusion of space and light within your rooms. You can leverage the design of the mirrors frame to add to the internal look within your home. You can view elegant mirror designs from Houzz here.
If you don’t know where to start, then use some of the tips provided above for guidance. Hopefully this will allow you to find the edge and character that you desire for your home. Treat yourself to the home environment that you want today!