Your home is probably the biggest asset you have. No matter whether you own it or you rent it a big chunk of your money goes on living there each month. So it’s only natural for us to want to have the best looking home we can. But many of us are not blessed with the skills of amazing creativity or having a good eye for home design. That is until now.
Styling up your home is a lot easier than we all think. It’s about putting a stamp of your personality on the place. It’s working out the functionality of your home and making it work for you. It doesn’t have to be a scary prospect and home styling, and design can be a lot of fun. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Know your budget and what you have available and stick to your guns. Hunt out the bargains and dig through the thrift shops. So without further ado here is the ultimate guide to home design and styling your home.
Work out what you want from each room of your home
It is very easy for you to move into your house or apartment and treat each room just like the previous owner or tenant did. But aside from the bathroom and kitchen which have obvious functionalities. Your home can be whatever you want it to be. It is down to how you want to use it. So the best thing you can do from the start is workout what you want from your home and how each room can work for you.
Perhaps you need a big home office; then you could sacrifice one of the bigger bedrooms to accommodate. Maybe you need a playroom for children or extra storage where buying a chest of drawers or somewhere for the toys could help, or you want their bedroom to be downstairs. Then you can make that happen. A great little tip would be to draw up floor plans for each room and work out where you want things to go. It will help when it comes to furnishing and decorating.
Think about key pieces of furniture
Once you know what each function of the room will be, you can now start furnishing them. This means adding the furniture you may have and purchasing some new things to. You could even think about having pieces designed for you. Having a carpenter build a frame and then looking online for soft furnishing information could help. Upholstering with specific material or prints will have you creating a statement and unique piece for your room.
Key pieces of furniture can often be the focal point of a room, the bed in a bedroom, a desk in an office. They all have a purpose, and mostly they tend to be larger pieces. So try and workout your sizes in advance of purchasing items. The last thing you want is to order a big bed and it not fit in the room you want it to go in.
Clutter is not your friend
Finally, it is worth remembering that clutter is one of the things that can really take away from the style and look you are going for in specific rooms. Too much of something can be overbearing. Especially if you are creating features and styling up with statement pieces. A quick tip would be to declutter rooms before redecorating, and only having in it what you love, need or want.
Let’s hope these tips will have you eager to start styling your home.