Let us start this post by saying that if you prefer to find your home decorations in furnishing stores, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. These products have been designed for a reason, and could help you decorate a home whenever you need it. That said, some people prefer to focus on decorations outside of the standard product inventory given at their local furnishings store, looking for something a little more personal to them.
In this space, it can be hard to know where to begin. For instance, it might be that in one home, ‘exploding’ the parts of a fishing rod and placing them above the mantlepiece as decorative wall art can serve a nice touch, showcasing a reverence for a hobby they enjoy in the best possible sense.
Getting out of the home furnishings mindset means not necessarily rejecting the furnishings you could be buying online or in-store, but thinking of those additional decorations or utilities you could use to add a personal touch to the home around you. In this post, we’ll discuss some ideas for achieving that, and more:
Consider Using Recycled Materials
Recycled materials can make a huge amount of difference when it comes to a home space. For instance, upcycling or reupholstering old furniture can give it new life, even if that requires sanding it down, painting, and adding a new coat of varnish. You may also use reclaimed wood, for instance, to help craft a new table or even front door, a material with a true history behind it. That kind of approach can make a tremendous difference in how homely and unique your space feels.
Memoirs & Decoration
It’s nice to have decoration within our home that sings to our unique personality and our story as a family or couple. For instance, you might have professionally-taken shots blown up to be framed, lining your hall with small lamps giving each picture a sense of loving importance. You may even stencil wall art of your family growing up, or paint a mural you add to over the years bit by bit. Decoration that celebrates your family, its unique combination of personalities and tastes, can help your home reflect who you are for the better.
There’s nothing quite as lovely as decorating your home with something you, or someone you know, has made. This might involve an excellent but simple practice, like adding a Hairpin Legs Pair to make beautiful legs for a new side table, or it might mean crafting your own curtains out of sewn fabric, providing a real sense of the mood of the household, and of course, how much light you wish to penetrate such material in the first place. Little implements can make the most difference, and you’re sure to see a real reflection of who you are in your home space if you trust yourself to try.
With this advice, we believe you’ll ‘get out of the home furnishings’ mindset as much as you’re comfortable and happy to do so – but remember, there’s never any problem with the alternative.