When it comes to making your home unique to you and your personality, it can be a bit difficult to decide what is too much, what is too little, and how to stay authentic.
Nobody wants to pull a Pinterest photo off the internet and make a carbon copy of someone else’s front room. At the same time, you might be excellent at decorating a bedroom but not too clued in on how to decorate the garden.
Making your home stand out aesthetically means creating a whole package that goes well together. In this article, we will explore some ideas as well as advice to accomplish exactly that!
Pick One Design And Stick With It
When it comes to sculpting a home vision, there’s nothing worse than mixing different interior design elements. While you might like that quirky ornament your Great Aunt gave you, it may be better served somewhere other than the main room.
The key to creating a home vision that flows is to ensure that colours don’t contrast too much and that the overall atmosphere of the place is unified.
For example, if you have a sleek, contemporary coffee table then an ornate, traditional styled shelving unit in the same room will make it look out of place.
Do some research into interior design styles and pick a few that catch your eye – that is always a good place to start. Some of our favourites are neo-traditional, rustic, cottage core, and contemporary futuristic.
Sync Your Garden Style With Your Home Vision
A common mistake that people fall victim to when designing their own home from scratch is forgetting that the garden needs to match the atmosphere of the indoor living spaces you have.
There’s no point going all out in a front room if your garden is being neglected.
Maybe you have chosen warm, soft colours for your indoor atmosphere? Replicate that by painting your fencing, wireframes, or patio a shade that blends.
Also, take into consideration the overall home vision you have chosen. If you went for a rustic look then a pristine marble bird bath won’t go down well. Sticking with the rustic example, you could easily make a birdbath from an old animal feeding trough – this would fit right in.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your designs but keep them consistent throughout the property!
Don’t Neglect The Home Accents
Lastly, as far as advice goes, the smaller or less thought about details matter too. Oftentimes it is the smaller or more mundane aspects of a room or garden that get noticed because people are used to noticing them. Making them different is a great way to stand out.
For the outdoors, think about your slabs or pathways. How can you make them unique? Would fencing the pathways off with cute ankle high fencing work? Or maybe you can paint your slabs to the theme?
For indoors, focus on aspects such as door handles, window frosting, light and lampshades, and even your skirting boards. An often-forgotten aspect is radiators. Buying a new radiator or customizing your radiator valve is a great way to add some style to your rooms.