It’s a sorry state of affairs that a lot of homeowners suffer from. They live in a house that doesn’t feel like their home. Whether they’ve just moved in or they haven’t found their own style yet. For newbies to home décor, it can be a miserable experience. However, it’s certainly not one that you can’t fix. In this article, we’re going to take you step by step. From finding your own style to emphasizing a focus on comfort and use. We’ll turn your house into a home.
Fix those flaws
A very common problem in a lot of homes that don’t feel welcoming is the flaws that always draw your eye. Sometimes they’re just little niggling problems. In other cases, they can seem insurmountable. However, if you really want to make your house feel more comfortable to you, you need to start tackling them. You have to start putting together the tools and the know-how for how to tackle those DIY tasks in your home. If you have a lot of them, start making a list. Go through your home and mark down the jobs that need down. It might seem like a big list at the start. However, as you start whittling it down, you’ll feel all the better about your home.
Choose a theme that fits you
Perhaps it might be that you’re not entirely sure about what kind of style you want for your home. There are a lot of different styles a home can fit, as seen from sites like www.Hgtv.com. Take the time to explore those styles and find what fits you. If you’re the kind of person who likes a home in which everything is kept in order and nothing’s out of the place, the minimalist style might help. If you prefer to get snuggly with a bunch of cushions in a warm looking environment, the rustic appeal of farmhouse might do it for you. You need to do your research and discover a bit more about your own tastes.
Add a bit of color
Even when you’ve defined the style that you want to go with, in the end, you still have some major choices to make. In particular, when you’re thinking of the color scheme that you go for. The colors will, in part, be helped and informed by the style. On the other hand, you need to think about the individuals of what you do with the room. Start by looking at the furniture you’re using inside. Choosing on major piece from the floor or the wall can help. Choose colors that fit them and use that contrast (or compliment) as the starting point of your color scheme. Painting your home not only adds a touch of your style to it. It also helps you get more acquainted with the dimensions of it.
Make a gorgeous garden
It’s not just the inside that will need your attention, either. After all, when done right, the garden can be that perfect place of the home where you go to relax. When you need a home away from home, you just take a step outside and there it is. There are a lot of uses you can get from your garden to that end. You can create some gorgeous flower beds, where working on your plants can be part of your relaxation. You can create a decking area where you can relax in an evening and even have a nice dinner when the weather permits it. Don’t neglect your garden from your plans.
Add a bit of luxury to the bathroom
If you’re talking about relaxation, however, you need to think about the bathroom. If all it does is help you keep clean, then you’re not using it well enough. A bath can be one of the most perfect ways to soak off the stresses of the day. So the décor in the bathroom should emphasize that relaxing atmosphere. Dark tiles, soft towels and white ceramic is the best mix for that. You should also create a little storage area. Here you can keep all the products like soaps and bubble baths that make your bath time that escape we all need.
Find comfort in the bedroom
Next you need to look to your bedroom. If you want to really make it feel like a part of your life, then you need to emphasize the comfort and coziness of it. Make it a place where you can recharge and get a good night’s sleep. For one, make it feel fresh and reinvigorating by using simple designs. White sheets and clean walls. Patterned textiles can create a soft dimension to the room, instead of making it feel bare and uninviting. Add an extra bit of privacy and comfort by adding curtains or drapes to the bed. Remember that the bedroom is meant to serve no-one’s tastes but yours. It doesn’t have to fit with the style of the rest of home. It just has to make it the perfect bedroom for you.
Create a room for the whole family
With the living room, you need to think about function as much as style. You need to make sure it has a place for the whole family and fits their needs. If it’s a place where you snuggle with the kids and watch TV after dinner, then adapt to that. Use a mixture of seats that provide a comfy place for those of differing tastes. If it’s a place for you to chill out after work with a friend, choose a sleek, easy-to-clean coffee table for the middle. If you want to entertain guests there, think about contrasting bold, dark colors with light, airy design to create a striking visual.
Add a personal touch
If you really want a home to feel like it’s a part of you, then you a part of you in that home. We all have those personal touches that make us light up whenever see them in our lives. t could a place to keep the books that we keep going back to. It might even be our hobby. There are tasteful ways to give these personal touches a pride of place in the home. You don’t have to go overboard or take up a whole wall. Make it a focal point that accompanies the rest of the room’s design.
Fill it with your experiences
We also have those parts of our lives that we want to remember. Fond memories and experiences that change us. For a lot of people, that will be the places we’ve been. Or even the places that we’re going. If you want your home to feel like it’s yours, think of the ways that you can incorporate the experiences as you have them. If you’re travelling, keep souvenirs. Create a space where you put up photos of each journey you have. You can also get things like Scratchmaps where you can keep a living memento of all your journeys. There are a lot of inventive ways to display your travel keepsakes. It’s one of the easiest ways to make your home fit your experiences.
Make it work better for you
If you’ve lived in the home for a while, it might not be as much a consideration of style that’s making your home feel unwelcoming. Over time, it’s easy to lose track and let it grow into something of a mess. If that’s the case, then you need to make the changes that makes it easier for you live in and take care of your home.
Create daily habits
A lot of us just need to get used to our home. An easy way to do that is start creating daily habits that get you moving around it. For example, all homes collect a bit of dust and dirt. Create a schedule that gets rid of it and gets you moving about the house. From caring for the carpet to trimming the bushes and the grass out back. It’s a common fix for many that they just need to acclimate to new surroundings. Creating daily habits for tidying and caring for your home can get you acclimated all the quicker. It has the added benefit of making it easier to maintain a spotless house.
We hope the tips above have helped. Some of the ideas might not sit well with you. In fact, they may have you come up with your own solutions. Regardless of how you get it, if we have you thinking about the solutions to your problem, then our job is done. After all, that just means you’re discovering your own style.