We’re fascinated by trends, future home technology and the latest finishes. However, one of the biggest mistakes we can make when renovating is to follow a trend. Renovating a home is both a stressful and expensive undertaking. It takes time to plan, energy to carry out and pulls at our purse strings, often harder than we’d like.
Traditional homes offer uncompromised character when the architectural features are highlighted and the décor is complimentary. But if you feel like your interior is looking dated, it may be time to refresh your home by incorporating a few modern elements.
While you may have chosen to live in a smaller apartment or townhouse, creating the feeling of space is still high on the priority list for many.
Thankfully, you don’t need to knock down walls or think of creative ways to extend the footprint to make your pad feel spacious. Implement some of these tips and your focus will be less on your home’s petite proportions and more on its style.
The reality is, no interior is ever really finished. The spaces in a home are continually evolving whether it’s due to a change in tastes or lifestyle, or simply because objects come and go. That doesn’t mean you can’t get to a point where your interior looks and feels complete. A space which represents your personality and you can’t wait to come home to.
When we think about defining a space, we often think about using furniture, shelves or screens. We typically focus on the vertical plane by looking for height to break up the space at eye level and help create zones. Rather than opting for a room divider, switching the mindset to consider the horizontal plane can be an effective way to define your space, particularly an open plan.
Overtime, our homes can end up overwhelming us. Where once an interior was restful and welcoming, it can become suffocating thanks to a build-up of clutter and stuff you feel you can never part with. Our homes are filled with little treasures of memories and everyday objects we’ve acquired over time. From Tupperware and kitchen gadgets to photos and kid’s toys, the stuff in our interiors greatly dictate how we live and can have a habit of taking over.
Thinking about redecorating your home and looking for interior design inspiration? Understanding your own personal design style is a great starting point. Knowing which decorating style you’re drawn to will give you a foundation from which you can blend different elements together to make it your own.