Every individual leads a lifestyle that suits them and it is only normal that we want our home décor to reflect our life choices. However, this is easier said than done because there is an endless list of interior and exterior design solutions to choose from and you have to decide on the ones that you the best.
After all, your home constitutes a personal space where you’re the one who gets to choose what goes where. If you’re searching for that ideal sanctuary, here are 6 tips to help you create it almost effortlessly.
Playing with light
Every ideal home should have plenty of natural light. If you are lucky to have large windows, remove the curtains or install draperies that let more light in. Furthermore, try to expand the bathroom window or make a hole in the exterior wall to install a window if you don’t have one. This will do away with the need for ventilation.
After dark, the quality of the light inside is essential. Install LED light bulbs that not only save energy but provide you with the light of the same quality of light as incandescent light bulbs. When shopping, pick from the shelves the lights that have the label 3000K on them. Finally, you can add some ambient lighting with colorful LEDs in the toilet bowl or along with the ceiling.
Go for a neutral color palette
When it comes to the colors of your walls, try to avoid tacky colors like green or orange. These shades are more suitable for a nursery, rather than your dream home. The living room, the bedroom, and all the other rooms you spend the most time in should be painted in neutral colors, such as white, beige or light blue.
It has been scientifically proven over and over that colors influence people’s mood and behavior so make sure you select an appeasing color palette for your ideal home. What is more, the property will sell for more if the colors are neutral because new owners won’t have to spend extra funds repainting the house.
Hire professionals to do the job
As we have said in the introduction, you might be passionate about turning your living quarters into a safe haven but you are inexperienced at interior design. There is no shame in asking professionals to help you decorate the home. They have tons of new home designs that will be ideal for your home as well. Trusting the expertise of people who have built tens and hundreds of new homes will get you closer to your ultimate design goals!
Creating a green home
Energy-efficiency has become the standard in the building industry but there is one measure every homeowner can take. Bring in plants from the outside inside to make the interior more appealing. Like we’ve said earlier, the color green has a pacifying effect and you’ll also benefit from all the extra oxygen being pumped inside your home. Verdant plant life inside the house is the best indicator that the property is well looked after.
Tend to the floors
Walls might be the largest surfaces inside your home but that doesn’t mean that you should neglect the floors. If you still haven’t installed hardwood flooring, now is the time to do it. As an alternative, you can use bamboo floors which are rather cheap to install.
The kitchen and bathroom could feature anti-slip mats to improve safety and you can choose a welcoming doormat to place in front of the hose to give it that homely look. For the ultimate feel of comfort, the rugs and mats you buy for the house should be soft and warm enough that you can walk barefoot on them.
The importance of decluttering
While the previous tips included spending a certain amount of money to spruce up your ideal home, the final pieces of advice just require your time and energy. Namely, all the effort you put in remodeling your home will go to waste unless you keep in clean and decluttered in the future. Getting rid of clutter is important because it helps you unwind and get rid of stress which is exactly what you are going for with “face-lifting” your home.
We hope than you now realize what it takes to make your home match the kind of lifestyle you have. It is all about the attention to detail and ushering in that feeling of serenity and blissfulness one can only experience in his or her home.