Your sense of style goes beyond the clothes that you choose to wear; it flows into all aspects of life, and your home is one area that you can specifically stamp your style and make your mark. Above and beyond the fabrics and textiles that you can choose to personalize your home, here are three further ways that you can continue to style your interiors.
It is the attention you pay to the details in your home that will pay dividends in the style stakes and add an extra layer of intention to your interior design scheme.
Look back – If you live in an older property, research the interior design trends of the era of when your property was built. You may find that you are inspired by the history and can make changes to your current interior design choices that are sympathetic to the age of the building. For example, the types of door handle that were originally used when your home was built, may be perfectly complementary to your current scheme, or if you can source some from a salvage store, they can be repurposed to suit different needs.
Function and form – Within all homes there are items that are used daily to fulfill necessary purposes; however, they have tended to be designed for their function rather than their aesthetic appeal. Think about these appliances, and how you can still have them, but without them making a negative impact on your interior design scheme.
Kitchen designers have tackled this issue by ensuring that appliances such as dishwashers are built-in, and hidden behind doors that match the rest of the kitchen units, but not all appliances can be hidden away. However, you are no longer restricted by limited options and can benefit from a wide choice of finishes, materials and features that look great and perform brilliantly. For instance, if you have a more rustic interior design scheme, then the addition of charming farmhouse ceiling fans can be a beautiful addition to your home, while being exceptionally practical.
Unite with accents – Your home’s style should visually flow from room to room. The color palette you choose must support this feeling of flow. Mood boards are used across the globe by interior designers, and for a very good reason: they allow you to keep track of the colors, materials and textures that you are introducing into your home.
Your design scheme can be further enhanced and defined by the accents and pops of colorthat you present via the accessories and furniture you choose. Your choice of accent color can help unite and define the zones within your home, and support the flow. Think of the art that you hang on the walls, the galleries of framed photographs and even statement pieces of furniture that you have upcycled that can bring life to neutral backdrops.
Styling your home is as important as styling the clothes that you wear. You want your home to be functional but beautiful, and to support you in how you live your life. Spend time to source the right items for your home, you will not transform any property into your dream home overnight, but rather, let your style develop organically, and you will be happy with the results.