Keeping up with popular trends may have been the thing to do in decades past, but if you’re a new homeowner and want to push a bit of originality into your space, doing what everyone else is doing is simply off the mark.
Today, people want to express themselves. And one of the many ways you can add a little self-expression to your home is through a little bit of creative interior design.
If you look at what’s trending, whether it’s Boho-chic, minimalism, rustic, or even retro, there’s no rule saying that you have to adopt any one of these styles. But what you can do is borrow a little from each design and come up with your own mix that suits your style.
In the world of design, the 3 most important rooms of your home are the kitchen, the family room, and of course the bedroom. And here, we’ll outline a few interior design tips that you can consider.
Even if you’re the take-out type, chances are, people will usually gather in a kitchen. And this is because the kitchen has always been one of the main family rooms for entertainment and for sharing meals.
But how do you make your kitchen space speak to your sense of style? Well, there are several elements to consider. But it’s often said, less is more.
The following items should be reviewed when planning your kitchen’s interior design:
- Storage space
For example, when it comes to counter space, this is going to be largely dictated by how often you cook or spend time preparing meals. As such, if you plan on playing Martha Stewart, you’ll likely want adequate counter space. But you’ll also want to spice things up a bit and tie-in your countertops with your overall design. And to do this, choosing matching colors, or neutrals that complement bold colors is the way to go.
Additionally, soft lighting can also add an element of warmth and comfort to your kitchen. And this is sure to be inviting for both you and your guests.
Your bedroom is going to be your sanctuary. After a long day at work, or after a weekend keeping the kids occupied, retiring to your bedroom should be a welcomed reprieve. And if your bedroom could use a little TLC, there are many interior design elements to think about.
For example, just like with the kitchen, soft lighting can help set the mood and put you in a peaceful state of mind. And if tranquility is what you’re going for, you’ll also want to incorporate soft or muted colors into your bedroom design.
Accent pieces can also play a role in making your bedroom more serene. Items such as soft glowing lights, salt lamps, and natural accents such as plants and succulents can give you a much more nature-friendly appeal within your space.
Bedroom artwork should also be something to consider. Because while you do want to express yourself, you don’t want to overdo it by lining your walls with too many pictures. Just picking a few and leaving empty wall space to work with can exude a much more spacious and comforting feel.
Finally, you’ll want to design the family room. And this is the room that will allow your personality to show through. But just how can you showcase your own personal style?
A few methods to consider are as follows:
- Make and frame your own artwork
- Use family pictures as accents
- Choose elements from places you’ve been as accents
- Love the desert? Make your family room desert-themed
The idea is to incorporate the things that you love the most into your space. And after you begin piecing things together, your personality will begin to show through. After all, is said and done, there will be no way to confuse your space with something out of the Pottery Barn catalog.
Additionally, family rooms should also be inviting and comfortable. So consider widening your space by placing your furniture in such a way that it opens the room up.
Making your space feel like home is one thing, but making it exude a style that is uniquely your own may take a little bit of time, and some good, old-fashioned self-introspection. Basically, if you like it, try to incorporate it. After all, it’s your space, and you should decorate it as you see fit.