They say your home is your castle but, as you look around, it doesn’t resemble anything quite as inspiring. Have you ever wondered how you could spruce it up a bit so that anyone who steps through your doors is utterly impressed? Perhaps you are simply looking to create a space where you are happy to be, and that is both awe-inspiring yet comfortable and inviting. It may not be as difficult as you imagine it would be. These hints can help you get the creative juices flowing so that you can begin fashioning that inspiring home.
Begin with the Living Room
The living room is typically the place where you relax after a long day’s work, sitting in front of the television watching your favourite shows. You may be quite happy with your sofa and the colour scheme, but that’s as far as it goes. Actually, it may not even be as expensive as you had imagined. Perhaps that’s why you’ve never made an effort to change things up a bit. Did you know that you can find amazingly unique cheap coffee tables, for example, that won’t break the bank? Imagine a round coffee table made from mango wood that is shaped rather like a barrel with the top crafted in much the same way as butcher block counters are crafted. How unique is that? From TV stands to ambient lighting, it doesn’t take much to add a bit of artistry to any room.
First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions
Lest we forget just how important first impressions are, it’s good to remember that dull and uninviting foyer your guests will be stepping into. Depending on the amount of space available in your entryway, there are a number of things you can do to affect visual appeal. You might want to consider an attractive, yet functional, coat rack. Perhaps you’d like to add a small side stand where guests can place bags and keys while they shed their coats to be hung. A lovely vase with seasonal flowers can decorate the table and entryway carpets can add a bit of inspiration through colour for a warm and welcoming note.
Another Cliché to Draw It All Together
Yes, your home might be your castle, but a home is where the heart is. If you truly want to create an inspiring place of your home, you will want to decorate with pictures and objects that have meaning for you. Perhaps you set aside one wall as a focal point where you hang an assortment of pictures and photos that are dear to you. It could be images of the children at various stages throughout their lives or maybe even photos taken on holidays abroad. Maybe you have a favourite artist you’d like to display but obviously price would be beyond your means. You can get amazingly realistic and affordable reproductions of almost any artist from any period in time.
Even if you need to add bits of inspiration slowly over time, you can effectively create a space that anyone would be happy to enjoy. Take your time and create as you go. You may never reach the end of your imagination but you’ll surely have fun creating.