Have you ever gotten home after a crazy day and the one place that should make you relaxed further stresses you out? It happens to the best of us sometimes. That’s why there’s a huge difference between a house and a home. The differentiating factor, other than family, is the ambiance and overall atmosphere of the space.
To create an interior space worth living in is to organize and present pieces in a way that gives your home a personality. If you think this isn’t important, then why do you start trying to adjust the artwork or throw pillows when you get a call from someone saying they’re on the way to your house? Simply put, that’s because your personal space says so much about you than you may be willing to admit.
There are some homes people walk into and after looking around, they would take off their shoes and avoid the walls for fear of ruining anything. Equally so, there are other houses where you walk into and just not bother because there’s really nothing to be conscious of. In the case of the latter, it’s often just piles of things and nothing looks intentional. We’ve all been to both types of houses. If you’re interested in creating an interior space that fits in the previous category, here are some tips.
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Lighting has a way of elevating the look and feel of your home, especially when used strategically. Beyond its illuminating effect, lighting with brilliant designs can also serve as a form of decor. When in doubt about where to begin when upgrading your space, begin with a good light — wall, ceiling fixtures, or lamps — and watch the place come alive.
When you look around your home, is there any random unnecessary clutter that you hold on to for varying sentimental reasons? To carefully create an interior space, the first thing you need to do is to rid the house of clutter. This is a very important step. If, however, there are items you’d rather keep, then tuck them into strategic places.
#3. Stack away in/on a shelf
After you’ve decided what should leave and what stays, the next thing is to get nice-looking cabinets and shelves where you stack them away properly. With these cabinets, you can also display some pieces for both aesthetic and sentimental purposes.
#4. Shop for quality pieces
Once you establish what the entire ambiance of the home should feel like, then buy pieces in accordance with that. If it’s pricey, save for it. These pieces would further give the room a personality that resonates with you. Bear in mind that not all beautiful and quality pieces are for you. If your home is old and you need an overall new look, try repainting and installing new wallpapers\ décor pieces. After you decide how your home should feel and look, then streamline your décor to bring that goal to life.
#5. Make your space practical
Creating an interior space doesn’t end with carefully organizing your home to have a theme and look beautiful, but it should also make life easier for you. While arranging, bear in mind your routine and have a place for everything. For example, set up a fancy bowl as a place for keeping keys instead of searching for your keys every time you need to leave the house. You get the drift.
#6. Get everyone else up to speed
There’s nothing more frustrating than organizing your home and having someone else make a mess of it every time. It’s possible you don’t live alone and in that case, it’s advised to get everyone on board. Talk them through the process, show them around the new arrangements, and help them with their stuff while choosing what organizing method works best for them. Hopefully, this should suffice.
Creating an interior space is an ever-evolving journey. It takes time and as you grow, preferences change. But what remains constant is that at every point in time, your space possesses a character you can relate to and are proud of.
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