Do you ever find yourself looking around your home and thinking it needs a change? If so, you’re not alone. Why do you think so many home makeover and remodeling shows are popular? However, it’s not always the best idea to follow the current trends or design the interior of your home based on what someone else might like.
Instead, consider what your interior design aesthetic is and how you can incorporate it into your decorating.
Your interior design aesthetic should fit the needs of you and your family, but it should also showcase your personality and make your house feel more like home. The good news? You don’t need to be an expert interior designer to make your space look beautiful and feel comfortable. Let’s cover a few helpful tips you can use to capture your aesthetic and bring it to life.
If you’re a mom, chances are you’ve given up the “theme” of your house for your kids. When you have little ones, your interior design might look like toys on the floor and bottles in the kitchen sink, not to mention Cocomelon on repeat on the television.
However, it doesn’t need to be that way. Whether you have very young children or your kids are older, you can still create a space that’s comfortable while making your home look great, too. It starts with understanding your sense of style. Some of the most common ones include:
- Organic Modern
Another popular “look” nowadays is a minimalist design. Minimalism has grown in popularity thanks to its variety of benefits, including reduced stress. The common misconception about minimalism is that you won’t have everything you need, but the idea is just the opposite. Less is more when you put this design into practice. You’ll focus on the necessities, clean lines, and reduced clutter, and you might find that you’re in a better mood and less anxious. That doesn’t mean your kids can’t have toys, and it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tangible “things” as a family.
However, it can give you an appreciation for the things you already have and change your perspective on what’s really needed to make you happy.
What’s most important is that you consider what you and your family would really enjoy when it comes to your design aesthetic. No matter which style you choose, making your home comfortable and functional should be your top priority.
Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to do that, including adding personal touches like framed photos and interesting accents.
You should also choose comfort above all else. Choosing high-quality furniture is great, but if you’re buying a chair that’s more purposeful as a decoration than a place to sit, it could be time to rethink things. Make sure your furniture is inviting and cozy. Beyond big pieces, try to evoke feelings of nostalgia with both your decor and the way your home smells. One of the easiest things you can do is to light a cinnamon-scented candle and make your family or guests feel like they’re waiting on a piece of homemade apple pie.
Finally, add little touches – they can make a big difference! Things like accent rugs, live plants, and unique trinkets can show off your personality and work with almost any design style. Think about what makes you and your family “tick,” and incorporate those elements into your design efforts.
One of the fun parts of redesigning your home is getting to use your imagination. Everyone’s room can be slightly different, and that’s okay! You shouldn’t expect your 10-year-old son’s room to have the same aesthetic as your living room. You can make your kids’ rooms stand out with things like:
- Graphics on the walls
- Shelves and cabinets
Don’t be afraid to get your family involved in the designing efforts. Your kids should have at least some input on their own bedrooms (if they’re old enough), and even if you have some rough design ideas in mind, bring them to your family to make sure everyone is on the same page before making the final decisions.
Above all, don’t forget about functionality. Far too often, people upgrade their home interior only to find that while it might look great, it doesn’t fit with their lifestyle. That’s something you should consider when you’re picking a theme. For example, if you live on farmland and you’re frequently tracking in muddy boots, you probably don’t want a fully-carpeted home with modern furniture and decor.
Finding your interior design aesthetic can take time. However, once you consider the needs and wants of your family, as well as your own personality, you’ll have an easier time letting your imagination guide you through the process, and you’ll have a lot of fun while doing it!
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