Home is supposed to be a calm and relaxing retreat. A place to escape from the pressures of work or study. To gain a clear head to face the challenges the world has in store for us tomorrow. Sometimes we feel the need to change or update the style in our home. It may be that we are moving into a new place or we have not updated the style in some time? No matter what the reason is, this guide gives some ideas and inspiration for the transformation.
Choose a Soothing Color Scheme
If the aim is to make the place feel calm and relaxing, then the color-scheme should reflect this. In most situations, we should be avoiding bold or dark colors; these can be overwhelming or create a dark and claustrophobic atmosphere. Instead, concentrate on lighter colors, such as pastels, whites, and creams. Be mindful of not making the carpet or flooring too light, unless you are strict with the no-shoes policy.
As much as the colors are key, how you light them can make or break a room design. You are essentially painting with light as you set up your overhead lights, lamps, and standing lamps. Consider more open plan features, perhaps glass doors, skylights, and even mirrors. With smart technology, you can have lighting systems that not only go on and off on a timer but react to the light levels, adapting light levels and even light colors as they go.
What the room looks like is only half the battle, if it doesn’t feel right then you’ll never be comfortable. Controlling the temperature is not something to overlook. Much like the lighting, we can install a smart thermostat. These automatically react to the temperature in the house and be adjusted from anywhere in the world. If you go on vacation and have forgotten to turn it off or are coming home earlier than expected, then you can change this from your phone. Don’t forget about keeping the place cool as well, coil air conditioners are a must-buy in the warmer months.
Furniture on a Theme
Keep your furniture on a theme that matches the décor we already discussed at the top of the article. The style of the property is important, an older property will command a different choice than a new build.
What should we put on our walls? This choice can change the look and feel of your home immeasurably. Some opt for photos of the family and loved ones, this creates a family first impression and shows love to all of the family. Other choices include going for the art of some kind. But should you go for paintings or photography? What about ornaments or sculptures? There are two criteria when making these decisions, what does it look like, and what does it say about you? It also needs to tie in with the overall theme and feel of the property.