Designing Your Home To Reflect YOUR Personality
Your home, it’s the place where your life happens.
The good times, the bad times, the family gatherings, quiet times, celebrations with family and friends. Rest, relaxation, and sometimes healing.
This is where it all happens.
Renew. Rejuvenate. Restore.
Your home can be a place that rejuvenates you and restores your energy, welcomes you with open arms at the end of a long day or a place that drains you and causes you anxiety.
It’s natural for homeowners to feel some anxiety when tackling the design of a home whether it be a new home or renovation. There are hundreds of design options and materials to choose from. Design ideas are everywhere and the average person has no idea what to include in their new space. We are made to feel like if our home doesn’t look like the latest design trend, that somehow we have missed the mark.
The bottom line is that it is your space and you should be reflected in it! Your home should reflect your personality.
What does this mean? It means that your home should have and contain things that you like whether that be color selections material selections, patterns, items that you’ve collected over the years or new items that you just love.
In your home, there should always be a place for something that you love (like a unique furniture piece), a decorative detail that you have always wanted (like a modern piece of art that you love, or even a cherished heirloom).
These are the things that give our home personality, and great design can only be achieved by using the right combination of these things woven thoughtfully into a great design plan.
Don’t settle for generic design.
Get inspired by the latest trends.
Incorporate some of those design elements and trends if you really love them and they work for your home.
Don’t be afraid to try something new.
Often people are afraid to do something a little bit different, like adding a personal spin to the design of your space.
Experiment with elements that you know you will love and will have longevity.
We have so much inspiration around us. It can be tricky you don’t know which ideas to use, what ideas work well together. You have so many ideas! How do you be sure that you will really like all of this when it is all put together?
Working with a designer is a great way to achieve the right balance between creating an updated space and a space that truly reflects your personality, lifestyle, and honors the architecture of your home.
The average homeowner can identify things that they like or would love to include in their space, but it takes experience and a thorough knowledge of design principles like scale, balance, composition, space planning and material knowledge to pull all of this together combined with elements that suit your personality.
A good designer will ask the right questions and listen to your thoughts and ideas can help you to be sure that your personality is reflected in your newly designed space.
It won’t take long for an experienced designer to be able to key in on some elements that can be brought into your space that truly makes the space yours.
A beautiful design is not a great design if it doesn’t feel good to the person that lives in the space.
Until Next Time,
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