...By Pelumi Emmanuel for TDPel Media.
Your house is the safe space where you repose after long, demanding hours at work or any other routine life engagements. It is your chilling spot and ‘landing page’ to life. Moreover, your house tells volumes about who you are in terms of style and taste.
People can make some random and, in most cases, accurate conclusions about who you are, whether you are organized or not, from the first impression they have when they enter your home. Being deliberate about your house aesthetics is a hassle worth every sweat and dime.
Having the most appealing house aesthetics takes effort, time, and financial investment. While most things that will make your house look beautiful and more appealing can demand substantial financial investment, much depends on knowing what to do.
Buying anything you can find because of economic freedom can spoil your home outlook and worsen things. While all other aspects are important, knowing what to do will make all the difference.
Here are some of the tips you can follow to change the aesthetics of your home accordingly:
1. Invest in Wall Art
Wall art is one of the most perfect and easier to stir life, beauty, and elegance in the house. Finding something that identifies with your taste and preference is very easy, and you can use them purposefully to revamp the aesthetics of your home.
You can match the colors of the art pieces to mimic your furniture and blend well with your wall to create a perfect match and desirable contrast. Furthermore, you can use wall art to create a focal point and balance the colors of the wall, making an exceptional appearance.
As a part of wall art, desert landscape photography can also be an excellent option. With perfect and professionally done photographs of the most appealing sightings, you will be spared the burdens of color clashing that most people encounter while trying to fix their wall art.
Wall art that fits well and in appropriate sizes will give you the look you dream of.
2. Declutter and Make it More Spacious
Sometimes the appearance of your house is wanting due to clutter rather than lack. You have a jampacked place with things you do not need and those you don’t use anymore.
Adding a Michelangelesque artwork to such a house will not make it step up in comeliness. Bringing the best ideas and creativity into a cluttered space will create a continuum of the ugly and unattractive.
Decluttering the house can be a surprising way to discover the beauty hidden behind the excessive and unnecessary. Remove everything you don’t need, and strictly retain only those you need. Let nothing in your house give the impression that they are ‘forcing issues’ trying to fit in where they are not meant to be.
3. Use Subtle Lighting
We need lights in our homes. A home without lights is a dungeon and a threat to everyone, including yourself—the homeowner.
Lights will serve their traditional role of letting you see your way through and do all home activities. Furthermore, you can use lights to modify the aesthetics of your home and create a calming mood within. It calls for variety and know-how on when and where to use what kind of light.
You can start by changing the standard white light to warm and cool white. Warm white light is the game-changer in house aesthetics. Use it in the living, bedroom, and dining rooms. In addition, you can use the cool white lights in the kitchen and exterior such as in the garage, where you may need to see the exact color of items and equipment.
4. Have Some Indoor Flowers and Greens
Most people love flowers in their compounds and botanical gardens, and that is proper. Flowers and greens can also be a perfect choice for your house.
A careful selection of lovely flowers and green succulent plants can be kept in pots and placed strategically in the house to give it more life and beauty. It would be best to get advice and guidance from botanists to ensure you get the safest options for your interior uses.
Greenery goes a long way and can be a great way to spark up life in your house. So strategically place green plants for healthy and excellent thriving. Choose location where they can gain the benefits of sunlight and direct light from nature to ensure maximum productivity and vivaciousness.
5. Refashion Furniture and Textiles
Furniture and textiles are non-negotiable components in our houses. They remain the most significant influencers of house aesthetics because they are the bare minimum in every home.
You must choose your furniture and textiles to ensure they match the rest of the components well. For instance, a clash between furniture and the wall is a grave concern when pursuing home aesthetics.
Choose an overall theme color for your house decor and tune everything in that direction. Your window blinds can be a great place to maximize your theme color as the base color of your house. You can consider painting the furniture that has lost its color afresh and revamping those that have undergone wear and tear if you plan to buy something other than new ones.
6. Organize Your Bookshelves
While books are great companions at home alone, you can add them to another task—making your house genteel. Even if you have read them all and do not want to read them anymore, your books can add color and a touch of beauty to your house.
Arrange the books in a particular pattern on the shelves ensuring the same colors are close to each other to show some order and intention. Coming up with your unique creativity and some variations will be a great way to stir attraction at first sight.
Organizing and sorting your bookshelf is a bonus for achieving home aesthetics.
7. Re-order Your Furniture
The furniture’s beauty of a room depends on its quality, arrangement, and pattern.
While most people invest in quality, only a few think about patterns. Careful placement of furniture will help you declutter and improve your home appearance.
Some ideas include moving the furniture away from the walls towards the center in such a way that you create pathways behind the furniture. Ensure your seats are arranged so people can converse comfortably without shouting or straining to keep eye contact.
House aesthetics is one area you need to invest in to improve your comfort while at home. Revamping the appearance of your home requires finances, but much more; it needs a knowledge of particular areas to capitalize on.
Knowing what to do can help you save more and avoid costly fees when hiring experts.