As the old adage goes, there’s no place like home. This is the place where we are supposed to feel relaxed and, well, at home. This means that you owe it to yourself to make it as perfect to your needs and wants as possible.
And while it might be easy to just hire a decorator and have them do all the work, that might not be the right route to take. Instead, why don’t you take the time to work with an architect or a remodeler and let them know what really works for you.
We talked to experts at Lars Room Additions who shared how they approach clients who aren’t sure what they want with their remodeling project.
Think of the Colors
Perhaps the biggest and broadest visual impact on your home will certainly be the colors you choose. So this should perhaps be your starting point. What kinds of colors do you like? Are you interested in pastel tones, or are you more of a bright tone kind of person?
This decision, taken early on, can really impact every subsequent decision you decide to make. Everything from furniture to decorations to even light fixtures will likely have to be adapted to the color selection.
Create Your Own Space
A family home is a place for communal living. You will have to adapt your living room, your kitchen and most other rooms to the needs of the whole family. This makes sense, because you will all be sharing this space. However, don’t forget about yourself. If you have an additional room, make sure to use it to create your own personal space, suited to your needs.
Whether you have a hobby that requires space, or you like reading, meditating, or working out, creating a space dedicated just to you and your needs can be hugely important, especially if you have a stressful job. Even if you don’t have a full room to dedicate to this single purpose, it is important to have some space for yourself – so add a nook to your living room. It can be as simple as using a bookshelf to create a separate space.
Optimize the Lighting
You can’t imagine just how much lights can make or break the space. Natural light, where available, can do wonders for the space, especially if it’s your living room or your kitchen. If you have the chance to add more windows to these areas, don’t be afraid to take that chance – you will love the change.
On the other hand, artificial lights can make even more of a difference. Ceiling or wall lights are great for general lighting, but if you want to put attention to a specific item or area of your house, accent lights are your best friend. Whether you want to showcase a piece of art or a section of a room, LEDs are available in huge varieties of colors, temperatures and intensities.
Choose the Furniture and Decorations
Once you’re done with major physical works, you can start decorating for real. Once again, it is important to be true to yourself. Think of what you need and what you want and try to incorporate that into the overall design of your place.
Working with an architect and decorator is perhaps a good idea. They can give you some pointers about what works and what you should probably change. Naturally, the final choice is yours, but these professionals are able to envision a space very effectively.
Remodeling and redecorating your home is always exciting, and often stressful. Having a helpful professional by your side can help immensely.
Published by Samantha Brown