Your home is your safe place and sanctuary. It’s where you can relax, spend quality time with friends and family, and share special occasions. People have used the word “home” in various ways throughout the years, with different criteria. Home can be described as a city or town that you’re from or grew up in. It can also be described as an ultimate level of comfort; that’s when you hear people say “make yourself at home.” Even Dorothy knew the importance of home with her famous quote “there’s no place like home,” after her adventures in Oz.
With home being your safe space and place of comfort, you want others who come to visit you to feel the same way. Whether it’s for a long visit, or a short one, you want everyone who enters your home to feel a sense of comfort. With that sense of comfort, you also want your home to leave a lasting impression on them, which is why you have to make your home stand out to guests.
When you first purchase your house, it’s an empty slate. The walls are dull and lifeless, and your floors are cold and boring. Your house doesn’t truly become a home until you actually move in. This blank canvass is ready for you to unleash your creativity. If you need some inspiration for your new home, consider these ideas to make your home a memorable and unique living space.
Bring Outside Elements Inside
When you here bring outside elements inside, the first thing that pops in your head is probably plants. Well, plants are definitely a great way to bring the outside inside, but we’re trying to make your home a unique space, so you have to think outside the box.
One way to uniquely bring a green element of the outdoors inside your home is to have a greenery accent wall… why not? People have accent walls in bold colors and prints such as orange, red, and even polka dots; it just depends on your interior style – the look you want for that particular room.
A greenery wall is actually quite gorgeous. These type of accent walls are more popular in formal living rooms and dining rooms, but hey, you can create this look in whatever room you choose! The actual greenery comes in wall mats, to make it easier to apply to your wall. This will add elegance to any room you put it in. This look is even more gorgeous if you run white Christmas lights through the foliage.
A very simple way to bring the outdoors in your home is to take advantage of the natural light. There are many benefits of natural light. It is not only a great source of vitamin D, but it also makes people happier, and feel more relaxed. Those are feelings you want people to feel when they come into your home, as well as leaving your home.
Mix and Match Colors
When it comes to decor, we sometimes get so caught up in making everything match, that we forget to see the beauty in things that don’t necessarily match. Who made the color matching rule anyway?
When you walk into a living room filled with family and friends, you typically see earth tones. You may see a brown or tan couch with orange and green throw pillows. That is definitely a very nice living room setup, but it is very common. Remember, if you want your home to stand out, you can’t have decor that’s just like everyone else.
For your living room, have you ever considered having a red couch with solid gold throw pillows, along with black and white print decorative pillows? These are colors that don’t necessarily match, but the colors still go well together.
The same applies for your other rooms. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, you can mix and match your colors, and make it uniquely your own. Your eclectic design style will surely be a topic of conversation amongst your visitors.
Add a Little Texture
Texture is all about how something feels. Is it soft, smooth, rough, or ragged? Texture can come in various different forms. You have velvet, faux fur, leather, and sequins. These textures can be incorporated in your living room, bedroom, and kitchen. Imagine how it would feel to come home to a velvet bedspread…talk about plush!
You can also have an aspect of textured walls, which can also fall under the category of bringing the outdoors, indoors. One trait of a unique home is when you see an accent wall made of an outdoors element, such as brick or stone.
Having a wall made of stone brings a natural beauty inside your home, and really changes the look and feel of whatever room that wall is in. It brings a sense of class and elegance, making your visitors feel luxurious inside your home.
Share Your Ideas
Hopefully these ideas were helpful in getting you inspired to give your home a unique flare. Now you can inspire others, and add your own flare to these ideas. If you blog about your home updates, you can inspire people around the globe.
This will allow you to take your family, friends, and new followers on your journey with you. Sharing your home decor ideas can open a door to new friends and new ideas from people who have come on the journey with you through your blog. You just need to find a domain name, figure out what your blog will be about, and take everyone along for the ride.
Your blog will be a blank slate, ready for your creativity, just like the walls and floors when you you first moved into your home. You can make both as unique, and customizable, as you please. Be sure to keep in mind, when designing your blog, that you can think outside the box just like you can when decorating your home. It’s okay to get inspiration from others, but you don’t have to conform to other people’s version of the norm.