When you’re making decisions for an interior design project, it can be easy to focus solely on achieving a new look without adding features that will represent and accommodate your personality/preferences. Oftentimes, aesthetics wind up taking priority over comfort and the result is a space that you’ll want to re-arrange and upgrade until it’s just right. Gradually, we make our homes truly ours by spicing spaces up with little pieces of our lives, but you can skip that slow process and jump right into having an optimal place of sanctuary by simply staying true to your hobbies and interests during the initial design process. With that said, here are a few examples of how you can transform a simple bedroom, living room, den, or patio into something so much more.
The Magician’s Mural
If you like magic tricks, cards games like poker, or casinos, you can easily use that as inspiration for a marvelous mural. You’ll realize that the cost of custom artwork was well worth the price when visitors are gawking at the coolness of your wall. Such pieces are sure-fire conversation starters and great icebreakers for busting out your hidden talents. Someone is bound to say, “Hey, that’s a cool mural. Do you know any magic tricks?” If you like the idea of having a magic/card/casino themed wall mural but don’t know any card tricks, you can easily learn a few tricks on sites like RebelMagic.com to brush up on your skills.
The Sports Team Theme
If you’re a sports-loving fellow or gal, why not show some team pride by incorporating items like team flags, posters, player figurines, throw blankets, rugs, bedding sets, and wallpaper. Follow the previous sentence as a basic checklist and you’ll be practically surrounded in team branding and memorabilia. A sports-related interior design theme is usually well-received by devoted fans, so you may want to consider this one if you’re planning a surprise gift renovation for a loved one who really loves their team.
The Gardener’s Sanctuary
If you like gardening, enjoying scenery, or being in nature, you may want to go with a natural outdoorsy kind of theme. This can be achieved by incorporating live house plants, various shades of green, minimal yet functional furniture, and plenty of natural sunlight penetration for an organic and rustic feel. If you’re already a gardener, you’ll find your new sanctuary to be a refreshing change from having to go out into the yard or greenhouse just to be surrounded by your beloved greenery.
Putting Your Own Spin on It
Keep in mind that the three ideas above are only examples of how you can take your hobbies/interests and turn them into an environment that you’ll enjoy being in. There’s no limit to the different kinds of themes you can come up with on your own, and there are no rules against mixing different themes into one super customized room either. Plus, having to stick to a theme makes the design process a little more challenging and fun than simply choosing a color scheme and moving on.