If you’re about to renovate or build a new home, then no doubt you would have given great consideration to the style and feel of the home you’d like to be in.
Whether you choose to use an interior decorator or not, here are 5 top tips that you should keep in mind, to ensure that the home that’s finally built is one that you’ve always wanted in terms of its style.
See, most people, when they’re building their first home, are not aware of how important these features are when it comes to the overall feel of the home that they’re trying to create. But if you’re aware of them, you’ll be able to visualise and achieve the style you want in your home.
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The interior doors in your home.
Yes, apart from the architectural design of your home, the next most important factors that will influence the style of your home include the doors.
Ensure that the internal doors fit the overall style of your home.
For example, a classical and elegant style home would require character and French, rather than plain doors , to create this elegant feel. Every detail in the home is noticed by the eye, either consciously or not, and the doors are part of this impression too.
So have a look at a door display center to find the front and internal doors, which could include feature and French doors, to create the feel you want in your home.
The windows in your home.
The windows directly compliment your doors. With the example above, if you want a classical look, then classical windows with panes may suit your needs. On the other hand, a modern themed home may need more modern and minimalist windows.
In any room, the windows, being a feature which frames the outside view, are usually consciously or unconsciously noticed both by you and your guests.
So again, research and find the windows that compliment the style of your home.
The internal cornices, architraves and skirting boards.
Here’s where it starts to come together. Your doors and windows should fit the overall theme of your home. The architraves, cornices and skirtings come next to further compliment this feel.
For example, more ornate cornices, architraves and skirtings will be a gorgeous match for a classical home, but will not be necessary for a modern home.
There are a large variety of these features available, and again it depends on your personal taste and instinct.
Your choice of flooring.
The floor is up to one third of what the eye will see, and generally, light to medium floors will open up a space, whereas dark flooring will make a room look smaller or more sombre.
The best way to judge the effect of any floor material is to see a showroom with the tiles, wood flooring or carpet that you’re considering. This is the best way to see what the overall effect will look like in real life.
Curtains and blinds.
If all the other features are all set, then one of the last finishing touches which make a great impact on your home is the curtains or blinds. Why? Because they cover a large area of the room, and they frame the windows which is where a lot of people naturally look at in a room.
Curtains provide either color or pattern to a room, so check to see that they blend well with the colors in the rest of the room, which includes the walls and floor, and also whether the pattern is pleasing to you, as well as to others around you.
If it passes this test with more than 5 people, then the pattern is one that will stand the test of time and will not look dated in years to come.
So there you have it.
You now know the 5 major elements in a new home or a renovation that makes the most impact on the style of the home that you’re creating. Keep in mind the overall theme of your home, and always test out your choices by seeing examples of them in a quality showroom and bringing samples home as well. So enjoy your home renovation or construction and use these tips to help you achieve your interior decor goals.