Your home is the place where you go to rest your head at the end of the day. It is also the place where you go to catch up with family (and reconnect when you can). If your home is not looking or feeling as beautiful as you want it to, then you need to make some changes. Starting to take positive action and even starting to create a beautiful home will give you a great sense of satisfaction and joy. So, to get started, what do you need to do first?
Have a Vision
Firstly, you must have a vision of the spaces and rooms that you want to create. If you do not have a vision in mind, then you will struggle to make rooms look and feel beautiful. Getting your ideas together and putting them all together in one area (such as a mood board) is essential in this design and makeover process. When you can get a feel for how a room will look and feel, you can then look at tweaking your vision until it is just how you want it. Once you have your vision, you can then go ahead and purchase the items you want to furnish the room with or choose the color scheme you want to be featured.
Start With One Room at a Time
Most likely, you will want to makeover several rooms within your home (if not all of the rooms and spaces). However, this should be avoided, especially when you are working within restricted timescales and budgets. When you begin by focusing on one room at a time, you can then put all of your effort and energy into creating a space that you love and that you enjoy.
Focus on Both the Exterior and Interior
Your beautiful home has to be beautiful on the inside and on the outside. If your home ends up looking fabulous on the inside, but it looks drab and dreary on the outside, it will affect you, and it will affect your home’s beauty and curb appeal. Striking a balance and ensuring that you focus on external and internal jobs is important.
The Finishing Touches Do Make a Difference
You can get caught up in the design and planning of rooms, and you can often overlook the smaller (finishing touches), which is a shame because often they can bring an area or room together. For example, the Q-Railing around your garden that defines your boundary, or the color your window shutters are painted in – it all has an impact on the beauty of your home.
Create Spaces that You Love and Enjoy
Flicking through magazines and seeing other people’s homes on social media can leave you full of jealousy and envy. However, these feelings should not consume you and your house makeover. Use people’s images and ideas to inspire you, but do not copy them completely, or else your home will end up looking the same as other people’s. Instead, focus on creating spaces that you love and that you will enjoy.
Now you know how to design a beautiful home!