Our abodes represent our personal sanctuaries. We all want to feel safe and welcome in our own living spaces which is why we tend to pay special attention to the way we decorate them. Being able to put together an inviting design in your living space will not only make your visitors feel welcome but yourself as well.
That being said, with such a wide variety of choices today, one can certainly feel a bit overwhelmed when faced with making a decision. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of tricks that should help you create a comfy home you’ll never want to leave again.
Set the tone with your entryway
The front door and the entryway are the two areas of the home people seemingly tend to overlook when designing their living spaces. This, unfortunately, is a big mistake as these two elements are basically a prelude to what people can expect once they enter your main living area. That’s why these two should be your starting point when decorating your home is concerned. Now, since these areas usually tend to be quite busy, don’t overdo it with various décor pieces. Instead, a nice welcoming mat and a beautiful door wreath will be more than enough décor for your door. As far as the entryway is concerned, consider adding a nice coat hanger, key holder and a statement mirror. An umbrella holder and maybe some framed family photos can also work as a nice addition.
Condition the eyes with smart use of design elements
A very valuable trait of an interior design that’s put together well is definitely eye conditioning. Simply put, you want to fill your home with elements that will be eye-catching so that the majority of focus is put on them first. That’s why you should use color and other décor elements, such as mirrors and other reflective surfaces to dictate where the eyes of the beholder will go first. Properly-placed lighting will also help you significantly with this, so that’s another thing you should consider.
Enable ease of movement
Furthermore, keep in mind that a comfortable home is the one that fosters the ease of movement. If your living environment feels too restraining and it doesn’t allow you to move around with ease, you will be far more likely to feel stressed, rather than cozy. That’s why you need to ensure that you arrange your furniture in such a manner that enables free flow and ease of movement. Make sure that there’s plenty of space to get to and from your seating area, as well as enough room to move around your entire house.
Make your space feel more personal
Additionally, to make any space feel more like home, you definitely should fill it with items that reflect your personal taste. One of the best ways to achieve that is by filling your home with different items that come in your favorite hues or rock your favorite pattern or texture. For instance, there are online stores, such as Marimekko, that not only offer stunning furniture pieces but also a variety of different fabrics, throw pillows, coffee mugs and other items that all rock a matching design and color scheme. By filling your home with items that all have the same (or very similar) theme, you will easily create a cohesive design and make every room of your home feel like a part of a bigger whole.
Soften the lines
In a cozy environment, there really is no room for any type of lines that are too strenuous or too harsh. That’s why you should try to soften the lines in your interior if you want to make it appear more inviting. For instance, even if you’re going for a minimalist modern design and your furniture pieces all have clean lines you can – and should – still soften them up. Let’s say you have a rectangular coffee table made of glass and metal. To soften the look, consider placing a round doily or elliptical table topper on top of it. Additionally, round throw pillows will not only soften the look of your sofa, but they will also work as cute statement pieces, as they are not too common of a choice in interior design.
Use plants to make a statement
Finally, houseplants have the power to instantly make any space feel cozier and more comfortable. That’s why you should consider adding some into your interior. Here, you can go as big or as small as you want but you need to make sure that your plants always look happy and thriving. If you don’t have a green thumb and are not quite sure you will be able to keep the plants alive, you should consider filling your space with low-maintenance plants. If, on the other hand, you fear that even they won’t make it in your interior, consider going for faux plants. These can look just as beautiful as the real ones – and achieve the same effect – but you don’t have to worry about them every withering.
These were just some tricks that will help you put together a warm and welcoming interior everyone is sure to enjoy. Keep in mind that you’re decorating your home, so feel free to indulge your personal style and preferences.