Admit it, we all want a home that is comfortable and stylish, but it is sometimes hard to determine what our home style is. Here are a few ways to make your home look like you’ve hired someone to come decorate it, while keeping it comfortable and manageable:
Keep it Neutral
One of the best ways to update your style is to pick a neutral palette to start with. Greys are currently in, but white and beige are always nice. Starting with a neutral color allows for adding accents of other colors that are easily changed as the seasons come and go or as your style preference dictates. Making small changes within a neutral room can have a big impact, such as pillows, rugs, and throws. If your furniture or wall color is too bold it is more difficult to make any change that does not require a drastic purchase or effort.
Keep it Simple
One of the best way to improve your home’s style is to simplify things. Clutter is one of the most distracting decorations in a home. Paring down your home goods is an easy and simple thing to do that will have a dramatic effect. Start by de-junking the obvious, and continue by organizing and finding a logical place for things you find necessary to hold onto. Having a clean and organized home never goes out of style.
Extend Your Living Space
Using your front porch and your back patio as an extension of your living space can add square feet onto your home and improves the overall style of your house. Don’t be afraid to add a table and chairs to your outdoor spaces along with cushions, pillows, and rugs. There are now inexpensive options for outdoor furniture that are beautiful, comfortable, and durable.
Use Natural Elements
When adding accents to your home decor, use natural elements. This is a simple and easy way to bring nature indoors. Wreaths, fresh flowers, bowls of fruit, all add a cozy feel to your home. Natural elements from your own yard make a house feel homey in the best way.
When deciding on your home style don’t feel like you have to pick a certain decor and not deviate. Feel free to experiment and mix old and new elements. The most important thing about how your home is decorated is that you love how it looks and feels, and this is most easily done when you simply select items you love.
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