Houses and homes are not the same thing. A subtle ‘ or not so subtle ‘ difference exists between the two. While a house is a place where people go to at the end of the day, a home is a place where people WANT to go.
How can you make your house into a home?
Home accents can help give you a true home.
Home decor accents are a great tool that one can use to make a house more homely. Paintings are one example of these, as they can both personalize a space and make it feel more comfortable. However, when choosing a painting you should look for a painting that you really like and feel a connection with. It should also have a look that ‘goes’ with the decorations that you want your home to have. If you are looking to make your home warmer, for instance, choose a painting with reds and oranges.
Vases, furniture, and fake flowers are all lovely home accents. However, they should all be well-made items that you feel comfortable around. In order to save money and have a more relaxed feel in your home, only decorate with a few of these items. Try for a ‘splash’ of decorations rather than an over-whelming wave of ‘stuff.’
When making choices about what kind of furniture and decorations you want to buy, try to utilize a color scheme. Choose a few colors that go together and try to only decorate a room with these colors. You can decorate different rooms with different color schemes or choose one color scheme to stick to throughout the whole home.
These same rules apply to children’s rooms. One additional thing, though, is that you should decorate a child’s room so that it can be appropriate for years. One solution is to opt out of pastel pinks and blues in favor of bolder colors that the children may like when they are older. Convertible baby furniture can also keep the space appropriate, as cribs can convert into toddler beds.
You should also pick out a bedding collection that goes with the rest of your decorations. Because bedding is often the focal point of a bedroom, it should match with the rest of the accessories of the room.
With all of these ideas in mind, it should be fairly easy to create your home. When in doubt, ask experts at your local home decorating store for ideas.