The home has a multitude of things to consider in terms of functionality as well as visual appeal. When it comes to designing for the visual purpose of the home it cant be daunting. Don’t stress over making the home a beautiful body of art, enjoy the process and it will work out! However if that doesn’t work, here are some tips to enhancing your homes visual appeal!
Sculptures, vases and artwork oh my!
Homes need charm and character, which means there need to be objects or layouts that induce such a feeling! To help accomplish this, artwork is essential. Going to your local art exhibitions and art fairs can be an excellent gold mine of beautifully made visual pieces that will certainly induce charm and character into the home. Some may be weary due to the generalization that art is an expensive investment, but that’s not entirely true. While there are pieces that could break the bank 12 times over, there are pieces from your local artists that are made well within the range of a normal humans bank account, while retaining the feeling of individuality and charm. A great place to find treasures could also be your local thrift store! Often pieces of beautiful art are placed there for one reason or another and are sold at a fraction of the original price, making art even more affordable and still resulting in the same effects!
Nothing says unique and charming like straying from the herd and having a home that can’t be found anywhere else! Most think this would be a difficult task, however things like custom cabinets, wallpapers, or even upholstery can make a huge difference!
Stray from the generic color pallets of a home, venture out into the realm of the color wheel and find some new unique color combinations that are subtle yet powerful! Colors are a huge factor in the atmosphere of a home. This is the factor that makes something feel “homey” and comforting. If your home consists of colors that are painted on the rest of the cookie cut homes, there won’t be any sense of comfort, just repetition. On that note, repetition can be a great way to define your home! Depending on how it is applied of course. Patterns and repetition on curtains for example are almost always a great choice. Make certain the patterns and repetitive aspects don’t overwhelm a room!
You don’t need to be a professional interior designer to have a home your proud of. As long as you bring character into a home and give it a life of it’s own with your interests and innate artistic flare, you will be just fine!