Having a stylish home is something that a lot of people strive for, and the good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look you want for each room. A home can be a way to express your personality, so having artefacts, fixtures and fittings that speak to you as a designer is one way of putting your style on a home. If you are stuck for inspiration, or looking for ideas, then this guide to style statements for your home is the place to start.
The key to style statements in your home is to pay attention to the details. This could mean having quality door handles, a colour scheme that can be picked out through your soft furnishings or a few interesting artefacts. The best way to find ideas for detailing, is to collect any ideas you like and keep them somewhere you can look at them often. This might mean you create a mood board, use Pinterest or even collect images of the ideas you like to keep in a folder. Consult it often and it you will get to know your style, so you can buy things for your home. Adding a personal touch will mean you won’t need to re-decorate for a number of years, too, as you will be particularly happy with the overall design once it’s finished.
Step Away from the Norm
A stylish statement can be made by doing things a bit different. That could mean going for brushed metal light switches, industrial lamp shades, or a column radiator. Instead of paint or wallpapers, try fabric walls or clad in wooden panels. Recycling and upcycling used items and creating something new from them also adds a stylish statement. Again, consulting your idea hub, or mood board, will make sure ideas stay fresh when designing a room.
There’s nothing that makes a style statement better than a splash of colour. Try experimenting with a statement wall, either of colour or a pattern, to add interest to a room. You could also go for a bold colour for furniture, or soft furnishings. Painting is a cheap way to breathe new life into tired rooms and old furniture, and can transform the look and feel of your house. Make small rooms feel larger by painting in light colours, or add warmth and cosiness by using rich tones. You could also use paint on external woodwork and walls to change the look of your home from the outside.
Creating a style statement in your home is not always easy to get right, but as long as you stick to a few principals, you’ll enjoy living in your surroundings. Remember, it is more important to please your own taste than go with what you think is the latest trends in design, so choose elements that you know you won’t get bored of. Above everything else, a home is a place to relax, unwind and spend time with family, so make style statements that are fun and create a warm atmosphere.