Think about the last home you walked into, and thought, “wow.” If that home was not your home, you can create a space that wows at any budget and any level of time commitment. You and your family deserve a home that is more than the place you happen to live in, and making bold choices with your design and decor can transform it into a space that will make you go, “wow” every time you walk in the door.
Making bold choices in your home does not mean you have to totally remodel your home, hire a decorator, or spend a lot of money. If you are on a budget or do not have the time to invest in totally redoing your house, you can still create a striking space. A bold design choice can be as simple as deciding to use live plants as decorative objects in your living spaces and bathrooms. Deciding to buy the funky pillows you love and creating an accent wall to match updates a lifeless room and incorporates objects you love. Getting rid of clutter and opting for monochromatic color pallets can create a beautiful look and make your daily routine simpler. Simply taking a little bit of time to display things you love, and letting your style filter onto the fabric of your home makes your home feel more personalized and unique.
If you have some budget for remolding, creating a focal wall by adding a fireplace is a great way to make a bold statement without resorting to busting down walls. Dramatic fireplaces add texture to painted walls and can give traditionally designed rooms an added sense of depth. Gathering around a fire during chilly months is also a fun way to spend time together as a family and stay warm.
If you are starting the process of building a new home, it is easy to incorporate bold design choices in the layout of your home. If your family has avid readers, book nooks always add grace to a home. Open floor plans let rooms flow into each other, and prevent spaces from feeling cramped. Think about how you live, what you need from your home, and what you have dreamed about having in a home.
Trends are helpful in figuring out how you can incorporate something different into a design, but frequently become overused and quickly look dated. Bold design combines the best of your own style, classic tenants of design, and the fun aspects of trends to create memorable spaces that show who you are.
Author: The Sublime Team