Your home is your castle, your place of solitude and rejuvenation. Picking the perfect home isn’t easy and neither is decorating it. Your home is more than four walls, a roof, a place to shovel down your breakfast and store all your stuff. Your house should reflect you and your personal style while still beckoning you and visitors to linger longer among its four walls.
It’s a place where family gathers and where memories are made. It should be your favorite place to go and your hardest place to leave. This is the difference between a house and a home and making your house a home isn’t as overwhelming as one might think.
Think of your home as a blank canvas to tell your story. Design and decorate your space with items and elements that make you happy. No need to be too serious or feel like you need to take a cookie-cutter approach to a certain space. Throw caution to the wind as well as any former expectations you have on what is and isn’t acceptable for different rooms. The world is your oyster and the design possibilities are endless. It’s all about mixing and matching, scale, balance, lines, texture, and color to create a cohesive and timeless space that reflects you and your dynamic personality.
Everyone has an eye for style, a personal one that reflects who they are, train that eye, trust it and follow it in the designing of your home – your home is your story and should reflect it, not the pages of a clinical catalog.
Any home enthusiast, fashionista, DIY diva or travel enthusiast will know Pinterest is the most inspiring and desirable place on the internet. A virtual visual board where you are able to curate your favorite things from fashion to home decor. It’s a place to express your creative ideas and aspirations for all aspects of your life, but how do you take your virtual dream boards and bring them to reality, to your own wardrobe or home? Giving your home that Pinterest-feel is a lot easier than it looks. With a few simple guidelines, you can turn your house not just into a home but into a Pinterest worthy home.
How to Make Your Home a Pinterest-Worthy Space
Color & Contrast
With a myriad of colors to choose from, picking the right color scheme you want for the look and feel of your home can be daunting. In fact, painting alone can be quite a challenging task but a fresh coat of paint can make a significant impact on your space’s mood and feel, and therefore be thought about carefully. The best way to select colors for your house is to use the color wheel as your guideline as it illustrates the relationship between the different colors. This gives you a clearer understanding of how to choose colors the right way and how to work with different shades to achieve the perfect look for your home.
Choose colors that you love, that make you happy and that offer continuity throughout your house. Know that is anything is possible and that you can have the best of both worlds. Don’t be afraid to add special and unique color touches that speak to your personality and your sense of style. When looking at the color wheel there are a few things to consider.
Most colors go well together when utilizing the same hues.
Colors next to each other on the chart also are appealing when used together.
Colors look good when paired with their opposites. (These are known as complementary colors).
Color psychology also plays a part in picking the perfect color for your home. Color psychology is the study of how our brain perceives color; how each color has a different reaction with our brain and a different way in which we internalize it, thus colors have the power to manipulate our feelings and mood. Every color, whether it is warm, neutral, or cool, are affiliated with certain connotations that have the power to affect us…to make us feel the certain things they stand for.
How colors will contribute to your feelings and mood should contribute to your color choices. You should consider exactly what feelings you want to evoke in certain rooms, do you want to feel joy, creativity, and success or do you want to feel freshness, fertility, and safety? Figuring out what atmosphere you want to feel in each of your rooms should give you some guidance on what colors will best suit them.
There is nothing wrong with mixing different shades from both the cool and warm spectrum as long as you feel they coordinate well and suit your personal style. Use colors and color psychology to enhance your color choices. Remember that this is your space and you have the freedom to decorate as you see fit. Let the colors guide you into creating a space that is not only beautiful to look at but when in it makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Create a welcoming atmosphere with an array of magnificent colors that speak to you. For more tips on picking the colors that are right for you check out this YouTube video below.
Editing & Shelving
Shelving is one of the most common and essential forms of storage seen in almost every home. It does not only do a great job of displaying all your belongings but demonstrates your sense of style and your ability to edit your design finesse. However, shelving can either be a hit or a miss. Shelving can be used either as a place to store odds and ends, cluttering your home with an array of weird trinkets you have collected over the years or be used to display and store important personal belonging and items relative to your space. Whether you’re looking for shelving with a natural look and feel or timber shelving with a more modern aesthetic, there are steps to take in order to ensure there are steps you need to take in order to ensure that you make the best use of your shelves.
Start off by using what you already own. Shelving can be rework and redesign only using a few simple design hacks. However, first, you should remove all the contents off your shelf to reveal its natural framework and design. If you tend to hoard, set up staging areas where, while decluttering your shelves, you can move its contents into different categories such as recycle, donate and trash. This will minimize your chances of re-cluttering your newly redone shelves.
Be Your Own Editor
The job of an editor is tough. Having to eliminate things from a picture in order to achieve an overall look that is effective in its design and function can be difficult, especially when the stuff is your own. However, this step is vital and evaluating items one by one and deciding if they are actually worth the space they take up in your home is an essential step in achieving the ultimate Pinterest-worthy space. Ask yourself certain questions when determining if this item should stay or go.
How high is the item’s sentimental value?
When last did you utilize the items function?
How will this item fit in with the overall look you hope to achieve?