When you think about choosing a home, then it is a pretty big deal. You are going to be investing a lot of money into a home that is going to be yours to keep. While that might seem like quite a daunting prospect, I think the best thing about it all can be that you get to put your stamp on it and make it just as you want it. I am moving out for the first time this month, and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting to create a space of my on is going to be mega exciting.
Whether you are buying or renting, then it is important to think about the money that you’ll be spending on making the space your own. Obviously, when you are renting, there will more than likely be some limitations to what you are allowed to do. But if you are a homeowner, then you could look at something like home improvement loans, to help you get the house just as you want it. You might not have budgeted for home improvements when it came to getting a mortgage. Then you could add a bedroom, converted the loft or basement spaces, or even add something funky like an orangery. You just want it to be in your style and to your taste.
I have been scouring Pinterest of late, because, why not? But also for some inspiration for my new place. Here are some of the things I have collected that will help you to get a Pinterest-worthy living space in no time at all.
Declutter. And Then Declutter Some More
You don’t have to be after the minimalist look to do a big decluttering of your belongings. It can help any space to look fresh, clear, and clean. Think about the things in your room, especially the things that are on display. If you’re not Ryan Gosling levels in love with it, then it needs to go. The same goes for things that have not been touched in several months. If you’re not sentimental about it, then bin it, sell it or give it away.
Same Goes For Your Wardrobe
It is time to get ruthless. You need to think about what there is space for in your wardrobe and what there is not space for in your wardrobe. I like to apply the same rule as things in the home; if it hasn’t been touched in around a year, then does it need to be in there? If you don’t have an enclosed wardrobe space or dressing room (the dream), then a good way to make things look better than they are, is to get all of the same hangers. If all of your clothes are on wooden hangers, then it makes it look more organised, uniform, and stylish. An easy win really.
Go For a Feature Wall
A feature wall is a great way to decorate. It can mean that three out of four walls can be pretty plain and simple. So it can be a no-brainer when it comes to decorating. It might be that you choose to do it in a bright or statement colour. It might be that you choose to use different textures on it, like hanging a rug on the wall, for instance. I quite like the idea of a photo or wall art all, full of different frames, photographs, and prints. They just look like a great way to update the vibe of the room that you’re in.
All About Lighting
How well-lit a room is can make such a difference to the overall look and feel of the room. I personally love it to be bright and colourful, and like the room to sparkle. Using lights at different heights is a great way to achieve that look too. Think floor lamps, as well as spotlights and desk lamps, and you can create as much or as little light as you’d like. Lighting just makes a room look so much more cosy and inviting (which is totally Pinterest goals, right)?
Don’t Forget About Flooring
The walls and furniture can often take center stage in the home decor stakes. But it is important not to forget about the flooring. If you have wooden floors, then getting something like a rug can really brighten up the space and change the look of the room. You can have pretty neutral walls if you’ve got a statement rug. Imagine three white walls, with one feature grey wall. Then a white, grey, and yellow chevron rug for the floor. It would look so good and require very little effort on your part.
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