If you’ve just bought a new home in Hanford CA, it’s time to come up with a plan for turning your empty house into an inviting living space. A new home is a blank canvas; you get the opportunity to transform each and every room into a personality filled space that you’ll adore for years to come. Here are seven suggestions for pulling it off:
- Comfort. Your furniture is the main ingredient in setting the comfort factor in your room. By choosing upholstered furniture and soft fabrics you add a homey feel while maintaining the traditional lines of the room. Whether they are classic finds or vintage-inspired, accessories from the past can add charm to a room. Touches from the outdoors – like a nature-inspired bowl filled with succulents – can create a cozy and organic atmosphere. And displaying family photos is an easy way to add comfort to your home. Click here for a map of popular furniture stores in Hanford.
- Colors. You need to choose the colors in your home with a great deal of care. You may not realize it but colors have a subliminal effect on your psyche. Cool colors are generally relaxing while warm colors make you want to get up and go. Use cool colors in your bedroom; this will help you to get a good night’s sleep. Use warm colors in your living room and study so that you feel alert. Excessively bright colors might end up making you feel a little frazzled. So use primary colors with care. For more ideas, see this article in Real Simple magazine.
- Wood. You generally have a choice between several different wood polishes. You can get blonde wood furniture which makes a home look more spacious and airy, giving it that typical IKEA look. Or you can go with dark wood furniture which is generally associated with the Victorian style. And don’t be afraid to mix wood furniture finishes – here’s how to do it right Houzz.
- Artwork. The artwork in your home can be a mood-booster or a mood-buster! Don’t feel like you have to go with the type of artwork that’s in fashion. Just because your designer says that everyone is hanging geometric artwork these days doesn’t mean that you have to do it too. If you prefer floral landscapes or still lifes, these are also a good option.
- Theme. You can have a single theme for your entire home or you can have different themes for different rooms. A theme can be anything, from that Cinderella theme for your little girl’s room to a Hacienda theme for your entire home. Some people find themes limiting because everything you buy has to be related to the theme. On the other hand, it does make it easier to rule out many things which won’t match with the general theme of your home. Read more about themes in Better Homes and Gardens.
- Creating Space. Nowadays, space is a very important commodity and people pay a great deal to have to more of it. But there are also many ways in which you can create more space within your home. One way to do this is by practicing a Japanese-style minimalism. Don’t get more furniture than you absolutely need. If you must have knickknacks, get only a few choice ones. But if you like having many things, you can try combining them in such a way that they complement each other. For example, if you have a lot of artwork, create a museum wall – also known as a gallery wall – and put everything together in a way that creates a synergistic whole. Here are some visual examples of a museum wall.
- The Personal Touch. You need to make sure that your interiors contain items that are meaningful to you and that display your personality. Here are a few suggestions for including the personal touch: hang your favorite painting in your home, make a collage and put it up on a wall, get silk throw pillows in bright colors for your sofa, put all your souvenirs on a shelf where they can be seen, display family heirlooms in a showcase, get your favorite family photographs enlarged and framed, knit a throw and drape it over the sofa etc.
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