If there is one thing the décor of your home should do, it is reflect your personality. There is a reason those glossy décor magazines have images that leave you in awe. They are all staged, lit up and made to look their best. That is not to say that the décor is not as pretty, it definitely is. What you have to keep in mind though, is that not every well shot image in a book is the ideal fit for you.
A home has to be a reflection of its owner’s personality and their likes. For an adventure loving family, having a home done up in marble and crystal may not be the right fit. Instead, a home with a lot of internal landscaping, perhaps a climbing wall in the children’s room would make more sense.
For the artistically inclined, having nooks and corners around the house dedicated to artwork and sculpture is great. In fact, artistic décor can be thematic and the options are aplenty. The same goes for those bit by the travel bug. A home that has knick knacks and artefacts from different parts of the country and abroad makes for a great space.
What is important, when narrowing down on the décor of your home, is taking into consideration every member of the family. This is especially for the common areas such as the family room, living and dining rooms or even the terrace. These are spaces where the whole family congregates and it would be good idea to have their inputs and needs taken into consideration as well. Perhaps a swing on the terrace for when your child wants some alone time to read. Or snooze spot for your pet. A small walking track for the seniors in the family. These are just some of the aspects that you may want to consider.
The same principles apply to individual rooms. Each of the members of your family have unique personalities and they will want it reflected in their rooms. What you need to keep in mind for children is that their rooms need to be a little flexible to accommodate changing likes. While a 7 year would love sleeping in a Disney themed bedroom at that age, come age 15 and the child will be embarrassed by it. Children’s rooms can be done up with easily peeled off stencils and stickers to ensure that they are able to undergo regular makeovers.
When it comes to your guest room, always go for something comfortable. Anticipate the needs of your guest and have the room done up to accommodate such needs.
When it comes to decorating and doing up your home, you want to have interiors that you will be comfortable with in the long run. You can’t really call a place home, if you are constantly worrying about staining carpets and breaking glass that shouldn’t really have found a place in your home from the start.