Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tips for Creating an Elegant Home Design

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Your home is an extension of you, and the aesthetic that you choose to create within your house can say a lot about you, your personality and your lifestyle. Therefore, it is no wonder that so many people take pride in creating a beautiful home appearance, and designing an environment that any possible guests would be delighted to come and stay in. As such, it is important to think about all of the different aspects of the home, from the colour combinations you use, to your attention to the smaller details. If you are looking to create an elegant ambience within your home, then here are a few simple tips for creating a sophisticated and inviting living environment.

Start with the heart of the home
 The kitchen is the base of operations within the home, where people commune to cook, eat, talk and spend time together. Therefore, it is one of the most frequented areas of the house, and it gets the most foot traffic. With that in mind, if you are looking to create a centrepiece of elegance to set the tone for the rest of your home, this would be the room to do it in. Making simple changes to the kitchen design, from adding in wall details, to placing old countertops with more modern ones, can make a huge difference to the feel of the room. Alternatively, you might prefer to conduct a larger scale refurbishment, and undergo a complete kitchen renovation. Whichever way you go, think about the atmosphere you are trying to create within your home: do you want a sleek, modern design, incorporating light, monochrome colours? Or do you want an aesthetic of more traditional elegance, where darker tones and repurposed woods are more commonly used?

Think about the lighting
Homes are usually built with standard light fittings which, while they provide the basic necessary light, do nothing for the atmosphere within the home. If you have the time and resources to alter the lighting within your home, then you can really start to create the desired ambiance you are looking for. Adding spotlights around the edge of a room will allow you to play with the balance of within the room, meaning you can switch from playful shadows to having the room be as bright as daylight in an instant. The addition of standing lamps, turned up wall lights, or under cabinet lighting can also make for a great way to add different aspects of light into the room.

Take care in the details
Creating an elegant home design is about much more than your furniture choices, and the textures and patterns you use on the walls and floors; the factor that will really make your home stand out above all the rest is your attention to detail. Think about how all of the items within a room work together, and what impressions you get when you walk in: are there any obvious flaws in your aesthetic? Then move onto smaller details, such as how to finish off your look with soft furnishings, such as pillows, throws and drapes. If you are planning on making bigger changes within a room, you can even go as far as to change the type of crown moulding you have around the top edge of your walls. Getting the right design for this can really pull a room together.

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