Finding the right house is just the beginning of the adventure. Decorating it will really be the difference maker. It will either become a home, or it will look bland, as if anyone or no one could live there. Here are a few tricks for styling your house, in a manner that will bring life to it.
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Make Sure there is Enough Natural Light coming In
If your new living arrangements are inside one of the city towers, you could be in luck. That is, if it features a glass facade system. There is no better way to light a house than by letting the sun into the rooms. Glass facades open up your home to the outside world in a unique way, helping you take care of the rest, which means painting and decorating. However, if you bought a house, before you start putting the inside touches to it, you need to review the quality and quantity of natural light coming in. If there isn’t enough, then you need to renovate before you decorate. Find aluminium windows and doors with glass panes, tear down the walls and let the sun come inside.
Try Paint and Wallpaper on Your Walls First
What you see inside a store may not look the same way once on your wall. Again, this depends highly on the light inside the rooms which is determined by the glass facade system. At the store, you usually only get neon lighting, which is particular and most probably not the one you will have at home. Get the store to offer you a small sample of the paints you are thinking of using, as well as the wallpapers you liked. Once at home, place them on your walls, and look at them at various moments of the day, when natural light changes, as well as with the electric light you will be using in each room. That will ease your choice. In fact, it will become obvious, right away.
Look at What Other People have done with Their Place
Before, this might have been harder to do, but today, there is nothing that can justify not looking at mood boards, at least to understand what you like or don’t like. If you decide to decorate your rooms without looking at the possibilities available to you, it will paint a narrow vision and (most probably) a boring one. Start on Pinterest, where members place pictures of everything that they do in their lives, including decorating their home. Focus on the global looks, but also on particular items that you may not have thought of. Some colours and materials will have a stronger effect on you than others. Follow that instinct and let it help you create the rooms you will be living in.
Finally, our last tip for styling your house will be not to stray away too far to who you are. Although you need to open up your horizon, if you only retain others’ ideas, you may find yourself living in a house that feels like it is your neighbours instead of yours. That would rapidly become a nightmare.