Home is where the heart is, so they say, which means it needs to be as comfortable and cosy as possible – it has to be just how you want it. So that means doing away with the idea of following trends and trying to be fashionable and simply adding things to your home (or removing them, as the case may be) because you like them. In fact, adding things because you like them is the best way to live your life in general, so of course, it should extend to your home.
The only thing is, when you start to take on that mindset, the options really open up. After all, you don’t have to stick to a particular style anymore or even ensure that your choices go together – you can have a completely eclectic look if you want. So therefore you’ll have more choice, and that can be a hard thing to deal with; more choice means decisions are harder to make. With that in mind, here are some of the things you can have in your home that will always be good options – the rest is down to you.
Why opt for blinds when you could have curtains? Why have any window coverings at all, in fact? Well, the answer to that second question is that you’ll want privacy and you’ll want to keep heat in during winter and out during summer – window coverings can help with both of these things.
As for the first question, blinds have a number of benefits that curtains don’t, and they’ll usually make the best choice. For example, it’s far easier to get blinds that fit any kind of window compared to curtains; take a look at ABC Blinds, and you’ll see what we mean – there’s a huge range of options. Another benefit is that blinds can be adjusted far more easily than curtains, which tend to be either open or closed. Blinds, on the other hand, can be open or closed, but they can also be adjusted to let just the right amount of light in, depending on your needs at the particular moment. Then there are the many styles on offer – from Venetian blinds to Roman blinds and much more, there’s bound to be something you’ll like.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home something to enjoy, adding artwork that you fall in love with when you see it makes a lot of sense – if you love the art, you’ll love your home when the art is in it!
Art doesn’t have to be expensive, even if that’s that impression you might have. Yes, you can spend many thousands (and a great deal more) on paintings and sculptures if you want to, and that’s your choice, but you can just as easily find something for a few pounds or dollars at a flea market handmade by an artist online. Just take a look around and you’ll soon realise you’re surrounded by art and artists, and no matter what it is you enjoy the most (in terms of subject matter or the medium itself), you can fill your home with great examples of it.
What’s wonderful about art is that you really don’t have to worry about what other people think; it’s so subjective that you’re not going to find something to put in your home that everyone loves, and that’s okay. As long as you love it, that’s what counts – you’re not decorating for other people.
Plants And Greenery
Perhaps the idea of adding plants and other types of greenery, like vases of flowers, into your home decor doesn’t appeal – it’s not for everyone, just like art. However, it could be that it’s the ideal way to make your home more enjoyable and make you love it more – it’s a unique and interesting way to decorate with something that doesn’t just sit there looking pretty; it’s something you need to take care of (at least when it comes to living plants, anyway).
That is one of the reasons why some people aren’t too keen on the idea; there’s a little work involved. The great thing is, however, that that work pays off, giving you a truly beautiful way to add gorgeous decor to your home. Plus, because it’s not passive like other decor, it can help keep you focused and energised, not to mention the fact that plants purify the air, so your home will actually be healthier too.
Throws… so simple yet such a wonderful way to add all kinds of interest to your home – plus, there’s a practical element to them as well. A throw is literally something you ‘throw’ over a piece of furniture; a blanket or other piece of fabric designed to cover a chair or sofa, for the most part.
Much like with the majority of other things on this list, throws come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns, and fabrics, meaning you’ll be able to find one you like and that works with your preferences and perhaps the style of your home (if that’s important to you).
The reason throws are a good idea is that they add texture to a room and bring in a sense of cosiness and warmth too. You can even use a throw as a blanket if you need to, and they’ll cover any sofa or chair, so if the decor of the furniture isn’t to your taste, you can quickly and easily cover it with something that is (it’s far easier to use a throw than it is to reupholster something – it tends to be cheaper as well).
Although pieces of tech aren’t necessarily decorative items, they often do sit on a shelf in plain view, so they can be included – and they’re worthwhile having too. You might have a smart gadget that controls the temperature and lighting in your home, or one that operates your oven, for example. You might have one that plays music or one that locks the house up securely.
There are technical gadgets for pretty much everything, and because they are on display a lot of the time, the designers usually try to make them look as good as possible. If you don’t have a specific loyalty to a particular brand, you can choose gadgets that you like the design of and include them in your decor.