We all have our own way of dealing with the décor and furnishings of our home, as we all want there to be some uniqueness about it. That is not always easy when the stores seem to sell the same things, but there are steps you can take to make sure yours is not like anyone else’s
Creating A Space For You
The first thing to realize is that you are creating a home for you and your family. This is not for anyone else, and it does not matter what anyone else thinks, Fashions can go out the window, it is the comfort of you and yours that is more important.
Decorative storage does not need to be over the top with fancy colors and handles. Take a leaf out of the book of many years ago when a piece of decorative storage was made of a nice wood with brass handles. There might have been some trim on the draws or cupboard doors, but that was pretty much it. You only have to go to the local flea markets to pick pieces up like this for just a few dollars. Sand and varnish them and they will look as good as new in your home.
Apart from adding a bit of class to the room they are in, these storage units are very useful and let you put things away that would otherwise be sitting collecting dust.
Old Pieces Can Be Useful
If you have shelving units you want to fill, consider buying some old original pieces. These will not be found everywhere so you can probably guarantee that your home will have something different. Just take a look at Eames.com for some wonderful ideas for things to fill your shelves with. The more cool stuff you can find the better.
The trend these days seems to be to have all the walls in your home painted, but why not put wallpaper on some of them to switch up the decor a bit? Just one wall in each room, or around a fireplace can make such a difference to the overall effect of the entire space.
Wallpaper can also cover a multitude of sins. If you have has some pictures hanging there previously, the wallpaper will hide the marks where they were hung.
Retro lighting with new wiring inside works and no one would ever know that you have used an electrician to bring the electrics up to date, If you see light fittings that are very old, don’t just pass them by if you really like them. Just get a competent and licensed electrician to put the right for you.
The same applies to any other old electrical items such as record players. They can be a real talking point in your home, and records are making a comeback. Even a company as large as Sony has started making vinyl records again.
Embrace Your Space
If money is no object, then you can, of course, spend all you want to make your home unique. Most people have a budget to live on though, so need to do this as cheaply as possible without compromising the look of their home. Search on a few places and being prepared to do some work yourself can help you achieve a unique home, and one that you and your family will be comfortable in.