Ambience and Attitude: Making Your Home Perfect for You
Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house. Maybe you’ve resided there for a while, but you’ve never changed its cookie-cutter design into something more personalized. If you’re ready to transform your living space unique to you, here are just a few tips for creating an aesthetic that you will be happy to come home to.
The most obvious way to customize your home design is through its appearance. Which colors, textures, materials and accent pieces will best suit your theme? For example, if you’re going for a sleek, contemporary look, you’ll want a neutral color palette with gleaming chrome fixtures and glossy stone countertops. Adding a favorite accent color could also add to the personalize feel without taking away from the modern feel of the décor. If you’re more into country farmhouses, think about exposed brick walls and wicker furniture for a rustic sort of appeal. Distressed or antique finishes on furniture pieces would also go a long way toward making your rustic rooms look nice and cozy.
If your walls are thin, there’s only so much that a white noise machine can do for you. You’ll need to invest in legitimate soundproofing measures if you want to quiet down all of the thumps, creaks, leaks and hisses of a settling home or the sounds of the street nearby. Consider things like insulating foam behind your drywall or sound-absorbing materials for your ceiling. You can also dampen sounds by laying rugs and installing carpets instead of letting everyone tromp across hardwood floors. This will help create the quiet haven you long for while adding some personal touches to your surroundings.
There are ways to make your home smell nice without having to resort to scent from a can. For example, if your bay windows overlook the garden and have easy-access hinges for propping them open, you can smell fresh flowers and air all day long. You can also bring some of the plants inside to naturally strip the air of toxins and pollutants. NASA has actually conducted studies on the best plants to grow in confined spaces. Utilizing their research can help you to breathe easier as you recline in your favorite armchair or cook your favorite dish right at home. Oil diffusers, candles, and plug-ins are also good options for adding your favorite scents to your surroundings. However, you should be aware that some products require more involvement than others. For example, burning a candle shouldn’t be your go-to if you’re frequently going in and out of the house. A forgotten candle can quickly turn into a full-blown fire. In this case, a plug-in could be your best bet. Always remember to educate yourself on every option before deciding on the one that’s best for you.
Last but certainly not least, think about the functions and features that you want your home to have. This might include things like smart locks, automated doors or waterfall showers. It might mean temperature control with an advanced HVAC system. It might involve eco-friendly appliances and photovoltaic panels on the roof for solar power. It’s up to you to decide how you’d like your home to function. Contacting a professional can help you get an accurate view of how your home will be with a little help and allow you to know who to quickly call if something malfunctions. For example, finding a good air conditioning repair service after having that high-tech system installed will keep everything running smoothly.
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you craft a one-of-a-kind aesthetic for your home. It might take a bit of effort, but if you’re willing to put in the elbow grease, you can transform your property into a place where you’re able to work, play, study and live to your fullest potential.