The first thing to take into consideration is your wildest dream – this is your house, and you can do whatever you want with it. Now, admittedly, your wildest dream might not be within budget at the moment, but small changes can take you toward what you’re looking for. A lick of paint, for example, can change the mood of your room in an instant. These days, companies like Dulux offer so many colours that you can struggle to pick anything – whether you want something bright or muted, you are spoilt for choice. Equally, your choice of lighting can have a big effect on your humble abode; big, small, futuristic or classic, there are many ways in which to sculpt your ideal living space, and often for a very cheap price. After these steps are in place, you’ll have a better idea of what will accompany the space.
Remember, this house should represent you and you only – think about what is most important to you, and what you’d really love to experience. If you’re a film buff or gamer, for example, have you considered kitting out your living space with a surround sound system? With the size of TVs in this day and age, why not take that step closer to recreating the cinema experience? As Best Buy’s website can attest, there are a number of companies for you to choose from, with the likes of Sony, Samsung and LG offering their own home theater systems.
Conversely, if you’re an art fan, consider your wall space, consider the mood of your room and see what you can make – with the amount of artwork being created every day, you’re pretty certain to find something to your own taste. Remember, you can always go DIY if you’re struggling to find the perfect piece and you’re looking for something more personal. In the end, it’s your choice, but if you don’t build the house around you, the chances are you’ll never really feel like it’s yours.
No matter where you live, whether it’s in a bustling city or a country house, you will have to deal with the issue of space in your home. However, it isn’t tricky to guide yourself around this – and it doesn’t even have to be expensive. Again, this is more about your own preference than following a formula; if you’re the sort of person that likes living in a cluttered environment, then no problem. If, however, you enjoy having space around you, this is where you have to think.
A big part of saving space and inspiration in the home is the concept of multi-purpose furniture. If you’re looking at a table for your living room, consider the storage space it offers. A chest of drawers, however small, can also offer space for a TV, hifi system and whatever else you need. If space is an issue in your home and you’re struggling for ideas, blogs like this from premium bed and mattress specialists Bedstar can really help you out – as suppliers to some of the biggest bed retailers in the UK, their advice on using products like the Ottoman Storage Bed is invaluable, and not something you’d necessarily think of yourself.
Ultimately, the issue of space will never go away – we all accumulate stuff over our lives (with that in mind, throwing or giving stuff away is something people need to consider more often!), but if you find corners to cut, that can really help your cause. Equally, the little steps you take initially can make all the difference when designing your place. If you get it wrong, it’s very tricky to make the best of it. Taking time, care and consideration for yourself is the very best action to take when turning your house into your home.