If you want to make your house feel like a home, it’s definitely advisable to incorporate your own kind of decorative arrangements. There are many different schools of thought on how best to do this. You can consider the following 10 unique interior design elements to help stimulate your imagination.
1. Tapestries And Wallpaper
A tapestry that’s colored in a way which matches other interior décor can beautifully accent a room, or one area of a home. Additionally, if you’ve got a space that doesn’t lend itself toward aesthetic excellence, paintings or tapestries can help cover that up. You might want to add more wallpaper, or redo what you’ve got now to match stylistic proclivities.
2. Turning An Unused Or Exterior Space Into Something More
If you’ve got a window giving on a flat space above, say, a garage, this could be the perfect opportunity to install a patio. Put up a fence, clean up the roof, add some carpets and deck chairs, voila! You now have a newly usable portion of your home.
This can be done with attics or basements in the same way, provided they’re structurally sound. Such design may even expand property value.
3. DIY Projects Like Decks, Or Landscaping
Interior design in a DIY capacity has a lot of potential. You might install a deck on the back door, or complete some landscaping. This can be done in an interior capacity as well. Consider a vine. You could plant a vine in a pot which runs along all the corners of the interior of your home, making the inside space feel lush, refreshing, cool, and fertile. Decorative plants are key to unique interior design.
4. Unique Artistry
Portraits of animals, family members, or favorite scenes you’ve captured photographically can be made legitimately artistic through the auspices of instapainting, a modern solution that takes a picture and turns it into art you can frame. Such pictures look as though they were made by the best artists out there today. Finding idiosyncratic art can do much for your home’s insides.
5. Modern Blinds
Get the right blinds. Solutions like the innovative ziptrak blinds on the market today are by many accounts superior to Venetian blinds, which tend to just irritate people. Ziptrak blinds also have a unique, modern decorative feel which has distinction over antiquated options in blind. Finding new options like this in terms of décor or appliance is key.
6. Beautiful Flooring
Reclaimed brick flooring looks downright gorgeous, evokes a “classic” feel while using modern building techniques, and has long-term value as it’s sturdy and easy to clean. Vinyl flooring options also provide interesting, cost-effective contrast. Even if you’re in a space that just has a cement floor, if you put the right rugs in the right place, the space feels like home.
7. Creative Lighting Arrangements: Comfort And Celebration
Lighting shouldn’t be too bright, but it shouldn’t be too dim. You’re looking for comfortable tones which are easy on the eyes, and provide relief from the harsh sun during the day, but illuminate things at night.
If you really want to be “modern”, you might look into black light options and neon hues. Orange, green, purple, and blue reflect black light, illuminating a space with minimal energy.
8. Furniture Considerations: Ornate, Spartan, Or Selective
Ornate furniture with a Victorian quality may not be “modern”, but in today’s Spartan-styled environment, it will certainly be unique. On that note, keeping interior décor restrained and environmentally-motivated via Spartan motif can also be quite stylish; but it’s less likely to be unique.
If you really want to mix things up, you might differentiate rooms by style. One room might be ornate and Victorian, another Spartan. Again, what works best will be that which resonates with you and those with whom you live in the space you’re decorating. Try to avoid any décor done to match neighbors or social trend. Be unique by finding that which resonates with you.
9. Opening Up Interior Spaces
Sometimes walls are installed to partition a space, but they aren’t necessary. Perhaps have a contractor determine where walls could conceivably be knocked down to open up a space for parties; or something similar.
10. Mirrors, Windows, Pictures, Partitions, And Sight-lines
Windows double the light in a space. If you’ve got a smaller living area, installing a wall-to-ceiling mirror will make the room seem twice as large. Additionally, if you’ve got a small space and you want it to feel larger, increased partitions could help.
It turns out when you leave one room and enter another, the mind sort of “resets”. This is why we forget things when we pass through doorways. Find ways of breaking up sight-lines, or effectively establishing them. Windows, mirrors, partitions etc can be put to work in such a capacity.
Whether you’re knocking down walls, putting them up, hanging tapestries, refinishing that basement, or turning your attic into an additional bedroom, there are things you can do to make any space feel not just like a home, but like a modern center of stylistic comfort. All in all, go with what makes you comfortable.