Decorating your home is an extremely personal exercise. You get to decide what items you’ll put in your home, from the furniture to the rugs, to the accessories and the lights. However, even though you have the freedom to decorate your house however you want, there are a few essential items that every home needs. Including these five items in your home décor will ensure that it will always look its best.
Every house needs at least one great light that makes a statement. Not only is lighting a fundamental aspect to your home, according to Skinflint Designs, but it is also essential to our wellbeing. You might consider decorating with a statement chandelier, a modern floor lamp, a sculptural table lamp, or a great wall sconce. Having a unique statement piece like these will be a guaranteed conversation starter and will add some wow factor to your space.
Your house will seem cold and impersonal if you have too many empty windows. You should have some sort of window treatment, whether it’s vertical blinds, drapes, or shutters, on every single window in your house. There are a ton of great options and what you decide to go with should be based on your own unique personal style, the overall style of the room, the shape of the windows, and the amount of privacy you want.
A Bench or Ottoman
Having a bench or ottoman on hand is excellent, especially if you need extra seating. They are incredibly versatile pieces of furniture and can be used in many different areas in your house, like the entryway, closet, or dining room. To get the most out of your bench or ottoman, consider purchasing one with hidden storage, especially if you are going to put it in the entryway so you can guests have a place to store hats, bags, and shoes.
Even though books have become less common, thanks to the popularity of eReaders, when it comes to decorating your home, books are as important as ever. Placing books around your rooms is excellent for filling empty shelves, decorating your coffee table, and for flipping through when you are entertaining guests. According to the site Everyday Laura, books will provide your spaces with visual interest, pattern, and colour. Putting the right kind of books on display will provide your home with instant style.
A great way to add character and personality to your spaces is by hanging art on the walls. It’s even better when it isn’t a print that is mass produced or solid in your local big box store. Hanging personal art means finding pieces that say something to you and that are unique to you. You could attach personal photos that are framed, something handmade by a loved one, a wall-hanging you picked up on vacation, or something else that is personal and meaningful.
When it comes to furnishing your home, anything goes and should be based on your personal style and preference. Including these five items in your home décor is guaranteed to make your home feel complete.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)