Design Ideas for Your Home
Instead of looking for a new house to buy, consider remodeling your current house or buy a fixer-upper and remodel it. New homes can cost much more than an older, larger house that needs some TLC.
Use these design tips to determine what you want and need in your home before you decide whether to build or buy another house.
Do You Have a Style?
Some interior designers ask their clients to pick a style for their homes, but many people are not aware that they have one. To determine your current style, look at the clothes you wear, what type of restaurants or bars that you like going to, and the colors and patterns that you like.
Your live-in space should feel just as comfortable to you, as your clothes. Whether that’s a worn pair of blue jeans or an expensive suit is going to be up to you. Once you determine the style, then you can start finding furniture, pillows, or throw rugs to match it.
Build it From the Ground Up
Instead of starting new home designs with furniture, start with the floor coverings. Is the room going to have area rugs or carpet? What is the color palette that you want the room to have? If you’re not sure about the colors, select a rug or carpet that you like and use it as inspiration.
You can pick up subtle shades of colors in the rug or carpet and use them to inspire your furniture or throw pillow choices. Also, when selecting furniture for each room, make sure the pieces fit in the rooms and are not too big or small.
Finding New Affording Housing
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or downsizing after raising your family, a new home doesn’t need to be expensive. Manufactured homes are beautifully designed houses that are affordable for most people.
According to firsthomebuyersdirect.com.au, most prefabricated houses are available for $150,000 AUD or less. Many models, including those with three bedrooms, can be as low as $99,000 AUD.
Along with being less expensive than traditional construction, these homes are more environmentally friendly and are faster to put together as well.
Buy High- and Low-Priced Pieces
Having nice things in your home doesn’t automatically mean that you need to pay a premium price for them. If you’re an art lover, attend community fairs and gallery openings to discover new artists.
The prices on their pieces are usually very reasonable and you may discover an up and coming artist whose works will increase in value. Allow yourself to splurge on items that you love, such as Waterford crystal or Dresden porcelain.
While these pieces can be costly, if you shop auctions, eBay, or estate sales, you may be able to get them for much less than you would in a store.
Clean House by Decorating Properly
Although you may constantly clean your home, some decorating mistakes can make it seem messy. To avoid these issues with your home design Perth, try using these tips:
- Make the entryway more functional to avoid the buildup of coats, boots, and shoes
- Put your everyday kitchen needs on the counter, so they are easy to access
- Keep the refrigerator clear of notes, pictures, or “To Do” lists, so that it doesn’t seem cluttered
- Declutter before organizing, then you will only need to organize the things you are keeping
By following these suggestions, you can have a home that fits your style, is organized, and is always ready to invite company for dinner or a cup of coffee.