Say Goodbye To Drab And Boring Homes With These Design Fundamentals!

If there’s one thing that far too many homes have in common these days it’s the fact that they’re just boring. Sure, they work, as in they’re functional for your day to day needs, but they have no spark, no life, no pizazz! This is often because a lot of people simply don’t know how to bring those things into their homes. They’ll try every so often, putting some decorations up or trying to arrange a room in a specific way, but if you don’t know the fundamentals, then you’re never really going to be able to make your home anything more than “functional.” In order to help you avoid this, here are some classic design ideas that you should start implementing in your home right now.

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Focus attention

When you walk into a room, there should be something that draws your eye almost immediately. There are no hard and fast rules over what this should be, and it will often depend on the room itself. Sofas and sectionals are often the focal point of a living room, for example. This is because they’re usually the largest thing in the room and are the space where you will spend most of your time. In other rooms, it might be a large decoration such a painting or mural, or it might even be another piece of furniture like a dresser or perhaps a large media center. What it is will depend on your personality as much as anything else, but if you want a room to have that spark, then make it, so something will catch your eye as soon as you walk in.

Contrast

It’s become all too common for people to play things incredibly safe when it comes to decorating their homes. They stick to pastel colors that are often muted and light. Off white and magnolia are incredibly common on just about everyone’s walls. SNORE! Sure, it makes sense to have a blank canvas to decorate on top of, but if you decorate every room that way, then things are going to get real boring real fast. Why not take a room like a bedroom or the bathroom and do something interesting with it? Paint the walls a bright shade of yellow instead! Or maybe you can pick a wall in your living room to turn into a feature wall, making it stand out from the rest. A bit of vibrant contrast is often enough to bring a bit more life into any room.

Personality

The last thing anyone wants if for their home to end up looking like a showroom. And yet, this ends up happening all too often because people don’t realize how to put their personal stamp on their home. Think about it like this: your home is an extension of who you are. Think about the way that you express yourself through your interests, your clothes and the way you carry yourself, and extend that to your home. Cover the walls in things that represent what you’re passionate about. Fill it with mementos from your life that have meaning to you. Even if you go overboard with it, it’s better to have a home with too much personality than not enough.

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