Are you a fashionista who wants to add more style and personality to your home? Like your clothes and personal style, your home’s design is a reflection of who you are as a person. Just as wearing plain, old-fashioned clothes might give off the impression that you’re a bit dated or behind the times, a property with bare walls, worn furniture, and dull color choices will reflect the same. Fortunately, you can easily change the style and vibe in your home’s decor. Though there are many ways to go about doing this, many steps you can take are the same as upgrading your wardrobe.
Pick Your Classic/Staple Items
When it comes to the foundation of your wardrobe, there are staple pieces that you should have on hand. This might include things like black slacks, a pair of nude pumps, a white button-up shirt, or a pencil skirt. They become the basic makeup of your style and help you to piece together outfits that speak to your personality.
When creating a canvas or foundation for your home, the same thing applies. There are some things you’ll need to have in each room that won’t go out of style and are required to start piecing together your home’s decor. Staple or classic pieces for your home include seating (couch or chairs), tables, beds, dressers, bookshelves, etc. Unless you already have a color palette in mind for each room, try and stick to classic or easy to match colors like black, navy, white, or wood.
Colors Add Personality
Sure, black is a very slimming and versatile color. It goes with just about anything in your closet and can be worn all year. Be that as it may, having a closet filled with nothing but black would be pretty boring. When shopping for plus size clothing or any other fashion item, color can add a lot of personality to your outfit. If you’re wearing a black dress, for instance, pairing it with red jewelry, shoes, and a purse makes your outfit unique.
The same is true when designing your home. If you’ve chosen otherwise neutral or basic furniture for your rooms, you’ll want to liven the space up with color. You can add color in several ways. One would be to have the walls painted. If you don’t want to go overboard, painting a feature wall a bold color and leaving the rest of the walls a neutral color would suffice. You can also add color by choosing colorful home decor accessories like vases, throw pillows, area rugs, and pictures.
Play Around with Fabrics
Is your closet filled with nothing but cotton fabrics? Chances are it’s not. There are so many different fabrics out there to choose from that opting to only choose one would be a mistake. Denim jeans, for example, look great with cotton tops while a pair of polyester pants would go best with a silk blouse. The layering effect helps to add texture and taste to your personal style.
When shopping for home decor items don’t be afraid to play around with fabric types. It gives the room volume and depth and really brings out your personal style. Let’s say you have a black leather couch. You could dress the space up a bit by incorporating sheer designer curtains with a funky pattern on them. Then, you could choose a color from the curtains to paint the walls and use as a pop color for other decor pieces you’ll put in the room.
Accessories Add the Finishing Touches
As any fashionista should know, no wardrobe is complete without a few key accessories to tie everything together. Every trendy woman has a few pieces of jewelry, pocketbooks, belts, and scarves to complete their outfit.
To really bring your home decor to life, you need to accessorize it. Every chance you get, go to a home improvement store and invest in some new decor items. Here’s where you can splurge a bit more and look for pieces that are unique and trendy.
It is very possible to create a home that is just as trendy and fashionable as you are. All you have to do is create a budget and then follow the steps listed above. As you can see, it is very much like updating your wardrobe or shopping for clothing fashions. Start with your staple pieces, throw in some color, layer up with fabric options, and accessorize with trendy pieces. Once you’re done, you’ll be pleased with the results and so will your guests.