We’ve all been there: you start out absolutely loving everything about your home, from the appliances to the rugs to the furniture. Before you know it, your home is so far behind recent fashion trends that you find you just don’t love it like you used to. If this sounds like you, don’t worry too much. With a trip or two to your local gift shops on your everyday shopping trips, a splash of creativity, and this list of easy to implement home furnishing ideas, you can breathe new life into your home.
Four Experts Weigh in on the Best Home Furnishing Ideas
- Get Creative with Room Dividers
- Don’t Standardize Your Designs Across Rooms
- Try Your Hand at Custom Furniture and Decor
- Make a Delicious, Visually Appealing Display of Herbs
Doors are so last century, which is why House Beautiful suggests getting creative with your room dividers. Why not use a curtain or a repurposed piece of attractive clothing that matches your interior design for a more flowing look to your home? It’s a great way to bring a splash of unusual elegance to any space.
Have you ever been to a home where, with the best intentions, the owner has made every room match? For Southern Living, using a standard design for every room in your home is one of the worst sins you can make when it comes to your home furnishings. Instead, your rooms should contrast with each other. It’s okay to have an overarching theme, but if every room looks the same, you’re doing it wrong.
Houzz recommends heading to your local gift shops and picking up some cheap home decor items. After you’ve picked out a few items you think will fit well, try adding your own touch to them, whether that means giving them a new paint job, staining their wood features, or repurposing them for something they aren’t really intended for. Remember, getting creative is the key to any uniquely beautiful space.
It’s no secret that adding a few plants to your home can do wonders for the life of the space. If you’re anything like me, however, you don’t like useless plants that just sit there looking green. Instead, I like to use herbs like other people use house plants. They grow readily indoors, they smell great, and like all house plants, they help purify the air, all while bringing a nice hit of color to your home.
Are you really in tune with recent trends in fashion for the home? What are some of the home furnishing ideas you’d tell homeowners about? Let us know in the comments below. Read more blogs like this.