by CNBNews Staff
(CNBNewsnet)(May 16, 2018)--Home is where the heart is, which is why it is the most deserving thing in your life for investment. Whether that investment means moving to a new home to start again, or if it means a large renovation or adding a few key design details that transcend its original beauty, it does not matter. What does matter is that you do not settle until your home is the epitome of you and your families desires. Self-expression and feeling comfortable at home are two of the best wellness practices you can make in your life, and you can achieve both by adding in a few simple design updates:
Deep Clean and Spring Clean
To start, you have to prepare your home for the changes that you are going to make. This means that not only do you need to give it a good deep clean throughout, you should also go through and de-clutter. Clutter is ugly, disorganized, and will detract from every design choice that you make. This does not apply to things you have set out as decoration, nor does it apply to anything you love or value or use often. All it means is that you should go through and donate, recycle, upcycle, or throw away the things that are just collecting dust. Organize your life, and you’ll be able to enjoy the design and creativity of your home, not the papers that are piling up on every surface.
Tackle the Canvas
The canvas of your home are the walls, ceiling, floors, windows, and doors. They are aspects that will always be there, and are crucial to setting the scene for your designs. The choices you make here are entirely yours, but generally redoing the floors or walls if they are worn down is a great place to start. From there, be mindful of creating a complementary color scheme throughout your home – it doesn’t need to be uniform, but being harmonious will help your property flow better.
Focus on Light
Another aspect of design that everyone, no matter their taste, must consider is light. Everyone has their preference of light and different needs, and addressing that is a critical step to your design. One great way to have superior control over the light (and consequently privacy) in your home is to install shutters. Unlike curtains, shutters are easy to use, easy to clean, and can be custom made. Shutter specialists have been transforming homes across the UK for years, and finding professionals who can transform dull windows into modern features could greatly increase your house’s value.
Planning Out Your Designs
Now that your home is prepped and ready, it’s time to design! The more patience and effort you put into designing your home, the better. Start first by collecting inspiration so that you can create a complementary theme throughout your home. This will help you know what to look for when you go out shopping.
Great design takes time. It also requires you to understand basic design principles and know what your property needs, which is why taking your time and decorating slowly is the best way to achieve the perfect, bespoke home design for you and your family.
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