When it comes to designing the interior space of your home; you’ll want to create a comfortable home without scrimping on your personal style and character. It can sometimes be a challenge to know where to begin and whether you should add all those creative touches that you have dreamed of! However, there are plenty of ways to polish an interior by thinking outside the box and getting crafty without spending too much money!
Designing and making a luxe space with your skills is easier than you think but where do you start?
Personal keepsakes, memories, and everything you’ve collected throughout your life, will all make beautiful additions to your home, so why not give them a display space? The trend for minimalism is over; it’s time to get those beautiful items out and display them with pride! You’ll also manage to avoid purchasing new items for the sake of it, which will contribute to the sustainability of your home. So get up in your loft space, or begin searching through that suitcase full of keepsakes again. The following are some tips, ideas, and inspiration for those who want a unique and bespoke interior space that will add personality too.
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Highlight your prints and art.
If you love something, why not display it? Classic monochrome frames are the perfect way to show an array of your pieces and will give the room a consistent and clean look. Invest in some picture shelving, or create a specific area that you can fill with an array of your work, depending on the size. Sentimental postcards, theatre tickets, vintage maps, and a array of other keepsakes, will also be an ideal addition to your space when they’ve been framed. I love going to car boot fairs or antique sales to look for bits and bobs that will add personality to The Old House. In my kitchen I have framed some vintage, alpine postcards that I bought at a boot fair and they look great clustered together.
The same goes for ceramics and sculptures; this is your chance to make the perfect item for your fireplace or side table, so think about the colour palette of the whole space, and how well the shapes will complement each other. Spray paint figurines that seem dated; this is an easy and affordable way to add a modern twist to old items that you’re unlikely to display again; you’ll also be able to choose the perfect colour for your chosen interior. I also love spray painting old mirrors; this is an easy way to add colour to any space. Put your efforts into those important details, and you’ll have a creative, artistic interior space like no other.
Your photos don’t have to stay digital.
If you have a knack for a great Instagram shot or the family relies on you to take all the holiday snaps; it’s time to start trawling through all your memory cards, and picking out some of your best photographs. Printing off your pictures is a great way to add the personal touch to the decoration in your home. Perhaps you could stick to a theme, like scenes from your annual getaways, nature in the UK, your pets or black and white pictures of your family’s faces.
Whatever you choose; keep the size and style consistent for a high-end and considered look. You could change the form of the frames, or mix them up a little, but make sure that they are a feature on a main wall in your home, rather than spread and scattered around everywhere. Photographs can be artwork in themselves; however, they will always contain far more meaning, personality, and memories, and you probably have thousands to choose from. I actually love the trend for an eclectic mix of photos and prints for a feature wall. I also tend the use the old house bedroom fireplaces to display prints that I love.
Patterns and print should be personal.
What better way to get a bespoke interior than to design the items within it yourself? Maybe you have a vibrant or classic print that you love; you can use a company to transfer your work onto a cushion or mug. By creating the colours and design of a fabric, window, or wall; you’ll be able to ensure that your living space is one of a kind, and give it a luxury edge that will make the neighbours jealous.
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