Creating an Extraordinary Home Out of the Ordinary
Christmas films always contain this specific scene: a family is gathered by the fireplace; the kids are settled on the carpet, exchanging gifts and stories; the adults are seated on the leather couch, drinking eggnog; everyone’s laughter fills the air of the living room that’s decorated intricately with plaid, garlands, and gold. It’s a classic sight. Even without any lines uttered to speak about how the characters are feeling, as a viewer, you can tell without difficulty the merriment that’s happening. It speaks of a narrative relatable to many. And of course, it looks good on the screen.
There are parts of a home that are more picture-perfect than the rest. Take, for instance, the antique fireplace mantels and wooden spiral staircases. Such ornamentation can instantly create character out of a simple home. Some areas or pieces can make or break the look of your household.
For that reason, careful planning is required in deciding which would be the highpoints of your household. This can be achieved easily through your choice of furniture, artwork, and material. Some of your home’s best statement-maker do not have to be quirky or crazy pieces of furniture. They don’t even have to cost you an arm and a leg. All you need is a set of fresh eyes to choose the best option.
Here are some tips on how to create a highlight out of the ordinary areas in your home:
- Find a huge mirror that will intensify the vibe you are going for.
Whether you’re going for an antique-framed mirror or a minimalist white one, an enormous mirror will multiply the light of your room through its reflection. A mirror is a beautiful addition to the room, but at the same time, it’s a functional piece that serves a purpose.
You can also utilize a floor to ceiling mirror for an undoubtedly impressive effect your guests will love. And of course, what’s not to like about looking at your reflection on a gorgeous piece of art?
- Have a statement wall to add character in a lackluster room.
This trick gives you many options to choose from. You can play with texture, pattern, or color when it comes to your statement wall. From the bedrooms to the kitchen, creating an accent wall can add a lot of charm to any section of your home. A chalkboard for a wall in your kitchen with notes can increase its homey feeling. A pop of mustard yellow in a minimalist household will break the stagnant hue.
- Consider your chandelier as an accent piece.
Choosing a chandelier that matches the theme of your interior design but standing out on its own is one of the easiest ways to bring drama to your home— the only drama you want and need, to be honest. Try looking for a lamp or a chandelier that can pass as an artwork. To maximize its function, you can have the bulbs changed into mood lighting so that it can provide a classy atmosphere in the room. In addition, having good light will make your photos look incredible.
However, having a specific piece as the prima donna in the company of things doesn’t mean you have to forget about quality and symmetry. Don’t forget to think of classic pieces that will still look good years from now.
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