Your home is your sanctuary. It is the place where you make your mark, you stamp your personality all over it and everyone who comes to see will know that it is yours. Lots of modern built houses tend to have a cookie-cutter appearance, with a lot of them sharing a lot of design features, similar sizes, and similar materials used across the board. However, that does not mean that you have to use the same cookie cutter furniture and home decor that everyone else does, you can stand out with those and shine!
There are a lot of elements when it comes to contemporary style designs. Things like materials and colors, curvy or clean lines, rustic or post-modern, wall art, window treatments and furnishings all are part of how you choose to create your interior design. You can work with a design consultant, but putting your stamp on your home will all come down to your personal tastes and preferences.
Think of your house as a canvas with you as the painter. Sure there might be limits as to what you can put into it, with respect to its dimensions, but that does not mean you should be left wanting in terms of what you bring into the house. Getting custom made home decor is not a must, but if you want to stand out from the crowd then it serves as a way to do so.
Measure Measure Measure
Measure every room, every corner, every window and door in your house. That way you won’t have to deal with the issue of misfit furniture and decor down the road. Measuring and installation is an absolute must, especially if you are going to make any changes to the house’s features, such as the floors and cabinetries. The same applies to large pieces of furniture and window shades, as awkwardly fitted pieces can make things feel cramped or too spacious.
Another good thing to keep in mind is not overcrowding your home. Having the things you want are nice, but having all sorts of unattended items lying around can be unattractive and will make your home feel cluttered. A way to keep things tidy is to have all sorts of storage available, and the storage itself can be tucked away. Things like floating shelves and tables that double as a storage unit are a great way to keep your home nice and tidy, and sometimes getting or building custom storage units are the best way to achieve it.
A Color Scheme that Fits your Style
There are so many different ways in which you can incorporate colors or a color pattern into your home, and within your home, you can have different color schemes in separate rooms or floors. The best way to start with creating your custom color scheme is to paint or repaint all the walls. By starting with the walls, you can then add all the other decor pieces like furniture afterwards and you can ensure that the colors match that of the walls.
Custom made furniture and window treatments are also an easier way to make sure that the colors line up with what you decided on. Getting pre made couches and window treatments can come in a few colors, and they tend to be the same cookie cutter colors like grey, black and brown. If these colors work for you, then by all means go for it, but if your style requires a splash of brighter colors, then custom made decor is the way to go.
One of the best and often most forgotten ways to add color into your house is through window treatments. Often when you enter a house, you don’t think too much about the coverings on the window, as they are often just placed there without much thought about style or color. But with modern window shades, you have a whole library of styles and colors at your disposal, so finding something that jives with your decor sense is not difficult.
When you think of window treatments, often the things that come to mind are curtains and window blinds. These are often incorporated into many homes because they are easy to put together and are relatively inexpensive. They do their job in providing light control and giving the house privacy, but if you are looking for something that pops with more style and design, then look no further. Modern window shades are also customizable, so you can build it with different features and have them fit perfectly in your window frames, unlike standard cookie cutter ones.
There is no such thing as a perfect window treatment, but if there was ever one that combined the efficient look of blinds with the modernity of a roller shade, it is the zebra blinds. They are a set of alternating solid and see-through sheer vanes, giving a similar appeal and appearance as traditional blinds like wood blinds. You can align the solid vanes together to achieve full privacy, or you can have them alternating so you can maintain your outdoor view. Lastly, you have a variety of colors to customize from so the zebra blinds further compliment the color or colors of your home.
If your decor style puts more emphasis on standing out, then allow us to suggest roman shades for your windows. They are a shade that fold in large pleats when you close them, invoking imagery from a classical era, as they imitate the look of draperies from large villas and palaces. They bring a regal look but in a contemporary way to your modern home and as always, are customizable to your needs.
It is never too early to start thinking about the future, so it is never a bad idea to think about incorporating modern futuristic technology into your home, and with smart shades, you can do that. Like in sci-fi movies where all the items are able to operate on their own, you can have your smart shades do that. They are programmable to operate per certain times, temperature, or light outside. With smart technology, you can have other items and appliances work on their own as well, like a coffee maker, a vacuum cleaner, and your HVAC system. Smart shades are a good place to start when bringing this kind of technology into your home.
Your home is your sanctuary, it should cater to you. However, you like to have things laid out, you should be able to build and customize it. So, it is not a question of whether or not you need custom home decor, but about how you can incorporate it into your home. You can stylize it how you want, need, and like, so do that today!