The other day I was having coffee with a friend who was very excited about her new house and enjoying decorating her new home as a child. I saw her very happy and full of joy, until, suddenly, she stopped for a moment and said to me: “I am spending hours splurging on the Internet and I can’t make up my mind, there are so many things that catch my attention!”
I couldn’t agree more with it: the Internet is the world’s largest showcase!
So, if you have ever found yourself in this situation, in today’s post I want to help you find a way to get out of this somewhat chaotic situation and opt for the right decisions so that your home decoration is beautiful and, what is most important: consistent.
4 tips to choose the best decoration for your home
1- The style should be marked by your personality
It is true: our house talks about us, and sometimes we worry too much about the effect it can have on our guests and forget that, first of all, it is our home, our most private space. For this reason, looking for accessories for our house, we ended up buying things that we did not use later. My first advice is to encourage you to find your style. Make no mistake: you don’t have to follow a trend just because the interior decorating magazines say so. First of all, you have to love yourself and accept yourself for who you are and how you live. You have to think that your house is something like your visual identity: the reflection of you, your personality, and the result of your daily dynamics.
I often wonder what my indoor style will be; I love seeing images of minimalist houses, but I also get excited about spaces or apartments. What is true is that, in the end, I do not think I liked living in any of these houses because I would not find it comfortable to live day by day. Home decor
What have I done? I have stopped frustrating myself looking for my house to look like one trend or another and I have accepted that my house is the way I am. Sometimes a little crazy: I love having photos of my family in sight and surrounding myself with handmade objects that I have found along the way, be it in shops or second hand markets or online. For me, they are details that add warmth to my home. Plants are also an obvious necessity in my home.
In short: if your house is in tune with your personality, you will also be happier and enjoy every little moment more.
2. Find objects that convey that feeling
Let yourself be guided by your instinct. There are objects that immediately manage to communicate something to us, awaken in us an emotion. I don’t think letting yourself go with this emotion is anything risky. For example, I love to discover small brands of creative people; I am very sensitive to the delicate imperfection and, therefore, these pieces are unique and really perfect for me. I prefer them to the products of the big stores and I believe that they transform my house into a cozy space.
If you buy objects that have an emotional bond with you, those emotions will be transferred to your house: positive emotions that will surround you most of the day and will give you great inner peace, making your home your refuge.
3. Choose well what you spend your money on
It is clear that most of us do not have money left over. Anyway, I am sure that at some time, you have also made a compulsive purchase only to feel differently and after a little while you have regretted it; I think it has happened to all of us. That is why I tell you that it is much better to buy in a conscious way so as not to regret afterward our impulsive decisions in times of downturn.
The advice that I can give you is that, when buying, think about how much you are going to use that object, if it is going to be functional inside your house and, even if you do not have much money, do not put all your attention on the price but on the quality of what you are buying. Better buy something you really need and has quality Although this means making an investment or stop buying other things. Again, it’s about you being happy. Happy and excited about your purchase, not a victim of regret. Also remember that, often, cheap is expensive.
Also, don’t forget the power that your money has. When you buy, you are supporting one economic model or another. You are betting on large multinationals or supporting small local businesses.
4. Think well about the material you need and you will be right
The material from which a product is made is not only synonymous with quality, but also with functionality, hygiene and sustainability. When we buy a product, once again, we must be careful and think about the optimal materials for that object and what benefits they can bring us.
Materials to choose decoration for your house
An example of this is the wooden furniture versus the chipboard: at first, the chipboard looks aesthetically just as beautiful but, as you use them, you realize that the chipboard wears out and is giving way to the weight of the that you place on it while, if you opt for a wooden piece of furniture, it will be much more stable and will last longer incorruptible. And your house is designed to last a long time, right? If you have young children or know that your house will be a place where a lot of dirt can accumulate, it is also important to be practical: Materials such as glass, marble for the kitchen or floor tiles instead of parquet can be a much more convenient option. Finally, we must also think about what certain materials inspire us and what the fact of buying them implies: as I mentioned before, if you order a door from a carpenter, that door will be unique and probably, the wood used to create it will come from more noble resources and sustainable than an industrial brand. You can also choose sustainable products like certified woods or recycled glass. In this way, you are not only contributing to the sustainability of the planet, but the material that is part of your house, is telling a story: before it was a tree, but in its place another one has been planted so that the same forest still exists. : That lamp used to be a glass bottle that, if recycled, would probably turn to silicon for asphalt. These small details are what make the decoration of a house unique.