Transforming a House into a Home

Posted on March 7th, 2014

There are so many things to take into consideration when decorating your home. Everyone has their own personal style, their own favourite colours, their unique tastes, likes and dislikes. When it comes to putting all of that into your living room, bedroom or dining area and creating something spectacular, there are many things to consider. Can you incorporate all your favourite colours into the living room? Does the colour of your blinds go with the wallpaper? Should you put a big picture or a collection of smaller photographs? There is a lot of planning to do. What doesn’t hurt, however, is trying something out. Before you nail in the picture, hold it up and see if it works with the atmosphere you are trying to create. Switch around the couch and the wall unit, add a couple of lamps, take them out, replace with flowers. You’ll know when you look at it, that it’s exactly what you want and doing something temporary to begin with is always better than going drastically and then having to endure the stress of undoing it all when it doesn’t work out.

So how do you begin?

Do some research. Get out your favourite home improvement magazine and scan through gleefully, ensuring that you mark all the designs that fit your personality and that you’d consider implementing in your home. Once you’ve done that, turn to the internet and refer to interior design websites for further inspiration. Bookmark the websites that stand out to you and get on with the elimination process. Soon enough you’ll be able to find something that works when it comes to colour combination, the placement of furniture, the blinds used and then you’re right on track to making your home stand out.

The next step is to go through your belongings. You’ve certainly got more things than you know what to do with. Perhaps some are old and reflect your style from five years ago, some will be a must have and some you’ll be uncertain about. Now that you have your inspiration from the magazines and the websites you’ll be able to put the design together more clearly. For the things that you won’t use consider donating them or selling them online or through a garage sale. If you are an avid ‘do it yourselfer’ and you have got all your artsy crafts laying around then you may want to take some time out to spruce up some of your old pieces so that they’ll match the atmosphere you’re trying to create in your home.

When it comes to paint there is no making it. Sure, you can have your colours mixed and matched so what you’ll want to do is decide on the colour or colours you want in the room and hop out to your favourite hardware store and see what they can do for you. Bring along your magazine or printing and see how the paint professionals work their magic to provide you with a colour that complements your home just the way you wanted.

And then there are the blinds. There’s no making your own blinds so you’ll want to find a reliable company to supply you with these essentials for your home decorating adventure. If you are living in the Sydney area, then you probably already know that your number one choice for blinds is Blind inspirations. Here you are guaranteed to find something that will help you to transform your home into something sensational. No matter what style, length or colour you are considering, they will have something for you. And because we’re not all made of gold, each purchase we make needs to be done taking two things into consideration, price and quality. With Blind Inspiration, you’ll be glad to know that you are getting the best of both worlds. Superb quality at a price that is affordable and thus rather easy on the pockets. Your home will love the new piece that you’ve introduced from Blind Inspiration, and you’ll be right on your way to receiving millions and millions of compliments on those new blinds.

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