A new year means new interior design projects. It doesn’t matter if the project is a new bathroom, new kitchen, re-do the living room, build an addition or just re-decorate a bedroom, every home interior project has to satisfy the answer to this one question: What Is A Home? A home is a looking-glass into your soul. It speaks to those who enter and give them a feeling of you. Friends can easily recognize elements of who you are within the interior decor through colors, artwork and style. A visitor leaves with a clearer picture of who you are.
It is easy to pull pages out of a decorating magazine and say “I want that.” Creating a home requires a more curatorial approach. After discovering all the elements you want, divide by those you need, one arrives at a group of selections. A beautiful home comes from authenticity. Use colors and items which signify your interests. Ellen Degeneres home via Realtor.com Coco Chanel apartment via Materialiste
The most determining force in a successful interior is how it feels. Does the home or room feel comfortable? Does it feel real or phony? Enjoyable interiors are authentic. It has to be you. If your personality is whimsical, use whimsical artwork. If your personality is serious, use very tailored furnishings. Stay away from odd interior elements like strangely placed furniture or cabinetry which scream wack-a-doodle. Interiors need to make sense to all who enter.
When planning an interior design project for your home, think like an interior designer. Uncover who you client is (you or another family member). Use your “client’s” favorite colors and items which reflect their personality and style. Successful homes or rooms mimic the owner’s individuality. Check out TV/Movie Houses at Hooked on Houses to get an idea of how set decorators use the interior to capture a character’s personality.
Be your own set decorator or interior designer to create a home which will make anyone who enters remark, “that is so you.” What makes a house a your home is that is a reflection of you.