When it comes to interior design, it’s safe to say most of have some idea of what our dream home looks like, what we want it to say about us. After all, home is where the heart is, so you’re not really home until your house is one your heart can be invested in. Therefore, we tend to be more than willing to do the work, spend the money, or both that it takes to make our dream home a reality. That being said, it can often be the hardest thing to simply plan for your dream home. What does perfect look like, after all? Here are some ideas to help you find the right projects for your dream renovation.
First and foremost, consider the unifying power of a theme. Themes can be a great way to bring your whole home together under one banner, so to speak. Of course, your theme is your own, but one great, if common, example, is an ocean theme. This kind of theme would start a color palette that is evocative of the ocean. So, think blues and greens, such as teal, seafoam, or turquoise. Of course, don’t underestimate the importance of decor. Thematically appropriate decor, such as seashells, antique diving gear replicas, anchors, etc. are a great way to extend the theme, as are posters, paintings, and photos that relate to the theme. However, you don’t have to commit to a single theme spread out across your whole home. For one thing, you could do unique themes in each room. For example, one room could be themed after a snowy mountain experience, complete with photos of you and your prized snowmobile and a cozy fireplace, real or cosmetic. Speaking of snowmobiles, why not use this video as inspiration to get back out there and make some snowmobile memories with which to adorn your living space, because if there’s one thing worth commemorating in your dream home, it’s adventure. Or, you could have a single themed room. The choice is up to you; after all, it’s your dream home.
Another important factor to consider when designing your dream home is the flow of your space. If that sounds new age-y, it’s actually more grounded in physicalism. All I mean is that you should layout your space in a way that best accommodates traversing your space. For instance, take a look at your living room as it stands, and then imagine invisible roads from place to place in the negative space between furniture. Now, your job is to make these roads as efficient as possible. You’ll want moving from room to room, and from one point of interest to another within a room to be as easy and carefree as possible. After all, no one wants to navigate a labyrinth every time they need to go to the restroom. You may also apply a similar process to optimizing airflow, for example. Consider the mechanics of your living space is an important part of living your best life, so take these factors, and more into consideration during your renovations.
There are countless ways to improve your home, and everyone’s dream home looks and feels different, so think of these suggestions as just that: suggestions. Think of them more as a foundation to build on, no pun intended, than as concrete recommendations. Finding your own path and experimenting is the best way to create your dream home.