Designing your own home is a fabulous process where you’re able to incorporate all of your desires for where you want to live into the very foundations of the building. Some people enjoy the old-fashioned appeal of a rustic interior design, while other prefer a more contemporary and clean, modern look.
Once you’ve chosen your favourite home design from G.J. Gardner Homes’ extensive catalogue, you can turn your attentions to making the interior work perfectly for what you’ve always dreamed about.
The three principles below will offer some inspiration in terms of creating the best space for you and your family – pick and choose to get the best results:
1) Funky furniture
Be bold and brave with your furniture choices.
Seeing as furniture is one of the major components of a space, this is a logical place to start. You’ll also spend the most amount of time using these pieces, be they tables or chairs or anything in between, so making sure they’re fitting with your taste is important.
Be bold and brave with your furniture choices – there are so many cool options out there to choose from and drawing on local talent will support Australian-made goods as well!
Houzz recently attended the Denfair design show in Melbourne, and there were plenty of fantastic options on display – it’s a style to get into right now.
2) Bringing the outside in
An entertaining home always needs an indoor/outdoor flow, and incorporating elements of your interior design with those on the outside are going to really help create this feeling. This is also a simple way to use timber in your decorating, which can help to truly bring a space to life.
The tie-ins don’t have to be major, but choosing a colour or piece of art that works both inside and outside is a start – a separate Houzz article shows this idea off in the bathroom of all places!
3) Don’t be afraid of the dark
People often think that bringing dark colours into a space negatively impacts upon the feeling and atmosphere – however, they couldn’t be more wrong.
When used correctly, the presence of darker tones in a room that contrasts directly with the lighter shades creates intrigue and a real mood that can give a huge amount of character to a home. Choose a dark marble or stone option for your bench top, or even a black splash back (practicality, anyone?) to bring this idea into your kitchen.