If you’re seriously considering designing your own home, then it might pay to find some inspiration that will really push you over the line. When you have total control of the home design process, you don’t have to just accept a living space of the pre-owned property that you have purchased – you can create it exactly how you want.
We spend a lot of time in our living spaces, so making them comfortable and perfect for your needs is important. Below are a few ideas that you can take inspiration from when deciding on your home decor:
Crisp, modern furniture
Taking time out of our busy lives is of vital importance to mental and physical health. It could be something as simple as sitting down to read the paper or a book, or sinking into a couch and flicking on the evening news after a long day.
If your furniture looks more enticing to sit on, you would be more drawn to it, right? So as something that you will use very frequently, it might just pay to put some real thought into what furniture you do choose.
IBISWorld reports that the furniture retail sector in Australia generates $8 billion in revenue every year. That’s a significant amount of expenditure by Australians on seats and tables – or is it? When you take into account how important it can be to the atmosphere of a room, it’s equally necessary to spend some time and money in getting the right products.
It could be as simple as finding a couch that has the right lines or a recliner upholstered in a great, complementary colour for your living space. Take your time when deciding!
A touch of colour
Artwork can be such a fantastic way to improve the homely feel of a room. It can bring a splash of colour and excitement to an otherwise dull room, or it could act as a great talking point in a focal area of the room.
According to the Australian Council for the Arts, 90 per cent of Australians think that indigenous arts are important, and the fantastic talent that is all around Australia could be a feature in a living room. And to make it even more accessible, use the internet! According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, nearly 6 million people ordered ‘cultural products’ online in 2012-13.