If you are wanting a fresh aesthetic start in your home for 2022, here are some simple ways that you can upgrade your home’s interior.
As an artist, home decor, wall art, and the overall aesthetic of my home brings me so much joy ... and stress. I'm one of those people that takes months to decide on a new duvet cover, and even longer when it comes to picking out a wall color. I drove my family nuts when it took me nearly 8 months to decide on which neutral color I wanted for my living room. I laugh as I reflect on mother-in-law finally giving me the push I needed by coming over to my house and simply saying "Decide. I'll help you paint. Just decide".
Can my fellow creatives relate to the following mental battle? "Is this the right color? Will it match everything else in the room? Is the color too cool? Too warm? Will pallet be in style in the next five years?".
Girl, just breathe.
Here are some tips that I've learned over the years, that I think will be helpful for you and your home aesthetic!
If you’re a DIYer, then perhaps this is an ideal opportunity to enroll in that interior design class you've always had an interest in! You don't have to "make a career" out of it - do it because you want to - and enjoy it! Improving your home as well as your brain is a wonderful goal!
Put Your Eye to the Test
Try experimenting with different looks by moving artwork, or changing the flow by rearranging furniture. It may sound simple, but this can do wonders for improving your space! You may have to move things around a few times before you get the exact feel that you want, but having a room that's easy to move around in, and has a lovely aesthetic can be such a joy!
Pop of Color
Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint, or easy self stick wall paper. Sometimes all you need is ONE accent wall to completely change a room. The great part? One wall can be easily tackled on a weekend afternoon! Now granted, five years from now, you may hate that navy blue wall, and opt in for a lighter neutral color instead - and that's ok! Home styles and colors change over time - that's another reason why ONE wall is much easier to manage rather than repainting an entire room. But going back to the self-stick wallpaper for a second... Can I just say that this is the coolest invention EVER?? No paste, no mess! Just peel and stick. Remove it when you want (Tip: this is AMAZING for RENTALS). Here are some of my favorites that are available on Amazon:
Sometimes Less is More
Rather than overthinking everything in the category of home decor and wall art, sometimes all you need to a good ol' declutter. Do you have an overabundance of outdated rugs, wall art, or cob web laden knick-knacks? Freeing up your space can do wonders for your interior. I personally, have more of a minimalist style when it comes to home aesthetics - I find that it helps keep the stress to a minimum. It also keeps the space feeling fresh, clean, and peaceful.
You Can't Go Wrong With Neutrals
Neutrals, neutrals, neutrals! You just can't go wrong. "Neutral" in the art world, simply means "lack of color". That's not a bad thing! Have you noticed that fresh white linens or curtains NEVER go out of style? Neutrals aren't just white - a neutral pallet consists of beiges, browns, creams, ivories, grays, and black. The best part is - these colors all match each other. If you find that your room is feeling a little "boring", then simply add texture. If you have ivory bedding with ivory walls, adding an ivory quilt with an ivory fuzzy blanket, and an ivory knitted pillow will completely change the look and feel of the room. It may be all the same color, but the texture is what makes the room feel like there is variety and visual interest.
Digital Design Services
If you are completely overwhelmed and don't have an artistic bone in your body, sometimes it's nice to hire a professional. Interior design firms are going digital with their services by video conferencing with clients.
So there you have it! Do you have any tips or tricks that have helped you with your home aesthetic? Share in the comments below!
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