When it comes to the design of your home, you might find yourself following a specific trend such as farmhouse chic or modern industrial styles. If you’re more of an against-the-grain type of homeowner, your style may be even more eclectic or specific to your favorite era. Here are a few ways to branch out from what you see in magazines and embrace the unique atmosphere of your home.
One of the best ways to help your home stand out from the crowd and make it your own is by highlighting unique architectural elements in your space. Whether your townhome comes equipped with a beautiful central electric fireplace or your bungalow has the sweetest porch, you can use paint colors and accents to bring attention to these unique spaces. A pop of red in the midst of a small beige apartment can make all the difference in the coziness of your home, and if you have the funds, one of the many home improvement projects Lawrenceville residents take on is to add crown molding in your home to draw the eye upward, giving your home a more cozy and polished look.
Another way you can make your home unique even in a neighborhood of cookie-cutter houses is by using your space for functionality rather than preconceived notions of traditional purposes. For example, while many homes in decades past have space set apart for a formal dining room, if you’re less likely to use that space for dining then change it up. Use that space for a music room or a home office to really help you feel at home. This way, you can truly enjoy every part of your home.
Nurture the Outdoors
Whatever space your home fills, you can’t neglect your connection with the outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to have a lawn or even a patio, grow something green in a pot or in the ground to help your home feel less stodgy. Even small apartments without a balcony can feel cozier and more unique with a curated collection of succulents or even well-made fake plants. If you have the opportunity to landscape or even grow a garden, give it a go. A little effort can go a long way into creating a unique space that truly feels like home.
In whatever way you decide to design or embrace your home, it’s important to remember that the point of having your own space is making it work for you. Embrace your unique style and highlight interesting and functional elements of your home to create your own personal paradise wherever you live.