We all have some sort of vision of what we would love to incorporate into our “Dream Homes”. I have boards and boards on Pinterest of all the rooms and designs I would love in my imaginary “someday” home. So I started thinking “How can I make some of these a reality?” and that’s what I am doing one day at a time. So I thought I would share my mindset and help other people shape their visions into reality.
I find so much importance of adding my own style, vision, and sign into each and every space of my home. Sometimes I may need a little help to reach each vision…White walls and Instagram help with that more often than not.
Your Home Your Space
No one knows what you envision you have for your space. We each have our own personal style and look we want to achieve. For some people decorating comes easily for others it can be a struggle. So here are a few ideas to help guide you in the right direction in terms of how to make your dream home a reality.
Gather Your Ideas for Vision
My best outlet for looking for ideas is Pinterest and Instagram as I mentioned above. Sometimes I will even sketch out an idea, create floor plans, and pin, pin, pin away. What kind of finishes, fixtures, and color schemes are you drawn to? Once you start answering those questions you will have a little more direction in terms of designs.
It’s in the Details
Once you figure out the big stuff you can move on the fun part. Furniture, paint, and home decor. I love decorating to my core all the choices of rugs, lamps, curtains, art, everything that you need to make your house a home. I always say go shopping even if it is “window shopping”. Look for accessories and make goals for different spaces in your home. You want your home to reflect your personal style and to be something you love and feel comfortable in.
Your Living Space
I consider this area where you spend most of your time (besides the kitchen). For most this is your living room. One secret is to find the focal point for that room. What do people see when they walk in that room? What are there eyes drawn to? For us that would be our fireplace. So you want to emphasize this area and compliment it. This for you may be a large window or wall and
A room’s focal point is its most emphasized feature. It’s the thing your eyes are naturally drawn to when you walk into the room. And everything around the focal point compliments it. If your focal point is a large wall then paint it, add a bigger piece of art , a mirror, or a shelving unit. Just avoid clutter your guests eyes are already drawn to that area try not to make it “too busy”.
You spend about a third of your day in your bedroom so make it count! Spring for nice bedding not only that looks good but is comfortable (it will make the world of difference). You can also paint the room to change the look of the space. If you can’t paint all of it, go for an accent wall. Next add curtains and accent pillows to give a little design to the room. I love getting creative when it comes to building new beds, using old doors, pallet wood beds, or making a fabric headboard all while staying within a budget.
You don’t have to make sure everything matches avoid buying things in sets. You don’t want lifeless and generic decor. Your style needs to shine through which may mean picking items up along the way and not in a one stop shopping trip. Balance your accents with your furniture and space. Try to avoid over decorating and placing too much in a little space.
Little and big projects are in your near future if you are working toward a dream space. Sometimes a little paint is all you need to freshen your kitchen cabinets. Update hardware on your furniture and fixtures to bring them back to life. Replace lighting fixtures with some new update ones (loving these ones from Lowe’s). I could do an entire post on lighting so I will just say shop around there are so many options.
You don’t have to buy everything at once. Keep your eye out for local furniture deals at thrift stores. If you are eyeing a particular piece of furniture then watch for sales. You will know that perfect piece when you see it so maximize savings when you can. If you see something that draws at your heart-strings and it is a one of a kind piece buy it (or you will kick yourself later).
Just remember wherever you are is home so do your best to make it a place you feel comfortable. You can do this on a budget you just have to hunt for those one of a kind items when and where you can. Also get creative up-cycle free furniture and give it life. Be creative by making pallet furniture pieces. The possibilities are endless just do a little research online and you will be on your way to your dream home.
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