How to create an inspirational home
By Catalogs Editorial Staff
Learn how to create an inspirational home with the decor choices you makeWhether it’s the house of your dreams, a starter home, a rental or a tiny studio apartment, your home should be more than just a place to sleep, eat and watch television.
And most Americans know that. According to Forbes, as a nation we spend over 89 Billion dollars a year on home furnishing alone. And we keep on buying. While all that spending is great for the economy, what does it say about what we’re looking for when we walk in the front door?
Clearly, just having the trendiest couch or the cutest dining chairs isn’t enough to keep us happy with our homes. Something is missing. And that something is how the home feels.
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We want homes that make us feel good. Homes that feel safe and cozy. Homes that inspire us. But too many just don’t seem to know how to create an inspirational, soothing home that brings out the best we can be.
The secret is…there is no secret. You can use color, texture, sound, smells and images to turn a house or apartment into a place you will love to be. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Create a focal point
We humans are incredibly distractable creatures. If our space is a mass of different colors, textures, items and functions, it can be hard to center ourselves long enough to find time to breathe, much less get inspired.
Before you do ANYTHING else in your house, set aside one spot as a point of inspiration. Hang a picture that inspires you. Place a figurine on a tiny table. Designate a bulletin board to use as a mood board. Don’t overthink it. Just find one space or spot or item and start from that. Keep that space clear and visable as you work on the rest of your home.
You can stay with just one of these spaces in your home, or you can expand it by placing inspirational images, messages, books or other items in every room. Look to your religion for inspirational objects, your passions for motivation and your family for items that speak to your heart.
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