Unless you have a very specific style and taste, most of the time, you will look to magazines and blogs to help you to decorate and ‘design’ your home. And while that is great – because we all have to start somewhere – you have to ask yourself, is it you?
Most of the time, our homes are great at serving our lifestyle, and that goes for modern homes with all the mod-cons to older cottages and heritage homes too.
For the latter, architecture firms can modernise your home in a way that suits you.
But what about the rest?
Here are some things to think about when trying to work out what type of home interior you should be looking to create and a little bit about how you can do it.
How to Create a Home That Fits Your Lifestyle
Define your lifestyle
When it comes to designing a home that fits your lifestyle, it’s important to be realistic about what your lifestyle actually is, and not just what you want it to be.
For example, you may have dreams of a clean Japandi aesthetic, but if you have a large family with a lot of belongings and mess, such a minimalist vibe might be difficult to achieve.
Below are some more examples of lifestyles that may have an effect on how you design your perfect home.
As mentioned above, your family situation can have a huge impact on how you design your home.
When it comes to family, there are a lot of stages to consider – the baby stage, the toddler stage where everything is dangerous, and the teenage stage, where your little ones grow up to need their own space.
Invest in multipurpose and modular furniture (of high quality) that will grow with your family.
You should also always be thinking about storage, as well as how long you/your family have to tidy and how best you can get that done.
Long hour worker
No matter whether you’re a workaholic or you just work very long hours – the chances are you don’t want to do much at all when you get home at the end of a long day.
It is better to have everything in its place so that you don’t need to make more decisions or waste time getting from the front door to your comfort spot.
A coat stand, somewhere to store your work bag, key holder, and a space for everything are all things that will make your transition from work to home painless and efficient.
For those who can’t get enough of dinner parties, movie nights, aperitivo evenings, and other forms of entertainment, then your focus will be on a great dining area and extra seating.
Seats that have storage for blankets (or anything else) are great as you can quickly tidy things away before people arrive.
Buy glasses that stack, stemless wine glasses, a drinks caddy and plenty of service plates, as well as side tables.
Having a few different options for lighting is also a good idea so that you can create different moods depending on the vibe you’re trying to create.
There is no sofa as cosy and nowhere a home bird would rather be than at home.
For home birds, your home is your sanctuary, and you don’t really want to go out.
There are a few things that make your home an even better place to reside – for example, a good size TV, a decent bookshelf, and either a sofa with storage or separate storage for blankets and cushions when it is time to get extra cosy in the evening.
You want to ensure that you are comfortable in your space, so also make sure you have other little things that make you happy to look at. It might be something simple like a blue rug in your living room, or it might be something a little more decorative like a painting that you love.
The tricky to a great homebody house is that you have everything you need – but there is a place for it.
As well as making sure your living room is nice and cosy, you should ensure that your bedroom is equally as appealing – creating a luxury boudoir might be the way to go, in this case.
How to Create a Home That Fits Your Lifestyle | Final Thoughts
As you can see, your lifestyle dictates what’s best when it comes to your living space.
From cosy corners to uber functionality, you want your home to perfectly complement your life, and hopefully this article has given you some food for thought on that front.
That’s all for today, but as always, if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments section below.
Until next time,
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