Once you have a good understanding of how each room will be used, you can start thinking about the aesthetic. To create a beautiful, simple home, start by decluttering and simplifying your living space. While this may seem like a daunting task, start in the room that you use most. That can be the living room or the dining room. Whatever is the most functional room for your family, make that the first place to start decluttering.
There’s always a good reason to declutter really. Get rid of things you no longer need or use, and focus on keeping only the things that are essential or that bring you joy. This will help your space feel more open and organized.
In my personal experience, it works well to have boxes ready to sort things. I like to have one bag for garbage. If you recycle, have a bag ready for plastic and a box for paper. Furthermore, have a box or big shopper ready for items that can go to the thrift store. In case you like to sell items, have a box ready for those items as well. Lastly, have a box ready for items that belong elsewhere in the house. This makes it easy to sort as you go.
Try not to put things away when you’re decluttering. Put everything in the designated box and at the end, you put it all away. Otherwise, you’ll lose much time running around the house just putting stuff away.
It can make a huge difference on a daily basis when everything has its own, ideal place. You and your family members know where to find things and that brings rest to the home. Also, it will make the room feel calm and with a touch of decorative elements, a welcoming place.
Next, consider adding natural elements to your home. Bringing the outdoors in can help create a sense of calm and tranquility, and it can be as simple as adding a few plants or flowers to create beautiful rooms. You can also incorporate natural materials, such as wood or stone, to add texture and warmth to your space.
Also, it’s easier to create a cohesive style when you opt for all-natural materials. Natural materials often have a similar shade in color, making them a natural match. Linnen pairs beautifully with wood items for example. And plants will always do well.
Natural materials are a beautiful way to add natural beauty to the home. Lighter colors and natural elements as interior decoration can give the home a whole new look.
When it comes to decor, keep it simple. Choose a color palette that you love, and stick with it throughout your home. This will help create a cohesive look and feel. Neutral wall colors are easier to work with if you like to change the color scheme of the decorations every now and then. You can add interest by mixing textures, such as a soft wool rug or fur throw paired with a sleek leather sofa.
A mood board is a great way to get some good ideas and lots of inspiration. You can find many DIY and creative ideas on Pinterest, even on a tight budget.
Also, online tools like Canva can be helpful in determining a style. There are thousands of templates available. Color palettes and mood board template can be helpful tools to give direction to discovering your unique style.
Invest in quality pieces of furniture that are timeless and well-made. This will not only make your home look beautiful, but it will also save you money in the long run. Though it may seem like a big investment at first, quality pieces will last longer and hold up better over time, meaning you won’t have to replace them as frequently.
Art & decor
Finally, don’t be afraid to display artwork, Bible verses, and photos that bring you joy. This is a great way to add personality to your home and create a space that feels uniquely yours. The living room is a great place to display those items or wall art that are meaningful to you.
Etsy is a great place to find (Scripture) wall art printables. Blessed Assurance Art is one of those shops that sells beautiful Bible art prints.
Keep it simple though by choosing a few key pieces to display, rather than cluttering your walls with too many items. One piece can be the focal point of the room and reflect your own personal style. Use the natural light of the room to emphasize art pieces. Place candles in the family room for an easy way to add warmth.
Remember, it’s about finding a balance between form and function, and creating a space that works for you and your family.