Place two different families in two identical homes, and in two years, that home’s interior will look completely different.
That’s likely to be the case even if the parents of both families are two sets of identical twins that have married one another.
Why? Because familial tastes, familial narratives, and familial experiences all combine together to bring a home its sense of particular character. You might think that the decorations surrounding you in your home come from external places, but really, they are internal. They are extensions of your personality, and the meta-personality of your family. This needn’t seem like some overly invested psychological reasoning either, it’s quite clear to see that we shape our environment inkeeping with our best sense of orderliness, or perhaps our lack of it.
Yet even if we have very strong tastes, it can be nice to make sure they are formatted in the right direction. So – what are the principles of great home decors? How can we be sure we’re making the right decisions when bringing something new in our home? With the following advice- you’ll no doubt see:
You can’t buy character. It only comes through items or decorations that have a story to tell, or a particular presence about them. It’s hard to define character, but you know it when you see it. For instance, old cottages have character. They have grown into those personifications we apply to them. It’s the difference between a wall clock and a beautiful white grandfather clock decorating your hallway. Character, as in how unique an item is and what statement it makes, is always important to consider. These can be the excellent features the rest of your decorations surround.
Less Is More
Less is almost always more when it comes to worthwhile decoration. This is because an overabundance of decorations can often feel cheap, and it basically prevents you from looking at anything deeply in the first place. It also leaves rooms feeling cluttered and too ‘thought-out.’ Less is more, as fewer but better decorations allows you to absorb their impact more easily. Does this mean you need to be minimal? Far from it. Yet this approach is worth keeping in mind.
The orientation of your decorations also matter. What focus points do your furniture orbit around? How navigable is your floor space? Do your decorations interfere with the natural light coming from the windows, or are they respectfully laid around it? There are a million different variables to consider, but it can be that setting a focus point, even if that’s from a television in a living room, will give you the chance to more easily place and move your other items. This also helps you avoid overdoing the decorative effort, as when orientation is impeded, you notice it, and you notice it often.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily conform to the best principles of worthwhile home decors.
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