Inspiration for your home
At the start of a New Year, we often look to make personal changes to our lives, whether that’s to exercise more or start a healthy eating regime. But what better way to make a change than giving your home a revamp. New year, new home, or new home, new you!… Now that sounds more like it!
When we think of inspiration for your home, we tend to plunge into the process of embellishing your home. However, it’s important to understand your perception and although there are hundreds of ways to decorate your home, getting the fundamentals right from the start can make the biggest difference when it comes to bringing in inspiration for your home.
We’re no experts when it comes to interior designing but being M&E design experts in the residential sector – we’ve seen what works! Here are some of our ideas, which could help you get started on recreating your dream home.
Creating your look and feel!
Creating a home has always been about the refining process of creating a sacred and meaningful space. However, depending on what mood you’re looking to reinvent, why not set the mood with colour! Many facets can influence the ambience in your home, including the furniture, paint and even the rugs. Here is a mood board below to see which colour theme would suit you best.
- White: Clean, pure, fresh
- Pink: fun, lively, positive and feminine
- Red: passionate, comforting
- Orange: stimulates creativity, evokes warmth and cosiness
- Yellow: welcoming, sunny, promotes intelligence
- Green: tranquil, fresh, relaxing, earthy
- Blue: calmness, serenity, tranquil
Tips and Tricks
You want your home to showcase your personality, so don’t be afraid to try switch things up. At the end of the day, the first thing an interior designer would do is get to know you. Giving yourself a clear canvas to work with is a great way to start, then incorporate small noticeable pieces of accessories or furniture would be a great way to show off your personality and create a new ambience. It’s amazing what small changes can really do to your home… and don’t forget, less is always more.
With wallpaper now setting the trend for 2022, there is nothing more that packs more of a punch when needing a quick fix at home. With a wide array of dramatic designs and colours out there, you can create a strong presence of your personality in your home just by playing around with different prints – It’s simpler than it sounds!
Smart Home Technology
Now less of the design and onto the fun stuff. If you’re looking to fully restructure your home, why not go smart! Thanks to the advancements in artificial intelligence, there are many ways you can incorporate this into your home, from Alexa-enabled devices, to controlled home lighting, heating and security systems.
- Audio: Alexa-enabled devices, multi-room audio, which allows you to play music across each room in your home.
- Lighting: Controlled lighting through mobile app, allowing you to turn on/off/dim lighting throughout your home
- HVAC: Being able to control heating, ventilation and air conditioning through app device.
- Security: Monitor security cameras around your home such as smart door entry systems as well as CCTV
It can be tough to keep up with the latest design trends, but one of the most important things to keep in mind is that your home is about what you love. If you plan to live in your new home for the long-term future, deciding what technology you want to achieve in your home is the best way forward and a great way to start!