Developing Your Home and Garden

Why Saving And Spending Sparingly Leads To Better Decorated Home

Everyone wants to have a perfectly tailored lifestyle and that means a well furnished and decorated home. If only it were as simple as just wanting it! Many people try to achieve this goal by constantly trying to keep up with the newest trend by browsing websites, creating inspiration boards and window shopping. This leads to a constant cycle of buying new and trendy items, trying to fit them into your home's style and then replacing them when the next season rolls around. However, if you want a truly unique and stylishly decorated home, then taking a bit more time and saving can lead to a more complete look, and here is why.

Quality Not Quantity

Seeing the price tag for designer homewares might be off-putting at first, but when you really think about how much you spend in a year on gimmicky items you start to understand why quality is better than quantity. Designer homewares have a far better construction quality, timeless design and unique look to them that makes them worth the extra money. This is because they are not supposed to be replaceable items that get swapped out for the next trend. They are built to last, and once you get your hands on them, you understand exactly what many people's fascination with designer homewares is.

Fit Your Homes Aesthetic

An important point that many people don't understand is that the interior decorating of your home will only ever be as good as its physical structure allows it to be. That means you have to follow and build upon the flow of your home rather than try and create a totally disconnected space inside your home that doesn't match up with its design. For example, if you have a seventies-era build that has a lot of exposed brick and recessed floors, then it won't make sense to try and create a minimalist living room or a brutalist kitchen. You need to go for a more rustic look that focuses on earthy colours and retro designs, otherwise, your home will feel very strange, and it will be hard to pinpoint why.

Swap Out Little Things

As previously mentioned about designer homewares, it is no good to be constantly rotating your entire homes style to fit with a new season. When you do update pieces, do it bit by bit, not all at once. Just like how you might need to control yourself to ensure you don't impulse buy new clothing you need to do the same with your house. Think about how the new item will look and whether it fits in with your colour scheme and design aesthetic. Take your time after first seeing an item. If you don't have a constant yearning for it after a week or two, you likely weren't that passionate about it to begin with and you can move on. Remember, this is more about refining your style rather than overhauling it. When you do start to swap pieces out like a clock, nightstand or a coffee table, remember to keep the old for a while to see how it feels to live with the new version. 

Look for places that offer designer homewares, to look for things you like.