Giving Your Home a More Grown Up Feel…
Over the years I’ve been trying to create a home that feels more grown-up. I feel that within the last nine months, this has really come into full form, especially with the kitchen and living room makeover. Creating a home that feels grown-up has been a nice process and I’ve picked up some tricks along the way. In fact, there are a couple of things that everyone can do that will take their home to the next level.
Here are my top tips for creating a home that feels more grown-up…
CREATE A MOMENT WITH YOUR ENTRYWAY.
The entryway to a home is often overlooked, particularly when you don’t really have one. However, it’s a space that can create a moment for your home, some instant impact on your guests. When it comes to decorating an entryway, focus on making your entry a feature with a console table, lighting and some decorative but functional accessories. Due to its small size, it will be a quick and not too spendy project. Plus, it will make such a difference to your home.
MIX MASCULINE AND FEMININE DETAILS.
Balance is the key when it comes to creating a home that feels more grown-up. Juxtaposing the masculine and feminine details have been that key throughout my whole house that I have been concentrating on and have made a difference. When thinking about decor for your home, try layering leathers with linen or florals with wooden accents. That fight between the textures will give your home interest and allow the eye to dance.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO CREATE A CONTRAST.
Whilst I love a neutral home (I happen to mention it in my Instagram bio), I have learnt this year that contrast is key. The all-white interior is out and old. Bringing in those dark features adds interest and depth. Within my living room, I’ve done this with my TV unit and built-ins. When it comes to decorating the rest of our rental home, it’s something that I’m going to bring into the other rooms, particularly when it comes to furniture.
USING TEXTILES TO BRING IN PATTERN & COLOUR.
As a neutral home lover, it’s been hard to accept colour into my house. However, incorporating them within my textiles has allowed me to add that extra bit of depth and interest to my home. So when it comes to accent textiles like throw pillows and blankets, bring in those patterns and colour. It’s really worth investing in these pieces, they make such a difference to a room.
CREATING THOSE DETAIL MOMENTS.
My final tip comes down to the styling, particularly creating small moments within each of the rooms. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, but rather small accents that bring a little interest and detail to space. Take for example the above marble board with our must-use seasoning on top. A practical moment that just brings something extra to our kitchen. Think coffee making stations, styling your coffee table books, those practical moments that can bring your home to the next level.