Almost every person has to live alone at least once in their life especially when you are off to college, or when you start your own job. It is only when you have your own place that you begin to think of ways to transform your living space more homely and presentable. When it comes to boys, the task becomes more challenging as not everyone has a knack for home décor and ideas on how to give their apartment a makeover. So this article is for all the boys out there who are struggling to transform their living space into something that is welcoming.
- Paint Your Walls
Your house evokes the colors its walls have been painted in. A simple change of color can do wonders. You can paint the entire space in one shade, or you can go with contrast. Go with the colors that are more vibrant and cheerful, so your house gives off happy vibes. The yellow color is very therapeutic and is also quite in this season. Every room can have a different color scheme according to its purpose. You can even color one wall or a part of it in a different color using wallpaper or texture paint and then put some interesting paintings on it.
You can paint your walls to add a personal touch to your space, but do not forget that art plays an important role in decorating. Art has the tendency to make any place look sophisticated and elegant, and it does not even require any effort. Art is a wise investment for a single person to gradually build his own collection with a visual and sentimental value that is matched only by its market value. Go for the emerging artists, whose work is more affordable for you. All you have to do is research online and visit galleries to develop an eye for the good pieces.
Candles are extremely underrated when it comes to home decoration. When you have the right ones, they can smell like heaven and create a relaxing ethos. Whether it is your bathroom or your living room, no matter where you decide to put the candles, they will create a warmer and more welcoming environment not only for your guests but for yourself as well. Cluster the candles and use a variety of heights. Try out different kind of scents so you can figure out what works for you. You can also use unscented ones and put them in some stylish candle holders. If you want to get yourself some fantastic candles, here are the best ones.
- Study Table
Get yourself a desk that is part of your home and not squirreled away in a home office. Unless you have some job that needs you to work from home full-time and you require a separate office, we would recommend that you add a stylish desk into your decor. This way, you will have a place where you will be able to work while you can still enjoying the best views or the best light your home has to offer.
- Decorative Touch-Up
Most of the times, we ignore that the bathrooms can be decorated as well. Even a display of small artifacts can highlight this small space. No matter how beautifully you decorate your bathroom, it will not look good if your toiletries are just lying around the washbasin. Keep your essentials in order and clean any leftover clutter. Other inexpensive changes might seem basic, but they play a significant role. Actions like replacing the shower curtains, mirror, mats, towel bars, and soap cases tend to make a massive difference to the overall look.
Shelves in a house can never go wrong. You can put anything on them starting from decoration pieces to artifacts. If you love to read, you can stack up your book collections on the shelves in your living room to give it a more refined look.
A home is not home unless we make it as such. Incorporate your personality and ideas to make your living space comfy, so when you get back after a long and tiring day, it freshens you up!
About the Author:
This post is written by Andrea Johnson. She loves traveling, home decorating and hanging out with her friends. She is currently a student of Interior Designing at the California Arts School. She regularly writes blogs at Wax & Wick.