Do you ever look at your home and just feel like it's missing something? As though it just doesn't have that spark that you really want from it? A lot of people find themselves looking at interior design magazines and blogs and they see homes that just seem to come alive in a way that their simply doesn't. It can often feel like this is just down to some mythic secret that none of us will ever understand. The truth is that those homes have one simple thing: style. Now that might sound kind of vague, and sure "style" is kind of complicated idea, but it's actually a whole lot easier to bring that little bit of style into your home and really make come alive. With that in mind, here are some ways to bring some style into your home.
One of the easiest ways to make a home feel like of lifeless is to fill it with drab and dull furniture. Not only is that going to make it feel kind of nondescript but if your furniture is really old then it's also going to make your home feel like it's not really cared for. Something like a leather sofa can bring a huge amount of class into your living room. Or perhaps a solid wood dining table to make it feel more like the kind of place where you and your family would want to spend time.
A clear out
Another common reason why a lot of homes feel as though they have no style at all is that they're filled with junk that simply doesn't need to be there. Most of us are natural hoarders and it's easy to convince yourself that some knick-knack has a great deal of sentimental value. However, the truth is that most of that stuff really isn't all that important. The best thing to do is to be brutal and get rid of it. If you really can't bear to throw it away, at least pack it up and store it in the attic until you can decide what to do with it.
If you walk through a home and every room feels kind of disconnected from the last, you're never going to get any kind impression of style or cohesion. Having a degree of consistency in your home helps you create a much more solid picture of the kind of style you're going for.
Of course, there's one thing that you need to remember. It doesn't really matter if your home doesn't look like the ones in the magazines or the blog. Sure, if that's the kind of home you want then they make a great jumping off point. But the most important style that your home can have is your style. Make sure that you let your home become a way that you can express yourself and the things you love, rather than trying to fit into someone else's idea of how a home should look!