When looking up any advice for home decor, the idea of a room's "personality" is a recurrent theme. "Personality", in this case, refers to how well your home interior is a reflection of yourself. Personal expression is the essence of design and there is something intangibly attractive about a home decor setup that shows off your mood and interests rather than the professional arrangement seen in magazines. There are a multitude of different ways to express yourself through interior design and hopefully this short guide can help spark the imagination and get those creative juices flowing.
Floors are everywhere in your home and can become an excellent foundation on which to begin infusing your home's interior with your personality. Flooring options include material, such as vinyl, laminate, natural stone, wood, carpet, etc., and designs like mosaic, solid, patterned, make-look, and so on. This abundant range of options allows you to tailor your home's flooring design in countless different ways. You can opt for a sleek modern edge, a cozy cottage feel, a rustic nature vibe, and more.
How well a home’s interior space is lit—and by what—shapes the way it is received by guests. The most immediate example of this is that softer, more ambient light is suggestive of intimate or relaxed settings, which is why it is popular at fine dining establishments. More bold and dramatic-style lighting helps infuse a room with energy and is perfect for someone with a go-getter streak or hop-to-it personality. For added design options, consider what light sources you are using, such as lamps or ceiling bulbs or chandeliers. You can also use lighting to direct focus towards certain parts of the room and better accent your other design choices and furniture pieces.
Colour theory plays a large role in a home’s interior design even if you aren't actively aware of it. The common mental links between mood and colour are why home decor arrangements based in pastel shades give off a fun or active vibe, for example. Neutral tones or subtle, light blushes can demonstrate a calmer element of your personality, while rich and sunny hues of red or orange emanate an aura of warmth and friendliness. Obviously, shadows of brown and green can help give a natural woodsy feel to your decor while going bold and loud imbues spaces with outgoing expression.
Furniture is one of the main drivers of a room's personality and is one of the most direct expressions of your taste and preferences. Some of these choices will be organic—like how you will naturally pick chairs that complement your preferred sitting style and comfort needs—but others require more active selection. There is no inherent way to organically pick out a coffee table or dresser, for instance. A good way to help begin your furniture design is to find one or two pieces that you absolutely love and look for ways to complement them in your other choices. If you adore a curved, modern coffee table or really want to try an eggshell chair, let those decisions guide the rest of your design. It will create a more unified and expressive home decor while also letting you enjoy the original item all the more.Centura Tile has been a leader in flooring since 1933. Over the decades, Centura has developed an extensive inventory of floor and tile options suitable for any environmental conditions and home decor expressions so you can find the most stylish, water-resistant, heat-retaining, easy-care, easy-install, easy-anything floor you need.
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