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Being sustainable and eco-friendly is the only way to save Mother Earth for the future generations, and the best ways to do that is by using wood to furnish your home. This is also an effective and easy way to bring in a dose of elegance and class into your living space, and that’s something we all need. Wood is versatile, durable and visually intriguing, which means you can combine it with other materials, colors and patterns any way you want. If you still don’t know how to incorporate wood into your interior space, here are five design trends you should take into consideration.

 

Wooden flooring

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This is probably the easiest idea in the world, but it’s still among the most effective and adaptable ones as well. Installing hardwood floors is something you can do on your own in just a couple of days, but it’ll last you a very long time. There are many types of hardwood floors and you can choose between different shades, so try to pick something that will go well with the color of your wall and your furniture.

 

Wooden furniture

Speaking of furniture, lots of people forget how visually appealing and interesting wooden furniture can be. Yes, wood can sometimes be pricier than other materials, but it’s natural, durable and easy to maintain. When it comes to cleaning, all you need is a wet cloth, a few minutes of free time, and you’re all done! Wooden furniture can also be sustainable and made from second-hand resources, or you can even repurpose and refurbish old pieces on your own. You’ll get cheap, yet versatile furniture that’s definitely going to suit every member of your family.

 

Wooden beams

This is another win-win situation where you can get a nice decorating element and something that will support your ceiling at the same time. Wooden beams are frequently seen in older homes that were recently renovated, and more and more owners are deciding to leave them exposed, precisely due to the aesthetic appeal of natural wood. Beams can do wonders for your interior and take it to a whole new level right away, and you can repaint them as often as you want and get a whole new look!

 

Wooden walls and paneling

This is an idea not many people consider, but it’s still worth the investment. Wooden statement walls are a great way to insulate your interior space and add a dose of elegance and personality into it, while still maintaining the natural look everyone loves so much. If you decide to give these walls a try, start small and apply wood to just one wall before you go all in. If you think this might be too much, try wooden paneling instead – this is basically the same idea, but panels go only halfway up. They’re easy to clean and repaint, and the change they introduce into your living space is enormous.

 

Wooden décor

Now, if you’re a real fan of wood and want to have it in every corner of your home, you can do that by finding the best wooden décor there is. Luckily, there are a lot of DIY ideas you can explore, from wooden picture frames, candle holders and coat hangers, to wooden coffee tables, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookcases and kitchen countertops. All of these things will make your interior space more rustic and inviting, and all your guests are surely going to notice how special your home décor really is.

 

Using wood in your home isn’t as hard as it seems at first, and the opportunities you have are enormous. Whether you’re a fan of wooden flooring or prefer seeing wood on your walls and ceilings, you can explore these ideas and adapt them to your own interior design style and the space you have. In the end, keep in mind that wood is generally easy to maintain and clean, so you won’t have any problems keeping your place spotless all year long.

Have you ever wondered why some people can start out with the same basic materials as another designer, yet still create rooms that are edgy and unique? The difference is the way they use the elements of design and color.


A Global Community

Society has finally come to grips with the fact that technology has made us a global society. Corporations are likely to have facilities around the world. E-Commerce is a normal part of our lives.

Why does this matter in designing our homes? Before it was logical to have distribution points internationally and associates that could easily travel, we could expect the people in our lives to be culturally similar. But, today your boss, friends, and neighbors are often from cultures that are much different than that of Western society. Therefore, in order to make our homes visitor-friendly, we should consider how elements are perceived by others.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the use of color. For example, in the United States, the use of red stirs feelings of excitement, passion, and (positive and negative) power. In some cases, it is used to show strong anger. However, in Asian cultures, red is the color used to express joy and happiness. It is believed to bring happiness and long life. It is often worn by brides to ensure a happy marriage. In the Middle-East red is used for danger and warning. Further, Latin America and Mexico use red with white as a representation of religion and faith.

The effect

Because the “meaning” of color varies from one country to another, it is the mental or emotional reaction that causes problems. For example, if a client from Mexico visits your home for a dinner party You will probably offer alcohol from your home bar. You may play lively and modern music that is meant to be entertaining. If your home bar is decorated in red and white, which represent his religion, he may feel you are insulting his faith.

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Using color and structure to your advantage

Use neutral colors for your home. Eggshell, Ivory, and Vanilla are perfect for the living room. These colors make the room look bigger and give the room a warm, homey feeling. Add a splash of color with throw pillows, throws, vases, and rugs in a bright hue. Use the “times-three” rule. Use a larger item like the rug or throw to give you the effect you are looking for. The human eye immediately scans for the color elsewhere in the room. Use a striking pattern on canvas on the wall with your splash-color as a secondary color to the design.

Personal portraits are in big demand this year. The days of having your portrait painted on canvas with oils are back. Portrait paintings by Instapainting make this process painless. Send them a favorite photograph. Their professional artists will recreate the picture on canvas attached with keys to make placing the painting into a frame easy. If oil paintings are not in line with your style, opt to have watercolors for a casual but stunning portrait. You can also opt for pencil art or chalk art on heavy art-grade paper.

Your decision on the type of painting you want depends on the room. If your design is sharp, clean lines, go with oil paints. If your design is casual with lesser- defined patterns will compliment watercolors or chalk.

Use unique lighting to draw attention to the wall hangings.

Hotel-Style Bedrooms

Bedrooms that are inviting and plush are trending. Use thick comforters, pillows, of light colors. The sheets must be white and crisp. Pale blue or gray works well on walls. Deep plush rugs of faux fur are understated and chic.

Room decor should be limited. Stay away from the huge wooden bed frames, but dressers and bedside tables of cherry look great.

Final thoughts

Kitchens and bathrooms are staying with the 2018 trend of clean, bright colors. Bring outside in with window box herb gardens and hanging plants. The home of 2019 is comfortable. Even small rooms feel cozy and open. Your family, friends, and business associates will feel welcomed and relaxed. That is what your home is all about. Using bright hues sparingly and selectively will give each room a professional look. The year has already begun, so get started soon and take advantage of these amazing trends.

In this post, we addressed some of those elements to explain the interior designs that are trending in 2019.

Everyone loves Halloween, but some people really love it and show their appreciation for this holiday by creating frightening décor on their homes. This is sometimes turning into a competition between neighbors and people spend enormous amounts of time and money on it year after year. However, there’s no need to break the bank every October when you can easily opt for various DIY ideas that will scare anyone who comes by your house for trick-or-treating. There’s still plenty of time to prepare your house for this holiday and impress everyone – both your neighbors and the kids who come to your home are going to appreciate the effort. Here are a few examples for creating the best Halloween décor and transforming your home into the scariest one on the block.

 

Start from the entrance

This is the place to start and get that wow factor right from the beginning – so that the trick-or-treaters know who they’re dealing with. If you want to create fun and spooky front door decoration, there are some great wreath ideas that are frugal yet still quite scary. If you have a wreath from last year’s Christmas party, you can easily transform it using black spray that will add a scary note. Apart from that, you can place candles in the window and they’ll create a wonderful effect when you turn off all of the lights inside your home.

 

Spooky digital projector

This is one of the latest trends in Halloween decorations and probably one that your potential visitors will find the scariest of them all. If your home features a glass front door, this idea is perfect for you because it involves a digital projector. You can play scenes from scary movies and project them onto your entrance, which will make them look realistic. This unique décor is something not many homes are going to have this year. There’s no need to look for old movies that scared you when you were a kid yourself, as a simple YouTube list of the best horror movie scenes of all time will do just fine.

 

Get a fog machine

Nothing says haunted house more than a fog machine – it’s simply perfect for sending chills down your spine! Such a machine can be easily rented and you won’t have a problem with finding one for your front porch. It’s essential for setting the mood and getting a great ambiance that will make your home look like it’s been empty for decades. If you want to go a step further, set up another fog machine on your lawn and make your entire property look haunted and scary.

 

Lawn accessories

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Scarecrows are the essential Halloween prop and among of the most intimidating pieces of décor since many people didn’t really like them when they were kids. There are so many ways you can use scarecrows – from displaying them proudly on your front lawn to setting them a bit further in the distance, or even hide behind a tree for a more dramatic effect. Apart from that, you can always use black and white bedsheets to create ghosts that will scare even the most fearless trick-or-treaters that come to your house.

 

Scary balloons

Balloons aren’t scary, right? After all, there’s nothing scary about a round flexible bag full of air or helium! Well, you might want to think twice before you’re absolutely sure Halloween balloons aren’t scary. If you fine-tune them a bit and turn them into some of the most popular scary faces on the planet – Dracula, Frankenstein, Boogeyman and Michael Myers are just some of them – they could turn out to be quite scary after all. Be creative with your balloons and you might easily scare lots of trick-or-treaters that are planning to come by your home.

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You can see that creating effective and scary Halloween decorations isn’t hard at all – all you need is some free time, a dash of inspiration and a few great ideas that will make your holiday extra special. But try not to overdo it or you’ll seriously scare off everyone who might be coming to your house, and getting a bad reputation isn’t what you should be aiming at.

Being a passionate reader and spending all the money you have on books is one of the best ways of constantly expanding your knowledge and working on your imagination. It’s also a way of finding a world of fiction you can escape to once your own surroundings get too complicated. However, being a bookworm also means your home is probably packed with books and you have to find room for all of them. Creating a new home library is going to help you organize your books, display them and always know where they are. So, if you too are looking for library ideas for your home, here are a few tips that might help you.

 

A huge bookcase

All books deserve to be on a bookcase, and depending on the size of your collection, these bookcases can be bigger or smaller. If you’re serious about reading, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of books, which is why a huge wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookcase would be the best solution in the world. You can even do this on your own – that way, you’ll save a ton of money and personalize your bookcase at the same time, so this is definitely an idea worth exploring as soon as possible.

 

Proper lighting

When your book collection is large, it’s sometimes hard to know where a particular book is and finding it in the dark is virtually impossible. That’s why every home library needs to be illuminated properly, but this has to be done carefully in order not to ruin your books. This is especially important if your collection includes rare or antique books that were printed several decades ago as these don’t always react well to a strong light. Therefore, try to get as much natural light as possible – large windows and skylights might do the trick – or find alternative lighting options such as small lamps or string lights. In the end, don’t forget a fireplace: it’s going to give you more light and put you in the right mood for reading.

 

Proudly presenting

All of us have our favorite books and a few titles that we’re proud of owning – whether we’re talking about first editions or rare books that are hard to find, these are the parts of our library we’re most proud of. If you too have a couple of these books in your possession, it’s high time you created a special spot for them in your library. Give them a special treatment, shine some light onto them and you’ll make your guests curious and all your fellow book lovers jealous. Don’t be afraid to brag about your book collection, but proudly present it to the world!

 

Seating arrangement

Organizing your books is one part of the process, but a perfect library must include something else as well – proper seating options. Luckily, most avid readers are modest and usually need just a comfortable chair or a sofa that’s going to give them a chance to spend hours and hours reading. Another idea you might want to explore is a special kind of bench that’s already built into your library: it allows you to relax and have your favorite books within reach – and what more could you ask for? In the end, try to go a step further and create your own bookcase with a window seat so that you’re always surrounded by lots of natural light while reading. To make it more comfortable and stylish, add some plants to boost the aesthetics of the room.


Utilizing all the free space in your home is a must if you’re a big fan of reading and own lots of books, so you need to explore unusual options and take your home library to a whole new level. Once you do that, you’ll be ready pick a different book every single day and really enjoy your collection. Remember that making your own system when organizing books is essential because you need to know where every title is instead of wasting time looking for it.

The number of decorating shows you can watch on TV or stream online is enormous and all of them focus on different things – some are all about saving money, others about DIY projects, and the third about renovating your home as quickly as possible. However, Nate & Jeremiah by Design is one of the most special decorating shows out there because of one simple thing: its stars, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, are among the most special decorating couples in the world. Their style is simple yet visually attractive, and their approach to interior design combines frugal and effective approach. If you too are a fan of Nate and Jeremiah, here’s what you can learn from them and how to use their ideas when decorating your own home.

 

Make a plan and follow it

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Every episode of Nate & Jeremiah consists of three separate segments: first they pick a home they’re going to renovate, then they talk to the homeowners, listening to their wishes and determining the budget, and only then do they start the actual work, planning out the remodeling projects and inviting their demolition crew. This is basically what you too need to do when renovating your home, so be sure not to skip any of these steps.

 

Dining table as a focal point

Every home needs a focal point and if you decide to set up yours in the dining room, Nate and Jeremiah recommend focusing on the dining table. This is where your family gathers and where you welcome your guests, so it has to be inviting, cozy and perfect. You can also display your best piece of décor here and thus add some personality to your home, which is something every homeowner appreciates. Finally, all of your guests will immediately notice your vintage dining table, especially if you pair it with cool and comfortable chairs, so it’s definitely an idea worth exploring.

 

Learn how to compromise

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Of course, you need to learn how to compromise the wishes of all your family members and keep in mind that even this amazing decorating couple doesn’t agree on absolutely every step of the way. On the contrary, they too sometimes argue about certain ideas, but this is a part of the process, so learn how to compromise and listen to everyone’s input.

 

Add a rug here and there

While some people don’t like rugs, Nate and Jeremiah are all for them – in the dining room, the living room, the bedroom and everywhere else. Rugs give your space a dose of personality and a ton of depth, particularly if you layer them one on top of another and use rugs that differ in size, color, texture and pattern. This trick is both easy and cheap, so use it when renovating as often as you can.

 

Try to save a dollar or two

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This is probably the most important tip Nate and Jeremiah can offer: every dollar can be stretched far beyond your expectations if you plan in advance and know what you want. They can help you realize this in just a couple of episodes, and some of the things they recommend doing include shopping online instead of the expensive stores, focusing on one room at a time, using lots of cheap vintage pieces, as well as reusing, repurposing and recycling everything you can, from furniture and decorations to flooring and building materials. This way, you can use every single cent you have and make the most of your budget.

 

There are lots of other things you can learn from Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent – from incorporating plants into your interior design and using 3-D art on your walls to letting lots of fresh air and natural light into your living space, and keeping things clean, simple and cozy. While you certainly can’t replicate all of their ideas, you can always adapt them to your needs and budget, and you’ll surely come up with an amazing new space you’ll enjoy in the years to come.

 

Adding plants and flowers to your living space might be the easiest yet most effective way to make it cozier, more welcoming and visually appealing. Plants can brighten up any room in a matter of seconds, not to mention their positive effect on your mood and health: they purify the air, help you feel better and are the best decoration you can hope for, since they come in all shapes, sizes and, most importantly, colors. So, if you too wish to brighten up your home but are unsure how, here are a few great ways you can decorate with plants.

 

Make a statement

Every room needs a focal point, and what better way to make one than by focusing on a beautiful plant full of colors? This is an easy way to create a focal point too, because you only need a small plant stand and a decorative pot, and you’re good to go. You can pick a plant of any size and shift all the attention to it, but make sure you choose the right one. Some of the most popular choices of plants that can easily be turned into focal points include peace lilies, succulents, bromeliads and cacti, so pick the plant you like and turn it into a statement piece today.

 

A vertical garden

This is an idea not that many people know about, but it’s certainly among the most unique and attractive ways to decorate your interior space. If you have an empty wall unoccupied by bookshelves, pictures and paintings, turn it into a vertical garden everyone’s going to notice the second they walk into your home. For an impressive indoor garden, you need pots, containers, a few wooden pallets and as many plants as you want. The best thing about this idea is that you can incorporate herbs, flowers and even grass in there as well, so it’s literally a proper garden, just inside your house.

 

Indoor ivy wall

If you like seeing old mansions in movies covered in romantic and intriguing ivy, you can create such an effect in real life as well, both indoors and out. Unfortunately, ivy is going to make you wait a decade or two before it completely covers your exterior walls, but what you can do in the meantime is focus on decorating your interior with this plant. You just have to find a species that you like, position it in opposite corners of your living room and give it some guidance along the walls – of course, you need to water it regularly and provide enough natural light if you want to achieve the best results.

 

Low-maintenance options

Speaking of watering, not everyone who loves plants and flowers loves watering them as well. Sometimes you may be too busy or too forgetful to do it on time, so opting for low-maintenance plants instead might be a good idea – aloe, rabbit ears, philodendron and spider plant are among the options you can take into consideration. These usually need to be watered once every couple of weeks, so taking care of them is really easy, but they’ll still look quite amazing and will make your friends jealous of your wonderful green décor.

 

Keep up with the schedule

However, even the most low-maintenance plants need to be fertilized and their soil needs attention as well, so you can’t really rely on watering them once a month and expect your indoor garden to flourish. That’s why you should make a schedule and write down all the important details of your plants: when you brought them into your home, how often they require water, when you need to fertilize the soil, etc. Also, you should learn how to water them properly and what kind of water is the best, because not all water is the same. These things may be boring, but they’re ultimately going to determine the success of your indoor plants.

 

Being surrounded by plants is wonderful, especially in the spring, and they’re a much better choice than artificial décor full of dangerous materials and harmful bacteria that can endanger the health of your entire family. Therefore, get your favorite plants and spread them all around your living area as soon as possible!

Expecting a baby is one of the most joyous moments in anyone’s life, and decorating the nursery is equally exciting. However, all modern nurseries seem to resemble each other and they all include the same items – from a princess-themed wallpaper for girls to a Cars-inspired crib for boys. So, why don’t you start thinking outside the box for a moment and do something unusual for your newborn to make them feel really special and appreciated? If you’re willing to do something like that, but are unsure what, here are a couple of ideas that might help you achieve your goal and make your nursery seem like it was designed by a professional interior decorator.

 

Seating arrangement

This is something most parents forget because their main focus is on the baby, not themselves, but the seating arrangement is crucial for everyone involved. Feeding your baby, holding it in your hands and cradling it to sleep is definitely exhausting, which is why the nursery has to include a spot where the parents can relax and take a break. Mothers love a comfortable rocking chair where they can feed the baby, while fathers usually prefer a comfy sofa or an armchair, so don’t forget to find room for these things as well.

 

The right color

Back in the day, painting a nursery was easy – get a bucket of pink color for the girls and blue for the boys, and you’re good to go! Today, things aren’t that simple, not because pink and blue have gone out of style, but because parents don’t mind including other color choices as well. Anything from beige, gray, lime green, yellow and even white will do, as long as the walls are painted with care and precision. Keep in mind that personalizing the space in accordance with your own taste makes much more sense than blindly following the trends – after all, that’s going to give your nursery the personal touch it needs.

 

Toys, toys, toys!

No nursery is complete without the baby’s personal belongings, including the toys that should surround it from early on. A room with no baby’s favorite toys looks rather sad, grim and dull, so remember to add a few – nevertheless, try not to go overboard and cover the crib with dozens of stuffed animals. As soon as your baby starts walking and being active, you should adapt to this transition and start introducing more advanced and complex toys that will make them more active and independent. This is an important step in your child’s development, and something you definitely shouldn’t skip, so inspire your loved ones and encourage them to think for themselves more than before.

 

Storage space

Although they’re quite small and seem more than easy to handle, babies require a ton of products and equipment on a daily basis – not to mention a pile of diapers and clean clothes. All of these items need to be by your side at all times, so keeping them close-by is a must. A practical vanity is the best way to keep all of your baby’s possessions at one spot, but it’s also perfect for organizing storage space. These vanities can be quite spacious, yet don’t take too much room in a nursery that’s probably not that big anyway, so they’re perfect.

 

Art pieces and photos

Just because you’re decorating a nursery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some class to it. Being surrounded by lots of different colors can be a positive influence on your toddler’s mental and physical development, so explore classic and contemporary art pieces which you can incorporate into their nursery and hang a few on the walls. Also, since you’ve probably started taking photos of your baby the second it arrived from the delivery room, feel free to develop some of them as well. Pick colorful and playful frames and scatter them all around the room, following the development of your children from the earliest days of their lives.

 

Designing and decorating a nursery is the best way to prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Once you complete the process, sit back, relax and celebrate this new beginning in your life.

Incorporating art into your home is one of the most effective ways to elevate the quality of your everyday life and make a significant difference for the better. It doesn’t have to be anything big, of course, and not everyone loves huge art pieces that take up a big portion of your living space. Sometimes even the smallest and most subtle things can mean a lot and introduce a difference into the way you perceive your surroundings, so here’s why art is so important in interior design and how you too can make the most of it.

 

Art sets you apart

Let’s make things really simple and state the obvious first – not everyone can afford or imagine an art piece in their home. This basically means that those who can are automatically different from the rest and their interior is unlike the interior of their friends, family and neighbors. Including just one piece of art – a painting, a sculpture, a framed photograph or an art installation – into your home will set you apart from everyone else and instantly turn your home into something special. All you need to do is learn how to choose a proper art piece, and you’ll create a special vibe in your own home in no time.

 

Art as a focal point

Every room needs a focal point and something that will attract the attention of the visitors in a matter of seconds, and what better way to do so than by a piece of fine art? Whatever you choose, you have to position and emphasize it adequately, and whoever steps into your home is going to be amazed by your taste. What’s more, this solution isn’t just visually attractive and inspiring, but also practical: lots of people have a problem decorating their interior and arranging a great focal point, but having a piece of art in your possession makes this quite easy. All you need to do is find an empty wall and proudly showcase your art piece to the world.

 

Art explains your life philosophy

Another amazing thing about art is how versatile it can be. Whatever form you choose, you’ll be able to adapt it into your lifestyle and interior design, and it will show its appreciation by explaining your life philosophy. Modern art wall pieces – from digital art prints and graphic minimalism to oversized photographs and 3D wall art – show how contemporary and innovative you are, while a classic Rembrandt or Goya tell more about your traditional view of life more than you ever could. In short, art speaks on your behalf and defines you, so keeping it around is always a good idea.

 

Art shows your creative side

Not all home art has to be expensive and created by famous artists – even the most uncreative people can come up with memorable art pieces on their own. This way, art can show your creative side and state that you know how to handle your camera, canvas or clay. It also says you’re not afraid of displaying your creation and letting it live its own life in familiar surroundings. Every artist’s home is probably full of different art pieces and that’s just the way it goes, so why don’t you become an artist as well and showcase your creations?

 

Art adds color and texture to the room

No matter how hard you try and how much money you invest into it, furnishing your rooms is never easy and they can always seem unfinished or incomplete. That’s why you need some wall art that’s going to make it complete and perfect. Art adds color to the room and helps you decorate it more adequately, but it also introduces a ton of texture. So, whether you opt for a sculpture or practical piece of wall art, it will bring the whole room together quite effectively, and that’s what we all need when it comes to interior design.

 

Not everyone is a fan of art and can imagine hanging a painting in their living room, but if you think outside the box for a moment, you’ll surely realize why art is so important and what sort of a change it can bring to your life, so step out of your comfort zone and embrace it!

Home interior and personal environment play a huge role when it comes to your well-being, mood and general fulfillment. In that respect, designing and decorating your home the way you personally find appealing is essential for leading a healthy lifestyle. So, if you’re on the lookout for current trends and inspirational ideas when interior design is concerned, check out the top 2018 ones.

1. Colors and metallic finishes

If you’re ready to transform your home from the beginning, it’s important that you choose a color palette before proceeding with any other work. This will allow you to narrow down your choices and help you focus on your ideal environment better. Generally, trends for 2018 still feature neutral colors such as pastels, whites and grays. However, this year the possibilities are definitely bigger. Green and brown have become very popular as well, and really bold colors (bold, not bright!) that are fairly muted can make the home look absolutely stunning. With this kind of color palette, various metallic finishes as well as stone and marble are also at the top of the popularity list. Mix and match them the way you personally find the best. You’ll definitely create a unique interior and still maintain a trendy personal space.

2. Aspirational design

Creating an aspirational space only means that you’re making something special and original for yourself. Essentially, this particular trend allows people to move away from anything usual and ordinary in order to boost their own home’s functionality. Obviously, this is a different aspect for everyone. So, you basically don’t have to follow any of the traditional rules – if you feel like your bathtub would look the best and be most practical as a part of your open floor design, go for it! As mentioned, it’s all about ditching the interior design magazines in order to focus on your own preferences and needs when it comes to the design and décor, but layout as well.

3. Statement details

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Playing with statement pieces and details for your home interior will be a lot of fun in 2018, especially considering that the minimalist movement is still very strong (and it should be) but the need to add a personal touch to your environment is equally strong as well. In that respect, making the most of the space you already have without necessarily cluttering it with stuff is key to great minimal-personal combo. For instance, functional and sleek furniture these days usually have some interesting patterns and designs to boost the look. You also have the freedom to DIY some of your furniture pieces to make them stand out more. Obviously, playing with paint, wallpaper and tile is always a good option. This year, a statement ceiling is especially popular. There’s also the beauty of textures that effectively add warmth to your home as well as personality. So, don’t ignore the change rugs, curtains, throws and cushions can make in your home.

4. Wall art

Wall art has always been an important part of home interior. And this trend wasn’t ever unpopular. It’s just that this year brings a whole new aspect of using wall art in one’s home. Essentially, if you like this particular look, the point is to create your own personal galleries and cover your entire walls with art pieces you like. You can even choose your favorite photos, thus making a personal museum of sorts. While the rest of your home may still be on the minimal side, and you don’t want too many things lying around, when wall art is concerned it’s either go big, or go home. And, since you’re already home, you may as well unleash all your creative freedom onto your walls.

5. Interesting plants

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You’re probably already aware of the numerous health benefits that indoor plants have on you. In recent years, plants were a must-have addition to any home interior, but due to the rising popularity of Scandi style, the accent was on tall and sleek plants, that usually have one unformed vibrant color. However, even though the minimal approach to design is still big, the need to add more personality, as mentioned, has become somewhat of a priority for the majority of people. And one of the best ways to do this is to enrich your home with plants that have colorful, patterned and rich foliage.

What trends are you looking forward to and plan to incorporate into your own home? Is there something truly unusual and creative that you’re especially proud of and want to share with others? In the end, it’s all about expressing yourself without losing the needed functionality of personal environment, so don’t get pressured into a magazine-perfect interior design if that’s not something that clicks with you.

Our home is our sanctuary. It is the place we go to feel most like ourselves, to feel completely accepted and at peace. In order to feel that way, it needs to feel like YOU. That’s why adding pops of personality to your home is so important to creating a space that reflects who you are. I’m here to show you how you can add personality to your home with 5 easy projects!

Adding Personality To Your Home

1. Paint your cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets are one of the main focal points in your home. If you have older cabinets, they may be in good enough condition that you can paint them. If you want to purchase new cabinets with an endless world of possibilities, go for our unfinished alder cabinets, in a classic shaker style, that are ready to take home and paint today! Get bored with one color? No problem! Choose another and completely mix up the look!

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2. Adding a fun backsplash

Backsplash is one of the best ways to add a great touch of personality to your home! There are so many styles, sizes, colors and shapes of backsplash tile options available, that you can find something that fits you perfectly. Play on the colors of your cabinets and countertops to tie the look together. Or, if you opt for neutral cabinets such as these, a colored backsplash is a great way to add a fun pop to your space!

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3. Adding bathroom wall tile or a shower surround

Your bathroom is one place that you go to get away from it all, to relax and unwind. Whether it’s a hot shower or a relaxing bath, you should feel like you’re in your element. Being in a well tiled shower or bathroom can also make you feel like you’re in a hotel, which makes it a getaway in your own home! Adding a fun wall tile or shower surround is a great way to make this space feel like your own and add personality to your home overall.

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4. Finding a unique flooring choice

Flooring spans every room in your home. From the time you walk through the door, it’s there. Let your flooring set the tone for your home by choosing something bold, or something that speaks to your personal style! This is the perfect way to add personality to your home. This distressed, white plank laminate whit pops of blue would make a perfect rustic statement. Or, go modern with something sleek. Don’t want wood? Try a brick tile flooring! The options are endless!

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5. Choosing fun cabinet hardware

Cabinet hardware may seem like a small thing. But believe me, the right hardware can make a big impression! Take this St. Vincent hardware in a golden champagne finish. It looks modern and geometric, or even earthy like a tree branch. You can find a fun set of cabinet hardware to fit any style, but that will be memorable and a true showpiece in your home.

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How will you add personality to your home? Let us know in the comments below!


Written By: Allie Bloyd, Marketing Director at Builders Surplus