Each year brings new resolutions and goals for different areas of your life. Have you thought about what home goals you want to bring to life this year? Perhaps your closet is now a cramped space and a bump-out could save you some headaches, or maybe you need to create a dedicated space for your home office.
Whatever your goals may be, there is no time like the present to begin planning to make it a reality.
Bringing Your Home Goals to Life
Whether you know exactly what goals you want to set or just know something doesn’t feel right, there are several ways to make your dream home possible, including a few suggestions detailed below.
Design a more practical and functional space
Try to incorporate practical and functional designs in each space. One of the ways you can do this is by not overcrowding a room. Leave enough space to enjoy miscellaneous activities like art projects or Legos with the kids.
If your kitchen is like most, it is the heart of the home, where the kids complete their homework and where you entertain guests and prepare meals. Depending on how you use this space, you may want to avoid putting too many decorative pieces and home accessories on the island, counters, and tabletops.
When it comes to choosing the best furniture for the space, it is ideal to consider function in addition to aesthetics. If you have pets and kids, when considering the colors and fabrics of your furniture, ensure they will hold up to dirt and wear and tear. Microfiber, canvas, wool blends, and most leathers are some of the more durable fabric choices. The durable material paired with a darker color, such as grey or navy, can help hide any stains.
An often-understated space in a home is the entryway. But it is a common catch-all area that quickly becomes an eye-sore if there aren’t designated spaces for items like:
If refreshing your entryway makes it to your 2022 home goals list, you may want to consider a bump out for a little extra space.
Update each space's aesthetics to create a cohesively authentic design
Furniture sets may have a place, but they do not scream authentic. If you want to create a more authentic design in your home, try to avoid buying furniture sets. Instead, determine the pieces and aesthetics you love and fill your spaces accordingly. Design trends evolve over time. Rather than trying to make the room just right all at once, let it ebb and flow year over year.
While you might want to avoid furniture sets and having everything match, you should aim for cohesion. You can achieve this through color palettes, whether it’s a palette for each room or an overall color scheme for your home.
You should have fun with textiles for your pillows, rugs, throws, etc, but you may want to have a curated list of which ones to incorporate in each room. Other ways you can achieve a more cohesive look is through adding similar styles of a few elements, such as your lighting, door handles, window coverings, and metal finishes.
Embrace your tastes and lifestyle
You can have as many or as few home goals as you need to make your home look and feel the way you want it to and ultimately have the home of your dreams.
At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we have over 20 years of construction experience in Vero Beach, specializing in customized, high-end renovation and construction services. Contact us today to learn how we can help you accomplish your home goals for this year.