Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
Life is busy. We spend much of our time working, running errands, and making sure our family has what they need to get through another week. At the end of another busy day, having a home where you can have your own personal space and a little privacy to regain your center is important. Our home is more than just four walls and a door, it is the place where we can withdraw in safety and just relax. Within our homes there are different areas that perform certain functions such as the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room while others fall into a different category: living spaces. Living spaces can be defined as a place you relax and or even gather with family and friends. Sunrooms, living rooms, and even outdoor areas all fall into this category. Sometimes these spaces can use a little rejuvenating and revamping so that they can better serve your specific needs.
It is often the little things that can have a dramatic change in our spaces while giving a little fun and function into your life as well. Home decor adds personality and purpose to your space as it turns the mundane into marvelous through beauty. This is also a simple way to refresh your spaces without breaking the bank or undertaking a huge renovation. Some ideas for rejuvenating your living spaces include:
Swap out small furniture pieces
Take a moment to evaluate your current home inventory and consider things that are not functional or just need to be revamped. A simple swapping out of a coffee table or even lamp can do wonders for a space. Pick pieces that reflect your personality or that make you smile because this helps create an atmosphere that makes it easier to relax and be yourself. Accent items are another way to sprinkle a little of what matters throughout those spaces intended to be enjoyed by our family. Our home is a place of celebrating as well so having areas where we can gather with ease can make a big difference. Placing extra seating that allows family and friends to sit facing each other or in closer proximity can help us feel connected too. Being mindful of your living spaces and the difference it can make in your home is a great start to creating a little haven for everyone.
Coloring your living spaces
Color is one of the most powerful tools in the design world as it can impact the mood in the home along with the overall feel. There are countless ways to add color to your home such as:
Painting the walls
If you are looking to rejuvenate your living spaces consider the purpose of each before selecting a color scheme since it will have an influence on it. There are two sets of color tones, warm and cool that each have a specific purpose. Warm tones like red, yellow, and orange tend to be more stimulating which can make them good choices for areas in the home where you gather with family such as game rooms or family eating spaces. Cool tones like blue and green are often seen as calming since they usually reflect nature and are perfect for areas of rest like a sunroom or living room. Once you have decided on the colors you want for the room the fun really begins as you select different items to decorate that particular area. From furniture pieces that make a wonderful focal point to color highlights like art and even throw blankets, adding a splash of color throughout can transform any space into a place of rest and comfort.
Plan for comfort in the home
Making your home feel casual and comfy is a great way to rejuvenate your space. Knowing that there are areas where you can go and truly destress is great but the design selection plays a key role in it. Comfort should be a priority in your living spaces and there are countless things you can do to accomplish this goal. In your living area plan for comfort by having soft throw blankets nearby, a candle for the colder months, and sufficient lighting. Game rooms should have plenty of comfortable seating with varying heights and within close proximity to each other making it easy for every age to gather together and play. A sunroom should also have a seating area plus some type of screen to shield you from the glare but still allow the warmth of the sun inside. This is also a great place to incorporate some plants as they are beneficial to the environment plus they yield extra bonuses for your health and well being. Consider placing a few faux plants around the other living spaces in your home as the calm colors of nature are soothing to the eyes and mind which can help relieve tension and stress. A home of comfort is one where we can take off our shoes and just relax.
Popular home items
There are several items that are trending in the home, things that can help rejuvenate your living spaces in style. Texture is one element that instantly creates balance and makes a space feel visually interesting. Blankets, pillows, and even area rugs can give a room texture as well as a sense of depth through the layering process. As storage is a constant need throughout the home, designers are getting creative in how they can maximize space with style. Large baskets (another texture asset) and colorful bins can be placed within an area providing storage and still blending in. Things that are unique are also popular as homeowners look for ways to display their personality and flair in their own home. If your spaces don’t reflect who you are it may be time to rejuvenate them so that home truly becomes what it was meant to be for each person, a place of comfort and joy. Don’t forget the outdoor spaces, they are still one area that continues to gain in popularity as we enjoy spending time in nature. Take a moment to browse places like Houzz and Pinterest to see what other items are trending and how they are being used in the home, you might find the inspiration you’ve been looking for in your space.
Rejuvenating your living spaces
Updating your home to a place that truly feels comfortable and enjoyable for everyone doesn’t have to break the bank. By changing out a few items here and there you can transform your home into your favorite hangout. Our amazing team can assist you in finding just the thing or things that have been missing from your home plus with our access to over 30 different vendors we know our members can help. We invite you to visit our 5,000 square foot award winning showroom located in beautiful Uptown Shelby, which is near Charlotte, NC as well as several other cities such as Spartanburg and Asheville. We look forward to helping you rejuvenate your home.