Having going through the Home Decor pictures in Pinterest the past one month, here are some ideas which I have shortlisted to be incorporated into the new home.
1. Neutral with Blue / Teal
I am loving the teal that is contrasted with the grey neutral tones in this living area.
I will be using shades of blue/teal in the master bedroom, the boy’s room and the study area, as accent colours for each of the rooms. I went with a neutral shade as a base colour, which will also give me more flexibility when we move again in 2 years or so.
2. Industrial Style
Industrial accents in home furnishing lends a vintage, yet urban feel to the home. Apart from being a common feature in numerous DIY furnishing ideas, it has also been adapted by furnishing companies to create a ‘new, yet old’ look, combining word and metal. I am leaning towards the rustic industrial style, as I think distress wood will bring in some natural touches to a cold and steely-industrial feel.
3. Print and Pattern – Geometric Designs
I have always adored patterns and geometry in art design, and I think geometric elements included in Home Decor will give a modern vibe to a home and geometric shapes will add strong visual interest to a minimalistic style.
4. Green in the Home
I haven’t tried keeping or growing plants before, but I have been ogling over succulents, cactuses and air plants on Pinterest the last couple of months. Maybe some green indoors with plants? I hope these plants will survive under my not-yet-determined-green-thumbs :P.
I am over the idea of creating a Gallery wall with clusters of frame paintings of various sizes in the living area or bedroom.
But with my recent and ongoing obsession with all things paper (all except scrapbooking). I will be incorporate a couple of DIYs for wall decor around the house to bring in some colour and texture to the all-white walls in the house.
Paper is great choice for wall decor, especially when the resident can be somewhat fickle about the overall look (translate: can get bored easily). I even have rather ambitious plans to have a feature shelf or wall in the house that I can update with my DIY projects on a quarterly basis.
Fabric and Clay will be the other two mediums I am looking to explore with some DIY creations for Home Decor around the house.
My first preference was to go for a Scandinavian-style home as a neutral base, with some graphic styles with geometric designs, and personalise the place with hand-made creations. I am not really focused on what’s in trend or not for Home Decor, as I want to create an environment that I look forward coming home to daily, and will include the quirky personalities of the residents.
Look out for the upcoming post in Oct, for a room tour of the boy’s space in the home…