Everyone seems to know everything about home decor. You can find endless lists on the many ways to decorate your home and the many ways to make your home look nice and orderly. But, this list is a bit different. Instead of talking about the same stuff that everyone else is talking about, we’re going to share with you five unique home decor ideas. These are things that will definitely help spruce up your home.
#1: Handcrafted Home Furnishings
Most of the furniture you buy at the big chain stores is not handcrafted. It looks nice enough, but it lacks the personality and appeal of a handcrafted piece of furniture.
You see, when you purchase something like an Amish bookcase or an Amish kitchen hutch, you don’t just purchase a piece of furniture, you purchase something that is truly unique and a work of art in of itself. Someone put time and energy into the creation of that piece, because they wanted to create something truly special, and truly indicative of their own values. For example, Amish furniture is designed to be passed down to generation after generation, and their pieces embody that fact. From the stain to the wood to the sheer craftsmanship, every facet of the piece gives off a timeless and very personal sense. Instead of going for something generic, go for something with personality and heart.
#2: Wall Accents
There are many different types of wall accents. Stone accent walls are a somewhat popular one, and we recommend them, because they remind us of our roots. Most homes are in the city now, and they are away from nature and away from the forests and deserts and natural landscapes that were here before the cities of today. Stone accent walls remind us of this fact, and they create a feeling of hearth and safety that is very primal, but incredibly soothing and important. For that reason, a stone accent wall may be wise to consider.
You can also consider wood wall panels, which remind us of the trees and, due to the chaotic design of the panels, they are very intricate and very lovely to look at, not to mention the variety of patterns that exist!
#3: Add Some Green Into The Mix
In keeping with the nature theme, adding indoor plants is another excellent way to give some life – quite literally – to your home, while also creating an atmosphere that is relaxing, soothing, gentle, and calm. Studies continue to show that indoor plants – even just one, small indoor plant – improve focus, reduce anxiety and stress, and create a more relaxing environment.
#4: Personalized Wall Decor
You can paint your walls, which is one good option. But there is an even better set of options that we’d like to share with you.
Wall murals are these large prints that you can find online and locally, because there are many businesses that make them. Essentially, a wall mural is like a poster, but it’s usually a lot larger, and often times, they are intricate designs or works of art. Each one is incredibly beautiful, and often colorful and vibrant, which breathes some life into walls that may be staid and drab.
Custom big canvas prints are prints that are made from images that you send to a printer, who then upscales them and then prints them in whatever size you desire. Usually, these are things like family photos and even works of art that you’ve made, that you’d like to be printed. Both of these options can, and will, add a lot of life, a lot of color, and a lot of energy to your home!
#5: Improve Your Lighting
Improving your lighting is as simple as finding lamps that you like and that suit the space that you intend to put them in. For spaces that are a little darker, you can use a standard lamp with an incandescent bulb. If you have an office, you can find a desk lamp for that office. Perhaps, you’d like a unique lamp that is both bright and aesthetically pleasing. If that’s the case, then a torchiere lamp may be a wise choice, as they often consist of two lampshades made of beautiful stained glass. And that’s not even getting into things like piano and arc lamps and lights.
As you can see, there are many different kinds of lighting, and we can’t tell you which one is the best for you. But, if you look around, you’ll find something that pleases you!