What Does Your Home Need to Look Stylish and Feel Welcoming?

What Does Your Home Need to Look Stylish and Feel Welcoming?

The following contribution is from another author.

Showhomes are often visually impressive. When looking around such a house, you find yourself admiring the design, the cleanliness, and the modernity of the property. Yet, it’s rare to admire the character of such a place. Showhomes are designed to be blank slates for homeowners to shape into their own image. Stylish home appliances and pieces of decor are intended to be additions to a home; they don’t make a house a home. Still, when you look around your own household, it might feel like home but lack the stylishness of modern home design. Is it possible to have the best of both worlds? After all, the appearance of your household affects your level of comfort. What does your home need to look stylish and feel welcoming?

A timeless design.

Forget the fad trends you see in magazines or on social media pages. There’s no point in designing your household with things that will look outdated in a few years or even a few months. You need to adopt a timeless design throughout your home. That way, you won’t have to worry about updating it next season. The key is to focus on what looks good rather than what looks fashionable. Wood is always a great material to use. It’s been used in households for centuries, in fact. Wooden flooring looks better than carpet – that’s a fact.

Natural materials always look the best in a house. Nature is beyond the influence of manmade design, so you don’t have to worry about it becoming unfashionable. It’ll never be uncool to have some beautiful flowers or plants in your home, for instance (unless humanity collectively loses its eye for beauty). Plus, plants and flowers are more than just vibrant and aesthetically pleasing additions to your household; they help to remove toxins from the air. So, they’ll help to make your home feel welcoming in terms of both design and physical comfort.

Practical statement pieces.

Practicality doesn’t have to be unfashionable. You can make your home functional in a stylish way. For instance, you could get light fixtures with an intriguing design; you don’t need to stick with dull and uninspiring light shades. That doesn’t mean you need to splash out and get chandeliers, but you could try to make a statement with your lighting. And you might want to replace your comfy but worn-out sofas with some stylish furnishings like these Italian sofas. You can have a stylish but relaxing furnishing in your lounge area. And perhaps you could get some well-designed rugs to add some warmth to your floors whilst still maintaining the design of your humble abode.

A captivating exterior design.

Remember, the outside of your house has to look just as impressive as the inside. First impressions really count. This starts with your front door. The entrance to your home should feel warm and inviting. A fresh coat of paint could help to achieve that. It’ll make your door look fresh and aesthetically pleasing. It’s also practical because it’ll provide a fresh layer of protection from the elements; wind and rain can wear out the surface of your door over the years. You might also want to hang some flower baskets on either side of your doorway to give your household a vibrant and enticing entrance.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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