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Tips for Developing a Home Aesthetic

Creating a new aesthetic for your home can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Instead, read and remember these tips for developing a home aesthetic.

Finally, achieving your desired aesthetic in your house can be a dream come true. Being able to show off your personality and tie everything together to create the overall mood you want your house to portray isn’t necessarily the easiest home project to complete. Don’t get in over your head; take a deep breath and do your research. We are here to make this project easier for you so you can get the end result you want. Below are a few tips for developing a home aesthetic that might help you out!

Get Inspired

While you might have an idea in your head of how you want your home and the rooms in it to look, it never hurts to start at the drawing board. Take a look at other families’ homes, do some research online, read some magazines, and even watch a couple of shows on HGTV. All of these actions will help you get a sense of the different types of aesthetics there are, which will help you narrow down what exactly it is you want in your own home. By the end of your research, you will have a clear and concise vision of exactly the aesthetic you are aiming to create in your home.

Consider Function and Beauty

This is important, especially depending on who lives in your house and how you are going to use the space. Basically, you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for items that are beautiful but won’t allow you to use the space regularly. Luckily, there are items out there that are both functional and beautiful, and finding those will be the way to go.

Always Start With Neutrals

Starting with neutrals will give you a solid foundation to build upon. Whether you are picking out a large piece of furniture for your living room or trying to match your kitchen cabinets to your countertops, making sure that you go with a neutral color will be crucial. It will be easier to add fun, vibrant colors in smaller doses later.

Only Splurge on What You Really Love

Whether you are only redoing one room, are making renovations to your whole entire house, or are building a brand-new home, it doesn’t change the fact that you shouldn’t blow your budget on items you don’t really love. It is important to remember that you do not have to spend a ton of money on everything you buy. Pick out the key elements that are extremely important and that you love, and splurge only on those items. Try to find affordable options that also contribute to your desired aesthetic to make up the remaining pieces in your home.

These four tips for developing a home aesthetic will help you understand where to place your priorities in this project and how to achieve your desired end goal in a reasonable way. In the end, just remember to not get too ahead of yourself. If ever you can’t decide on an item, stick with neutrals! Keeping these words of wisdom in your back pocket will ensure you end up with the perfect aesthetic for your home.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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