Some of the best-designed homes are those that tend to reflect individual taste and style. If you love interior design and all things decor, you may have probably spent a ton of time working on/thinking about revamping your space and style. However, developing a home space and personal fashion style that shows your personality can have you feeling stuck, especially if you haven’t any idea on where to begin. If you are feeling creatively and visually stuck, here are some tips to help you guide you and keep you purposeful about discovering your own style!
For Your Home
1. Give your home exterior a makeover.
If you’re a homeowner planning to sell your home in the future, the exterior of your home is a major selling point. It can leave potential buyers with a good first impression, or make them want to keep their home buying options open. What’s more, a study by Homes.com found that window size and style greatly improve the curb appeal and resale value of your home. The presence of a patio and a porch was a close second, with design elements such as home siding (stucco siding vs vinyl siding, or metal siding, for instance), coming in third.
An exterior remodel to include window renovations can maximize your home’s curb appeal and give your home a brand new look. Not only do big windows bring in more natural light to your home, but they also create the illusion of space. Exterior home remodeling transforms your exterior home from ordinary to unforgettable and playing to your window’s strengths can greatly improve the exterior aesthetics of your home.
If you do not have the time or money to invest in window renovations (adding larger windows, for instance), adding a fresh coat of bright paint to your shutters can help draw attention to your home. Additionally, you can paint your home exterior trim a coat of white.
If your home is street-facing, your garage door will most likely impact your home’s curb appeal. Replacing your garage doors is a great way to breathe new life into your home exterior. Look for garage door remodel options that will suit your budget but at the same time blend in with the rest of your house.
2. Paint your ceiling.
Painting your ceiling adds a modern feel to your home’s interior. Also, if you’re looking to create instant visual impact, a painted ceiling is a great place to start. Monochrome patterns¬†like white and navy stripes can be great for your home office. Creating a color contrast by painting your ceilings a lighter cast than that on your walls can make your rooms appear larger than they are while adding depth to the room.¬†
3. Be mindful of your window treatments.
How you hang your drapery can improve the overall look of your rooms. To do this, make sure your window curtains hang from the top of your wall. Hanging curtains from the highest point will instantly draw attention to the length of your windows, further creating instant drama and intensity to your home design. If you want more depth and balance, consider curtains in a bright tone.
1. Cultivate a healthy lifestyle.
A great first step to building a healthy lifestyle is to consider what we put into our bodies, and in consequence, how we treat our bodies. Eating healthy, for one is a great place to start. If you’re planning to start eating right for purposes of weight loss, for instance, finding a weight loss center near you is a good first step. A good weight loss center can help you develop a meal plan and work-out plan to support your weight loss journey.
Additionally, taking up a sport or physical exercise is another great way to make sure that you’re staying physically fit. You can start small, with tennis, for instance, and then scale up as your endurance grows. Who knows, you just might be the next Prabir Purohit or Serena Williams.
2. Dress for your body type.
A great way to improve your sense of style is to dress in clothes that fit your body type. If you do not know your body type, most retail stores offer free measurement services. Make sure to measure for hips, waist, shoulders, bust, and height, and refer to these every time you’re buying an outfit.
After this, learn your size tags. There is no standard size tag and these vary depending on the country of the manufacturer and designer. To navigate this, refer to a size chart (U.S., and U.K.) before buying clothes online. Finally, learn your body shape. The three most common women body shapes include:
- Pear–your body is pear-shaped if you have wider hips than bust and a fuller bottom. For this, find proportions that elongate the body. Choose statement tops that draw attention to your upper half and away from your waist.
Hourglass–you have an hourglass-shaped body if you have a thin waist and a curvy body. Because having this body shape means that your bust and hips are the same sizes, select clothing options that accentuate your waist is a good idea.
- Apple–you have an apple-shaped body if your shoulders are broader than your hips. For this, opt for v-neck tops to play up your fuller bust.
3. Create a uniform.
Once you have an understanding of the clothing items that best suit you, add more of these items to your wardrobe. If you find that darker jeans suit you better than lighter colored denim, for instance, stick to this when choosing new pieces. Having a uniform also makes it easier for you to get dressed on days when you’re in a hurry and agonizing over an outfit would just add more stress to your day.
To be truly stylish in-home and in personal style does not need a huge budget or designer clothes and home decoration items that you don’t need. What you do need though, is to make sensible decisions. Buy items that you need and that make you feel good. Do not hold on to excess, and be sure to care for your clothes and home.