Any time you enter a room your mind starts decoding it. You get the sense of the space you are in mostly due to what you can see. Colours are critical in interior design; while it seems easy to select flooring colours, it’s worth remembering what you use will have an effect on your perceptions and much more. To get the right impression and be exactly right on colour psychology in your flooring there are a number of things you need to remember.
Many rural homes are older than city buildings, which means that they can be a little colder. After a long day at work, you don’t want to come home to a freezing house, but to a warm and inviting haven. (more…)
Living in the city can be noisy and sometimes stressful. A great deal of city workers opt to move to the country later in life to escape the stress and noise associated with living in urban areas. Some people see the countryside as a perfect place to either raise their children, or to retire. For those considering relocating, remember that thanks to many things including increased public transport routes and technological advancements. Rural living isn’t as isolated as people once thought.
We think people move to the countryside for a few key reasons. They are trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They want a bigger home to raise their children and choose a place where homes are cheaper. Or, they are looking for a quiet, comfortable place to retire from the stresses of work. These are all great reasons to move and buy a new country home. But they often forget about the benefits of living in the city and are surprised when they lose them. These lost benefits are mainly due to the state of a rural home (more…)
I think the first thing that struck me when I moved out of the city into a rural home was how old-fashioned and out of style it looked. Certainly, the place had a quaint little character of its own but it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted the peace of the countryside while also living in a modern, stylish home. It took me some time to figure out how to collide these two concepts but eventually I managed it. I looked at each room in my home and decided the best way to improve it. The best part was that it ended up costing me a lot less than you would perhaps imagine.
The first thing I thought about was how to accessorize my home. As silly as it sounds I thought about my house as a brand new outfit. Then I thought about the little things that would bring out the colour and style already there. I started by sprucing up the windows with some small decorations. I added a couple of vases of flowers and some smaller ornaments. As well as this, I hung some lights around the curtain hook. These are switched on in the evening and look terrific, even in the summer months.
The next thing I noticed were that the walls of many of the rooms were looking a little bare. I went shopping online for some classical art prints and bought the likes of Van Gogh. I now have a print of one of his most famous pieces hanging up over my fireplace. It goes quite spectacularly with the rest of the room, and I do feel my living room would look empty without it.
When I moved to the country, I was leaving a small apartment for a large rural home. Unbelievably, once I had unpacked everything the house was still looking cramped and cluttered. I soon discovered this had nothing to do with how many things I owned but how much of it was out on display. The bathroom, in particular, looked overrun with belongings. But, then I found a vanity cabinet sold by Bella Bathrooms. It fit in perfectly with my room and was a stylish accessory to store everything I needed.
In other rooms like the bedroom, I bought a couple boxes that now fit snugly under my bed. These are easy to assemble and keep all my books neat and out of site. The room looks a lot better now.
I quite liked some of the fixtures in the rooms of my new home. For instance, there’s a truly stunning chandelier that hangs over the dining room table that I would never part with. But in other areas the fixtures looked out of date and out of place. I decided to replace them with modern designs, and this only cost a couple of hundred. These bring a whole new look to the rooms they are in.
Once I was finished with the improvements, my home looked modern and stylish. It was a modern haven and the perfect rural home.
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