Home defines the lifestyle and the personality of an individual. Believe it or not, your home speaks a lot about you. Hence, we tend to invest a lot of our time and money in creating a cosy space for ourselves. But what makes a home unique is its visual aesthetic and design.
Every home decor journey starts or should start with the assimilation of the aesthetics of the space. It is crucial to understand that every home, its architecture, and its story is different; so should the decor be. Before you plan to design your home, understand the aesthetics of the place or what you wish to give it.
What is the Aesthetic of a Home?
To simplify the term, the aesthetic of a place is the core design principle of the space that defines the pleasing qualities of the design. From balance to colour and from pattern to movement; to decide on the proper aesthetic, you need to have the right idea about your home. Working on the aesthetic of your home helps you break down the concepts into different categories and hence helps you decide what type of decoration do you want.
Before we begin, you need to know that designing your home is an art. And just like any other art form, this too has no specific rules.
So, Let’s get started.
How to Read the Aesthetic of your Home?
Your home speaks for itself. It is on you to hear it talk. Many factors contribute to the Aesthetic of your home.
- 1. The Ambient Factor
To break the term into simple words, the Ambient Factor is the character and atmosphere of a place. Before you begin the decoration of your home, it is important to read its interior. If your place is not a newly constructed one, you might need a second to understand the direction you need to move in. Many Indian homes have been designed traditionally or are not updated to the latest trends. Hence, to work in the right direction, you need to understand the should of your existing interior. Understand whether your architecture is inclined towards the modern or traditional way and work accordingly.
There could be areas where you would wish to add some contrast by bringing the modern touch, but try to maintain symmetry while planning the decor.
I am a strong believer in the fact that your home décor should be a never-ending task. Each time you have a visitor at your place, he/she should find something new to explore. And the best & easiest way to do that is to keep the weather in mind. Your décor should reflect the season you are experiencing currently. This not just breaks the monotony of the décor but also brings new vibes to the place. Adding pompous grass during winters and fresh flowers during springs are a few examples.
The most crucial part of designing your home is to have a clear idea about what kind of aesthetics do you wish to display. Picking the material or furniture then follows. Picking up plastic or metal for a modern set-up would be ideal. On the other hand, if you are inclined towards having a classic look for your home, bronze, teak wood or fabric would be the best pick for you.
Now that we have understood the basics of visual aesthetics, it’s time for you to create your own aesthetically pleasing home. As they say, art is bizarre, so should your art of home décor be. We, as bloggers, could tell you what worked best for us. Now it’s upon you to create your own little beautiful space, that reflects every bit of you.
This blog is a part of my Home Décor series for April under the #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge.