The importance of a beautifully decorated home

Having a visually pleasing home benefits you in more ways than you could imagine! Do you ever walk into someone’s house and just feel at home? Everything about the home relaxes you and makes you feel comfortable. The decor and cleanliness effect you, and your family’s mood when you are in the house; so you want to make sure that it is giving off the right vibes.

We tend to have quite a lot of stress and anxiety in our everyday lives, and we want home to be our safe place. Did you know that different colours regulate your mood? Whether you are looking to completely renovate your home, or just give it a freshen up, it can be difficult to choose the right colours.

Different colours provoke different moods. When deciding colour schemes, you need to pay attention to the moods you want to be feeling when you are in those locations. For example, in your bedroom you are going to want to feel calm and relaxed, however in the dining room you may want to feel more sociable and upbeat.

Painting your walls white helps to create space, and a feeling of ‘freshness’. White rooms look great when coupled with either a beautiful view of lush greenery, or when you add some plants to your interior. While white does not necessarily make you feel any exact emotion, it does aid in feeling clean and awake.

Green brings such a beautiful earthy vibe to a room. It helps to reduce anxiety and it is also one of the most calming colours to the eye. Green is known to be mind-clearing and restorative. A meditation/ yoga room would suit green, as well as a study or reading room. The great thing about using colours for feature walls, is the many different shades that are possible. You can keep a ‘mood colour scheme’, but use different shades to help create range.

When designing your home, try to find the focal point in each room, and be sure to make everything else compliment that focal point. Walk into a room and see where your eyes are drawn to first, usually this is a feature wall, a picture on the wall, large furniture pieces like bookshelves, lounge suites etc. Once you have decided what your focal point is, decorate your room to enhance that main feature.

Decorating is an exciting way to reflect your personality. A well-designed home will keep in mind the exact priorities of the people using it. Do you love cooking? Focus on your kitchen and making the space as comfortable and as ‘you’ as possible. Bring all of your cookbooks into your kitchen, place your favourite utensils in a decorative pot on your countertop. We also love adding artificial plants in the kitchen to add some colour!

If your rooms is on the smaller side, avoid clutter and have a few nice pieces that compliment you and your room. Adding artificial plants in a small room help to give the room some tranquil energy.

When entering a home, our senses are something that make us feel at home. Having a reed diffuser, a beautifully scented candle, or an oil burner on, helps you to relax.

Ellie Jean: In your opinion, what makes a house a home?

Jennifer: A house becomes a home when it’s filled with love and laughter of the people who live in it.

Ellie Jean: Where do you find your inspiration?

Jennifer: Inspiration for Provincial Home Living’s evolving range of furniture, accessories and homewares is taken from around the world, focusing on enduring classics and timeless, understated elegance. Provincial pieces transcend oceans and centuries to fit into modern lifestyles. These pieces are beautiful but not precious, designed to be used and enjoyed daily by the whole family.

Ellie Jean: What does your ideal outdoor space look like?

Jennifer: A space filled with seasonal trees and plants to create an ever-changing landscape to enjoy (even Winter can take on a sculptural beauty with bare trees!). The addition of urns or planters filled with herbs or scented plants feeds the senses. An ideal outdoor space would have some comfortable furniture for easy entertaining and relaxation.

Ellie Jean: What décor items do you think complete a home?

Jennifer: It is the finishing, personal touches that complete a home and change it from a showroom to YOUR room. Souvenirs collected from travels to far off places, photographs of family and friends displayed in beautiful frames, and artwork that inspires you.

Ellie Jean: Why do you think it’s so important to have a beautifully decorated home?

Jennifer: As we are all spending more time at home, it has become more important than ever that your home feels like a sanctuary. Your home should feel like an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, a place where time slips by, a place where you and your loved ones can relax in the warmth of your surroundings. A beautifully decorated home allows you to relax, unwind and recharge the moment you walk in the door.

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