When Fashion Meets Home Design. When talking about both fashion and home design, there is an overarching theme connecting the two: your personal style. Both of these are great means through which you can express your own taste and preferences, and they are so customizable that you can truly make them your own.
If we choose to wear particular clothes to express our own personalities, why should it be any different with our homes? Why not take our favorite elements from fashion, let them inspire us, and then translate them into our home decor? If you are unsure how to do that, read on.
Colors and fabrics
The first obvious step you should consider is how you can use your favorite colors and fabrics to style up your interior. Neutrals and off-whites, bold stripes, loud prints, and contrasting black and white silhouettes are all the rage in the fashion industry, so think about all the ways you can bring that into your home design as well. For example, create an accent striped wall that will be the main focus of the room, and add some romance with a powdery pink sofa and eggshell-white lacy pillows. Other than that, you can draw inspiration from the always-in-vogue florals, and include them throughout your home with wallpaper, throw pillows, and some flowering plants. Keep in mind that the fabrics you choose should be organic, durable, preferably hypoallergenic, as well as easy to clean and maintain.
When it comes to texture, faux fur, flowy sheer materials, lamé and metallics, sequins, brocade, velvet, knitted fabrics, as well as 3D and embellished textures are rocking the stage. The ways in which you can introduce these textures throughout both your interior and exterior are almost endless. Think sheer gazebo or living room curtains; sequin pillows and fairy lights to visually scatter those sequins around; sheepskin carpets and woven throws – all of which work just as well outdoors as they do indoors. Other than that, you can make your bedroom look royal with heavy velvet drapes and an embellished bed cover in a matching color. Also, you can add some more pizzazz with 3D or textured wallpaper.
Think about your favorite accessories when decorating your home. Indoors, introduce your favorite plunge drop necklace in rose gold with rose gold hanging planters; your favorite layered rings with ring candleholders – if you can’t find them in the color or finish you want, you can always repaint them; and your favorite chandelier earrings with – you guessed it – a nice, intricate chandelier. Outdoors, you can paint your facade in your favorite hue(s), or give your mailbox, handles and wind chimes a nice metallic finish, and clothe your flower pots in a colorful woven fabric. Also, there are a lot of interesting outdoor wall art design pieces you can check out to additionally emphasize your style.
Functionality and frugality
We all want our clothes to look fashionable and complement our figures, however, if they are not functional above all else, they simply won’t work. Also, in the era of eco-friendliness and green mindsets, spending too much (money or natural resources) on anything is simply out of question. Therefore, first and foremost, make sure that your home decor is functional. Whenever you can, buy the recycled, salvage, repurpose, and reuse. Turn everything you can in a fun DIY project instead of spending additional money on a finished product. And remember, if you make something yourself, it will be much more valuable and unique. Finally, if you have a garden, make sure you only plant domestic plants to avoid spending additional resources on maintaining them.
These, of course, are only some of the ways you can make your living space truly yours by expressing your own taste in fashion throughout your home. Consider all the other ways you can make your home mirror your favorites from the fashion world, and be bold in your decisions. After all, the most important thing is that you are satisfied with the final result.
Bio: Cooper Klein is an entrepreneur with a degree in Marketing. He’s interested in real estate and home decor. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger for SmoothDecorator and several other sites.