Home Happenings: Looking for a New Look

Make a Feature Wall
Making a feature wall can be a wonderful way to give your house a cool new look. It can give a room a whole new lease of life, and all you have to do is decorate a wall. Amazing, right? Here are some tips for creating your very own feature wall:
  • Decide what you will use to make the wall. You can use paint, wallpaper, and other things to get the look you desire.
  • Use stencils and wall stickers to help you create the look you want.
  • Hire a painter and decorator if you’re not confident doing this yourself.
  • Find pictures to take inspiration from.
  • Make sure the wall suits your personality.
  • Pick the right wall for the job; it should be large and blank. It shouldn’t have a window or a door of any kind!

Find Unique Vintage/Handmade Shops
Unique vintage and handmade shops give you the opportunity to find a ton of original items that nobody else will have. If you love this kind of look in your home and want to add some mystery, this is a great way to do so. You can even order them online, from places like www.iansnow.com. Avoid buying from places everybody buys from, and you’ll achieve a lovely unique look in your home.

Make Some Things Yourself
Why not get your crafty hat on and make some things yourself? You can make your own artwork, vases, storage, and so much more. There are tutorials online, workshops you can attend, and other ways to get creative. You know absolutely nobody else will have these things, as you’ve made them yourself.

Make Sure it Suits Your Personality
Your house should suit your personality. The minimal white look can look awesome, but if that isn't suited to your personality, it’s not going to speak to you in the same way. If you prefer a bit of colour and texture, make sure you include it.

Add Lots of Texture
Whether you’ve gone for a minimal look or something more out there, adding lots of texture is a good idea. It stops your home from looking two dimensional and adds even more interest. Your goal should be to make your guests want to feel their way around your home when they enter. You don’t necessarily have to cover the walls in faux fur, but you should make an effort to include texture where possible.

Giving your house a cool new look doesn’t have to feel like a chore or work. You can have lots of fun with it providing you set out to suit your personality and find some unique treasures. If you have some ideas yourself, feel free to leave a comment below.