Did you know that on average Americans spend more than $400 billion a year on residential repairs and renovations? In 2021, property owners spent about $15,000 on home improvement projects alone.
It’s no wonder that more individuals are looking for DIY projects to avoid hiring a contractor.
If you are gearing up to create the home of your dreams, there are five techniques to consider for your next construction project. Keep reading to learn about how to make your newest project more aesthetically pleasing.
1. Start With Your Likes
Before heading to the store, it’s important to understand your own design aesthetic. Identify what makes a home feel warm, cozy, and welcoming. By understanding what you like, you can choose projects that complement your personal tastes.
Start by finding inspiration. Collect photos and find a DIY project you’d like to try. Think about how these new ideas integrate with your current rooms and aesthetic.
2. Stay Consistent
Consistency is key if you want a final cohesive look for your home. You can be consistent and still mix aesthetics and colors. It’s just important to have an overarching theme for your overall space.
This includes paint color, finishes, furniture, and décor. Each room will have different characteristics and uses. Be sure that anything you’re renovating still complements the rest of your home.
3. Draw Inspiration From New Trends
With the start of a new year, there are also new ideas to incorporate into your projects. Going bold, color therapy, and integrating texture are new trends to pay attention to. Play around with wallpaper, textured upholstery, natural wood, and decorative nails.
Popular colors like burnt oranges, pinks, peacock blues, and natural greens are cost-effective and can immediately transform a space. There’s also a movement away from white for interior and exteriors, to neutral and jewel tones.
4. Enhance Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
This past year saw the rise of home offices, outdoor seating, and “side-hustle spaces”. As you look to take on a DIY wood-crafting project, think about how you can build out and maximize your space.
Aesthetically pleasing shade structures, outdoor showers, and fire pits are all ways to extend your interior living space.
Also, converting unused rooms to allocate space for a workspace or office can increase your energy and productivity. Between built-ins and new furniture, you can quickly reset a room’s function and aesthetic.
5. Emphasize Nature
Drawing inspiration from the natural world continues to be a popular trend for new projects. Green is the perfect paint color to create a fresh and comforting room.
To emphasize nature, homeowners are also choosing to build larger door openings and windows to let in more natural light.
Get Creative With Your Construction Project
Today is a great day to start planning your next construction project or home remodeling endeavor. Embrace color, texture, nature, and function to create aesthetically pleasing rooms that you’ll love to spend time in.
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