Are you in need of a new style or a change in décor? If so, you are not alone. Many people feel the way you do, but a lot do not act on it.
Changing your preferences happens to all of us for many reasons. Things like technology advances, new trends, and age can all affect the way you look at the design of your home.
Keep reading for a simple guide to making your décor match your preferences as they change and evolve over time.
Leather sofas and reclining chairs are an excellent companion to your living room or family room area. They are not only comfortable but also can last for multiple years through the wear and tear of many children and pets. Leather is an excellent choice as it does not stain and spills are not a significant issue. It is effortless to clean and comes with a vast range of options, including colours. What is better than a leather electric or manual reclining chair?
If you happen to change your preferences over time, which many people do, you could change out your leather furniture for something more simplistic and easy to snuggle into such as fabric loungers. This element includes sofas and chairs that are upholstery filled and covered in fabric that give off either a traditional or a contemporary feel.
The furniture can offer multiple seating options in case you have decided to start entertaining on a regular basis. If so, consider adding in matching coffee tables and end tables so guests will have somewhere to place their beverages.
As your tastes change, so do the trends. If you happen to feel trendy, there are all sort of options to consider. Use stylish pieces and finishes in your living room as accents. Smaller items such as fashionable lamps and shades are extremely easy to swap out when the fad is no longer in style.
You can also choose to use paint and other design finishes for a trendy look. While painting a child's room in bright pink will be a fun exercise in DIY, it is a lot easier to change out that wallpapering the room in a pink hue. In addition, these small trendy accents will not cost as much as if you did the entire room with a specific style.
If you want to change out only a few of your preferences, you may want to go with a timeless look. You can use timeless classics for larger items such as the sofa and the finishes in your living room. Hardwood flooring and marble tiling would be a better choice for a timeless look than the current trendy cement tile as ripping out those tiles after the trend is gone are going to be expensive.
For living room furniture, choose a neutral style and fabric. Also, if you want to change it up, add in throw pillows and blankets for a new look. You can also decide to reupholster the sofa to give it an entirely new look when your tastes change!
Why our Tastes Change Over Time
There are many reasons why our sense of style change over the times. New materials, technology, the perception to fit in, age, and a multitude of other reasons can encompass why a person feels the need to change their style and décor. Maybe they have always loved leather but could not afford it until now. That would be a great reason to change your décor.
If you have had children leave the nest, you may want to consider redecorating as your sense of style, as well as your needs, have changed. Fabric furniture may be more wanted now, as the kids are gone, and so are the risks of spills to the fabrics. There will always be new trends that we take advantage of as well as timeless pieces we want to maintain. Your home is your castle; you make sure to design it the way you want and change it up often.