Does Your Home’s Interior Evoke Calm?
As interior designers in Asheville, we ask our clients not only what they want their home to look like, but also what they want their home to feel like. For example, whether your style leans more toward farmhouse chic or traditional, you’ll probably want a kitchen that feels warm and welcoming.
It seems the more hectic life becomes, the more our Asheville interior design clients crave a home that is serene. With our experience designing the interiors of many of Asheville’s most exclusive custom homes as well as our expertise as a lighting design group, we can help them achieve it.
You don’t have to wait until it’s time to remodel, renovate or build the home of your dreams to create a sense of peace in your home. There are some things you can do on your own that will help make your home feel more the like the serene refuge you dream of.
Where to Begin?
As Tim McKeough wrote in the New York Times, “A home should be a refuge – a calm, warm, inviting place to unwind at the end of the day. But all too often it falls short of that ideal. The clutter piles up, the sofa gets stained, the lighting seems cold, the paint colors aren’t quite what we expected and the accessories don’t work together to form a cohesive whole.”
The bottom line, as McKeough says succinctly, is, “A home that’s a mess will never seem serene.”
How do you tame the mess? The same way you would accomplish any worthwhile goal – one step at a time.
Just thinking about taking on the clutter that seems to have taken over every room in your house can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to break the job down into manageable pieces. This weekend, you could set a goal of clearing out the junk drawer in the kitchen.
A simple project like that is a great place to start, not only because it is manageable, but also because it can be very motivating. Just think about it – every time you open that drawer and see how tidy and organized it is, you are going to feel amazing and ready to take on the next challenge.
When it is time to call in a professional, the interior designers at Asheville’s Stratton Design & Lighting Group are ready to help you create a serene and soothing home.