Picking the perfect home isn’t easy and neither is decorating it. Your home is more than four walls, a roof, a place to rest your head and store your stuff. Your house and its spaces should reflect you and your personal style all the while beckoning visitors to linger longer in its space. It’s a place where family gathers and where memories are made. It should be your favourite place to go and your hardest place to leave, this is the difference between a house and a home.
Think of your home as a blank canvas to tell your story, design and decorate your space with items and elements that make you happy. No need to be too serious or feel like you need to take a cookie-cutter approach to a certain space. The world is your oyster and the design possibilities are endless. It’s all about mixing and matching, scale, balance, lines, texture and colour to create a cohesive and timeless space that reflects you and the spaces function and or purpose. Giving your home that Pinterest-feel is a lot easier than it looks with a few simple guidelines you can turn your house not just into a home but into a pinterest worthy home.
It’s all about transforming a space to fulfill its function as well as to create an atmosphere that is welcoming. Getting this balance right isn’t always easy but it’s not impossible and with just a few helpful tips you can transform any space. Here are our top tips for creating the perfect pinterest study – a room that has both a high functionary purpose and one that need to exude feelings of calmness and tranquility.
Choose colours that you love, that make you happy and that offer continuity throughout your house. Don’t be afraid to add special and or unique colour touches that speak to your personality and your sense of style. It’s important to pick colours that will enhance the rooms designated purpose and or functions. Colours that are affiliated with the attributes that will impact the space positively. Here is where colour psychology plays a part in picking the perfect colour for your study. Colour psychology is the study of how our brain perceives colour; how each colour has a different reaction with our brain and a different way in which we internalize it, thus colours have the power to manipulate our feelings and mood.
Here is a look at the best colours to utilize in your study & why.
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Blue is known as the colour of the mind. It affects us mentally rather than physically and has the ability to stimulate clear thought as well as a calmness and concentration of the mind.
Properties: Intelligence, Logic, Calmness & Efficiency
Yellow is highly stimulating and is one of the strongest colours psychologically. It has the ability to lift our spirits and our self-esteem as well as opening the flow of our creative juices.
Properties: Creativity, Confidence, Optimism & Self Esteem
Green is best known for its colour of growth and restfulness. It is also known as the colour of balance and acceptance as well as futility.
Properties: Balance, Awareness, Reassurance & Peace
There is nothing wrong with mixing different hues and shades from these colours or any of the colours from the colour spectrum – as long as you feel they coordinate well and suit your personal style and your study space. Use colours and colour psychology to enhance your colour choices. Remember that this is your space and you have the freedom to decorate as you see fit.
Shelving is one of the most common and essential forms of storage seen in almost every home especially in a study. It does not only do a great job of displaying all your belongings but demonstrates your sense of style and your ability to edit in your design fineness., as well as serves a purpose of functionality. However, shelving can quickly become a hit or a miss and often ends up as a place to store odds and ends, cluttering your home with an array of weird trinkets you have collected over the years.
Shelving is a vital piece of furniture for every study used to display and store important personal belonging and items relative to what you use your study for; painting, writing or designing. Whether you’re looking for shelving with a natural look and feel or timber shelving with a more modern aesthetic a shelf is essential and knowing how to pick and utilize the right one can affect your study’s ability to fulfill its purpose. This is done through the type of shelf and the objects in which you choose to put on your shelf. Evaluating items one by one and deciding if they are actually worth the space they take up in your home is an essential step in achieving the ultimate Pinterest-worthy space. Ask yourself certain questions when determining if this item should stay or go.
- How high is the items sentimental value?
- When last did you utilize the items function?
- How will this item fit in with the overall look you hope to achieve?
- Does this item’s purpose fit the purpose of the room?
It’s important to know what you hope to achieve through the function of your space – what is the space going to be used for – does the space need to be filled and busy or one that’s more modern and minimalist. These are all questions you need to ask yourself before embarking on the redesign of your study.
Organization is key to any space especially a study. A tip to great organization is to group your chosen items into categories. These categories are entirely up to you and are dependent upon the rooms purpose. If the shelve functionality is more important to the space than its design, then your categories will be different. Categories will be used to help you create a visual inventory of all the things you’re going to put back on your shelves. You can categorize these items by various categories such as:
Plants have an incredible power to give life to an entire room. They are symbolic reminders of nature and help to purify the air. They are this year’s must-have home accessory and you can never have too many. The also add a positivity to the room and bring about more life and enthusiasm making it a great design tool for a study as it only inspires good.
Having light in a study is super important as it can have a huge impact on your ability to get task done. The right lighting in a room has the ability to change not only the mood and feel of a space, but also the space’s perceived size. Placement and type of lights are all-important aspects of interior design. They work in conjunction with colour, texture and position to bring the room together.