5 Tips for Designing Your Forever Home

Your forever home is where you plan on spending the rest of your days. It’s the place you’ll always call home, the place you’ll miss when you’re traveling abroad, and the home where you will form many happy memories, and perhaps even raise a family. 

So, that makes it pretty important to transform your forever home from a house (or condo!) into a gorgeous place where you will always feel relaxed, welcome, and restored. Today we’re talking all about design tips for your forever home. These tips will help you put together a cohesive and stunning design that will make you and your guests happy to be in your forever home!

Figure out financing

These days, there are tons of amazing financing options available to consumers, so no matter your situation, one way or another you’ll be able to pay for your forever home, or to design it just the way you want. The right financing option also depends on your location and where you find yourself in life when it’s time to settle down and live in your forever home. 

For instance, if you’ve recently hit yours stride in your career and want to start a family, you may want to get a traditional home loan mortgage from a bank. Or, say you want to retire to the Rocky Mountains, it may be worth getting a Colorado reverse mortgage to help pay for other home renovation expenses. Be sure to extensively research financing options before you go ahead with a forever home purchase. 

Pick a design motif

First, pick the right design motif. This is the vision that will guide you in the way that you choose your furniture, décor, and other accent pieces. It can be dauting to decide on the right design motif, but luckily, you have plenty of options that can suit just about every style. Here are a few: 

  • Farmhouse traditional 
  • Minimalist modern
  • Art deco 
  • Baroque vintage 
  • Bohemian rhapsody 
  • Medieval castle
  • Carnival-chic
  • Egyptian temple 
  • Art nouveau 
  • Suburban middle class
  • Postmodern expressionism
  • Zen dojo 
  • Greco-Roman neoclassical revival 
  • Spanish hacienda 

And, of course, there are many, many more. You might even choose to make your very own original design motif based on your favorite design elements from existing design styles. It’s all up to you, and it’s your forever home, so don’t be shy!

Get creative with décor 

Once your motif is selected, that will guide you on what furniture to select and where to place it. It will also help you sort out what decoration you may be interested in. When planning décor, some people struggle to decide where to allocate their funds. Here are a few items you just can’t cheap out on:

  • A comfy sofa
  • At least one seriously comfy chair and ottoman 
  • A high-quality washable rug 
  • One to two high-quality decorative pieces, like original paintings or sculptures

Your design motif is like the set of paints through which you can express your creative vision, personalizing it to your very own style, so be sure you take time to pick the décor that will make your forever home beautifully reflect who you truly are. 

Get the lighting just right

No matter your choice in décor and design, having the right lighting can make all the difference in a space. Natural lighting, for instance, is always a plus. Having plenty of wide windows that allow sunlight to naturally come in will enliven your space. 

However, for evenings, or if you don’t have that much natural lighting, opting for standing lamps and table lamps over harsh overhead lights is always smart. Having this kind of lighting will tie the space together, highlight your décor, and make conversation easier than a bright light bearing down on your face. 

Don’t forget your outdoor space

Lastly, if you have an outdoor space in your forever home, you should use it! Whether for quiet reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day, or as a space to entertain guests, having your outdoor space set up with a  table and chairs, or even a fire pit if you have the space, is a great way to make even the outdoor part of your forever home truly yours. 

Designing your forever home can be a dream come true! With the right tips, it’s sure to go well. 

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