If you’re planning a home renovation, there’s a good chance you’ve spent a bit of time on the internet looking for ideas and inspiration. Services like Pinterest and Instagram are great platforms for this sort of inspiration. There are undoubtedly some things you’ve seen on these services that you’d love to incorporate into your renovation and interior design. Here are a few of the home features that Instagram users, architects and interior designers alike just love, and ones you should strongly consider adding to your home.
A Wood-Burning Fireplace
There’s nothing more comforting than a traditional wood-burning fireplace for the home. It creates warmth, natural flickering and dancing light and it has a wonderful smell of the outdoors and can quickly transport you to a cabin in the woods in winter. This one needs some construction work to add a flue if you don’t already have a fireplace, but it will instantly become the centrepiece of any room and add value to your home. Stonewoods has options for any room, including gas fireplace options if you’re looking for the ambience a fireplace can provide, with an easier installation and without the need for piles of wood.
A Statement Wall
A statement wall in the home is essentially a display of a collection. Whether it be beautifully framed photographs or an assortment of trinkets and souvenirs from your travels abroad, your home statement wall is one of the most personal ways of incorporating yourself into your interior design. Not only are statement walls photogenic, but they’re also loved because it gives your followers a peek into a part of your more personal life and lets them learn something about you. Probably the best thing about adding a statement wall to your renovation plans is that it’s a relatively inexpensive project, and you can let your creativity run wild while you plan and build it.
Add Some Vintage
Adding vintage items to your open surfaces, shelves and cabinets is where you can flex your styling muscles and tastes, and if you’re good at it, they can create a unique space in your home that just screams Insta-worthy! They add colour, style and character to almost any space, and if you’re frugal and clever about finding them, they’re cost-effective too. Visit local antique stores, charity shops and car boot sales to look for hidden gems that will fit right into your home.
A Touch of Greenery
Indoor plants are not only beneficial to your health thanks to their air purification and stress-relieving properties, but they also add a sense of cleanliness and freshness to your home. Don’t go too crazy with it but adding a few potted plants around the home to bring some living colour into your interior décor will do a lot for the relatively low cost.
There is a range of ways to make your home more Insta-ready – some take some construction work while others might just be adding in some plants or a few vintage items. Consider the overall style and look of the home you’re going for and apply these tips to achieve it.