A family home is perhaps going to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your life. The amount of money that goes into paying the mortgage and styling the home to fit your family is more than you could imagine, and if you counted up all the money you spent on home improvements and repairs to your home in addition to your mortgage, you might be in for a nasty surprise!
However, that’s just the effort we go through as mums to build the ideal family home. From choosing the best location to fit our children and picking out amenities that will support their growth, we usually have to give up our dreams of living in a brand-spanking new home full of our favourite things. However, having a family home doesn’t mean that you need to give up on those dreams.
Don’t worry about planning your family decor around your children and don’t think about all the home improvements you’ve made to fit your children. As the mother of the house, you need your own private haven as well to relax in. You can easily add a touch of class and elegance to any family home, even if it’s overrun by hyperactive children. Here are a couple of tips to do just that.
Having a single piece of antique furniture might stand out from the rest of your home if it’s modern, but adding a lovely wooden shelf or table to a room will make it feel a little more classy. You could dedicate your private study or bedroom and turn it into an elegant getaway from the rest of your home for you and your partner to indulge in. You can take a look online for websites like Driscolls Antiques Furniture to provide you with functional and great looking antique furniture.
Don’t leave those walls naked—cover them! You can add some beautiful paintings of landscapes or pencil drawings of your heroes in life, perhaps even get a pencil sketch commissioned of your favourite family photo and display it with a gold frame in your living room. It adds a touch of personalization, style and looks absolutely fantastic against a naked wall. You don’t have to go nuts on the art too. You can go to a local art store or market and buy some lovely paintings that will add elegance to any room.
Renovate The Garden
Fixing up your garden or front lawn is perhaps one of the cheapest and best ways to spice up your family home. Not only can the garden have practical uses, such as growing your own herbs and vegetables or giving your children an area to play, you can also turn gardening into a hobby and you can bring your favourite plants into your home. You can buy fancy plant pots, small pots or even plant pots that hang from the ceilings to store the plant that you have personally grown. You can also turn your front lawn into an attractive entranceway for guests.