What do you feel when you look around your home? Happy, hopefully. Or perhaps you feel gloomy or stressed when you walk from room-to-room. A recent survey showed that only 20% of Americans feel happy with their home’s decor, while 14% stated that their home’s decor made them feel gloomy and stressed.
If you don’t feel happy when you look around your home, when was the last time you redecorated? Has it been recently? Within the past 5 years? Around 10? A survey indicated that nearly half, or 47% of Americans, hadn’t updated or otherwise redecorated their home in 5 years, while 9% hadn’t done so in over 10. No wonder so many feel blah when they look around their homes.
Where do you fit within that time frame? Or perhaps a better question would be this: How do you envision your home? Do you see a Serge Mouille lamp in the corner to illuminate your modern industrial furniture? Or perhaps you see new dining and living room furniture to entertain family and friends. Chances are that you would invite people over for brunch or dinner more often if you had a new table and chairs.
Have you decided to work from home? If so, you may envision mid century modern office furniture along with an Arne Jacobsen lamp or a Serge Mouille lamp on your new work station.
A Houzz home decorating survey revealed that just 2% of its participants had “achieved their ultimate vision.” If you’re not sure what type of furnishings or home decor you might love or appreciate, perhaps it’s time to explore a few options.
How would you categorize your home’s current decorating scheme? The housing survey participants shared the overall look of their homes:
- Traditional: 44%
- Modern: 22%
- Eclectic: 13%
- Country: 10%
- Global: 2%
While quite a few Americans appear to prefer harmonious surroundings, you may be inclined toward a more eclectic look. Since it’s important to feel happy when you’re home, you want your surrounding to resonate with your personality and lifestyle.
If you have recently finished several home-decorating projects, are you planning to focus on your outdoor living spaces now? What do you envision for this space? Perhaps a few modern sun loungers will be a nice addition since summer is almost here!