When you get to that moment where you have your own place, be it an apartment or entire house - congratulations, this is a big deal. Moments like this are what we dream of for so long, because it means that we finally have our own independence, and that is such a sexy accessory.
One of the best things about owning your own space is that you get to decorate it however you like. It's your home, so you do whatever you like with it. Be as creative as you want to be - if you feel like painting your front door flamingo pink - so be it! Let your own fashion sense inspire the interior of your home, and vice versa. Sooner or later, guests will be complimenting you on your unique eye and style, and that's when you know it was all worth it.
But if you're not too sure where to start - here's what you need to do.
Make sure it's sturdy.
First of all, before you even think about decorating your area, you want to make sure that the place is working as it should with no complications. The last thing you want is to paint walls, only to find that you're going to have to drill into it. So call in the plumber, the electrician, the locksmith, and the carpenter. Ensure everything is in tip-top condition, and then you can worry about the aesthetics.
Create a theme.
One very clever trick to making sure that everything flows freely, is to come up with a theme. It doesn't have to be anything overly complicated, you can just keep it in your mind, but try and have some form of direction as to where you want to take things. For example, if you decide that your theme is going to be nature, then you have a very simple basis to follow. In terms of colour, you will opt for something earthy, while implementing wooden furniture to make everything more natural.
Have a USP.
You may have heard this phrase a lot within business, but a unique selling point can be applied to anything within your life. In terms of your home, you should create some form of feature that draws the eye in and essentially says "look at me!". It's your statement piece that never gets boring to look at and always sparks up conversation. This can be whatever you like, be it a painting, a sculpture, or something that you've created yourself.
Accentuate the texture.
Adding texture to a room will sound as if it's a really complex strategy, but it doesn't have to be. Just like when you decide to mix and match with accessories to create your final outfit - the same applies to your rooms. Don't be afraid of stepping outside the box and breaking rules, as rules are made to be broken anyway right? Mix your striped rug with the spotted cushions, or the burnt orange lamp with the lime green vase. Be daring!