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Interior Design Tricks for a More Unique Home

Looking to create a unique home space? Discover these important tips shaped by our resident architect and interior designer:

Shi Guang Home by Lyu Aihua

Interior design trends are constantly changing; what’s in one month is out the next. That’s why when it comes to your home’s design, it’s far better to focus on creating a unique space that represents your tastes, rather than making the mistake of designing a home that focuses purely on the trends of the time. Because within a short period, what’s on-trend currently will soon have changed.

Love the idea of creating a space that is as unique as you are? Then you might want to have a read of the tricks below for designing a truly unique home that is modern and stylish and will stand the test of time.

Shi Guang Home by Lyu Aihua

Get inspired

While you want to create a space that is unique to your tastes and design preferences, there is no harm is taking the time to get inspired by what other people have created. Start by sourcing inspiration from interior design magazines and blogs, then take advantage of tools like Pinterest and create your own home design board where you can save concepts and designs that you like and would consider incorporating into your own home. By getting some inspiration, you can gain a clear understanding of the design styles that you love and would be happy to incorporate into your own home.

Incorporate second-hand pieces

Whether you are building a home from scratch or are choosing to renovate a building, taking advantage of second-hand pieces can help you to create a unique property. Buying new items means purchasing things that are currently available for every homeowner to buy, which can mean many homes end up looking similar in terms of their features. However, by opting to incorporate aspects that are second-hand, from bathroom tiles to fireplaces, you can design a one-of-a-kind property that is unlike anywhere else. For sourcing second-hand items for your home’s design, eBay is a fantastic tool and one that you should ensure you take advantage of.

Design features yourself

Another way to make sure that your home has a unique charm to it is to design and create certain features yourself. Spend some time looking at what parts of your home and furniture you have the skills to create, and then put a plan of action in place for doing so. Don’t be afraid to work closely with local craftsmen to ensure the quality of your home is not impacted by choosing to work on certain aspects of yourself. Say, for instance, you have designed a chair, there’s no reason you can’t source wooden post finials for it from a local woodturner. Before you start your project, it’s a good idea to take the time to get to know some of the local craftsmen and their skills, so you know where you can get support with your project, should you need it.

Shi Guang Home by Lyu Aihua

Don’t follow traditional design styles

When it comes to the style of design you opt for, there’s no need to follow traditional design styles. For instance, most houses have four walls and a slanted roof, but a number of more innovative designers have pushed property design in a different direction and created buildings that are all shapes and sizes. Some homes are built into hillsides, while others are partially built underground – there’s no limit to how you can design your home, it’s just a case of being creative enough to come up with unique ideas.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about creating a home that is truly unique and unlike anywhere else.

*Images Shi Guang Home by Lyu Aihua

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