Can a new look home create a new sense of life? A home remains a home forever and its charm is recreated everytime it gets a makeover. The vibrating life within the four walls of home changes. As if with every makeover the inmates get new life or find a new meaning to it.
Taking a decision on the home makeover is not easy in modern times. This is a lifestyle decision that affects many. From the kids who are 8 years of age to 80 year old grandma, everyone has some say in a home. Because no matter which corner of the home they stay, that becomes their own heaven.
So it is never individual decision to go for a home makeover and with websites like www.bedbathandmore.com this challenge of home makeover has become just easier.
This website gives us choice of themes that we can use for our home and in an ideal situation I would like to honor each individual of our home with the choice of their own theme.
For example, kids get maximum priority in any home. I will start with their room and it goes without saying that their room will be painted in their favourite chocolate colour.-
But for our bedroom we would like to choose much refreshing cooler looking lemon shades of green. The lemon shade will give us some relief from our stressful daily life –
The toilet will be in deep brown chocolate shade and the common areas will be a combination for all inmates.
This website also gives options of choosing accessories according to the theme of the corner. But I would like to choose accessories which are of contrasting shades. For example, if the room is of the theme of refreshing lemon we will choose items from vibrant purple color to create contrast.
Similarly if we choose the room in shades of vivid orange or dark orange we will use maroon accessories so that the items stand out.
It is a good feature of the site that they also give us enough choice of accessories and themes and we have options of selecting multiple themes for our home too.
It is said, that we are a king / queen in our home. So we need to create a palace to have the similar feeling.
Someone asked me the difference between a house and a home. I told that a house remains as a structure of brick, mortar and wood unless we have some life in it. For me if a house is a lifeless object a home has a life. We need to feel the vibes of a home and make it alive. A home becomes alive with its inmates or the family living in.
So it is important that the family members decide on the home décor which is again dependent on the choice of the members living in. Thus, getting a home refurbished and revamped becomes a challenge in itself. Especially when the choice involves too many stakeholders and everyone’s choice is different. There seems to be no better solution than deciding on the design and wall colors together as a family.
I recently came across a website http://www.bedbathmore.com/ that helps us doing exactly that. This website gives us the flexibility of choosing the color of the walls, furniture and other home décor elements on simple mouse click and that helps us decide as a family on the design of our home.
We can choose our home design based on different themes available on the website. I found the following two themes exciting and most suitable for our needs.
This theme gives us a feel of vivid and fresh ambience. Whenever we think of lemon it brings freshness in life. India is a summer country. The choice of lemon brings a sense of freshness during summer.
With a makeover of my house using colors from this theme gave a feeling of freshness to me all through my bite sized life in different parts of my home –
Sometimes in life a sense of brightness and comfort is also needed. So other than cool lemon freshness if I had to choose a second theme or a second option I would have chosen the luminous theme. I liked the vibrant feel of this theme it would really give awesome feeling to children in home. This goes well with the vibrant nature of our kids.
This website also has some cool ideas of paint selection or selection of selection of other items of decor. For instance I liked the two shades marked in the image below as my paint options for these two themes –
Also the fabric ideas
The website also gives cool product ideas and I have chosen both products matching with the theme and products in complete contrast with each theme. This variation will give us relief from monotony –