What does your home mean to you? For many of us, it provides a space in which we can relax and feel comfortable. Once we close the front door, we like the thought of sitting back and spending time in the manner that we choose.
In a sense, it can be seen as being something of a haven from daily life. When we are out in public, there is an expectation that we should conform in many ways. This means behaving in a certain manner and also presenting an impression of ourselves that appears to be suitable.
Indeed, we may consider that this is certainly the case when it comes to thinking about time that is spent in the workplace. Here, we may find that there are very strict boundaries in place and that we lead a life that feels like it has been highly defined. There will undoubtedly be some sort of limit on the amount of freedom that is available to us.
This means that it becomes that much more important to be able to take control within the home. There will be less limits here and you'll probably want the property to reflect your own tastes and wishes. Here's the place where you can really make your mark.
Given this scenario, why is it the case that so many people appear to lack imagination when it comes to decorating a home? The world of interior design should be all about the ability to be creative, yet there can be no doubt that such ambitions frequently appear to be rather limited.
In part, I would suggest that we can assign the blame to numerous television shows that are presented by supposed experts. There often seems to be a feeling that we should stick with neutral colours and avoid anything that may actually have a real impact.
One area, in particular, that seems to suffer is when looking at the place of art within the home. In fact, we may even question whether artworks have a role to play within most homes. It sometimes seems like they are not even considered.
I believe this to be a shame for a number of reasons. There's something truly special about making use of stunning paintings, for instance, within the home. You can make choices that appeal to you and take the opportunity to transform a particular space within the home.
There's also the chance to give others an insight into your own tastes. Take the opportunity to make your private space that bit more interesting.