Jul 12, 2018
To introverts, home is often seen as a sanctuary away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life. After a busy day at the office or running to classes, we need a place to relax and recharge. While creating such a space may seem like a daunting task, you can easily make your home more introvert-friendly with Build.com! They are currently offering a 70% off discount so you can redecorate for less! So if you're an introvert who always feels on-edge or if you just want to make your home feel more comfortable, be sure to check out the tips below:
Soft tones and muted colors are a favorite among introverts because they promote a sense of relaxation and cleanliness within your space. However, if you want to add a pop of color, you can also look into shades of pastel, grey, green, and navy to liven things up. While bright and vibrant colors may seem fun and quirky, it is best to stay away from them as they can quickly become harsh. At Build.com, you can pick from a huge range of colors that are perfect for any room in your home. You can even use this online tool, to see how different shades will look in different rooms!
Subtlety is key when it comes to adding patterns and textures to your space. Thin stripes, circular patterns, and other simple patterns will play very well within your space without becoming visually overwhelming. These clean lines will promote a sense of simplicity and order, which can be great for an introvert who needs to relax after a long day of being social. Another way to subtly add patterns and texture to your space are rugs and area mats like the Red Athena Tufted Floral area rug pictured above!
When designing a living room, introverts should stick to a minimalist arrangement to bring the most out of their area. This will not only cut down on clutter, but it will also ensure that your room promotes a sense of tranquility. To help keep things organized, you should also grab a Two Tier Pull-Out Base Cabinet to give yourself easy access to items while maximizing counterspace. Remember: Instead of designing the space to suit large groups of people, you should create a design that is centered around your needs. You're aiming for a simple layout, neutral tones, and a calming atmosphere to create a haven that is tailor-made for you!
While figuring out the layout of your home, be sure to put some space aside for your favorite hobbies. Having a space that is devoted to something you love will make your house feel much more like a home. Not to mention, this will bring some much needed personalized touches. If you need an idea, you can grab this Dark Taupe Shelving Unit to house your books, knitting supplies, journals, and whatever other supplies that your hobbies require.
As we've mentioned before, it's better to have a minimalist approach when it comes to decorating for an introvert. However, that doesn't mean you have to settle for sterile rooms and blank walls. Instead, you can bring out your personality with a few well-placed trinkets that will brighten up the room while still staying on-theme. While you can opt for vases, globes, book ends, picture frames, figurines, etc. we always recommend springing for Aged Ivory Greenery. Plants and succulents like these are all the rage right now because they can bring a sense of life and vitality to any boring room!
So, you have your neutral color palette picked out and ready to go! Now that the hard part is over, you can focus on a few accessories and finishing touches that will bring the room together. While your walls are full of neutral shades and muted tones, you can sparingly add color through a few throw pillows and blankets. For example, the Blue Embroidered Linen Pillow will bring a few vibrant colors and add new life to the room without being overbearing. Not to mention, this is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, so it won't add any clutter to your space.
Another tip for introverts who are looking to step into the interior design world, is to be careful with a rooms lighting. We highly recommend using incandescent light bulbs and taking advantage of dimmer switches to encourage soft light. Not to mention, with a dimmer switch you have complete control over the atmosphere of any room. This Oil Rubbed Bronze Table Lamp can help an introvert relax after a brightly-lit day of over-stimulation and social events.
It's common knowledge that introverts can easily feel overwhelmed in social situations. And when an introvert gets overwhelmed, the last thing they want to do is come home to a stuffy, cluttered home. You can avoid this by grabbing some multi-functional furniture and Smart Home technology to ensure that you're using your space to the fullest. Just one example of useful home technology is the Nest Thermostat E, which allows you to change the temperature of your home from anywhere - whether it's the beach, the office, or your bed. With this helpful device, you can make sure your home is cozy and ready for you as soon as you get home.
Need some wall decor to spice up your living room? We recommend this Agate Stone Wall Decor that comes in a light gray wash. This decor emphasizes neutral shades of grays while also bringing out the natural shades of the stones themselves. Like all minimalist decor, this will stand out while not being overwhelming to the eye.
Introverts who are moving into a new space should look into creating an eye-catching centerpiece that your guests are sure to notice. If you need some ideas, we've found that a few great centerpieces come in the form of fireplaces that inspire warmth or a painting that encourages meditation. This hand-stretched painting from the Marmont Hill Art Collective is a beautiful example and will make a wonderful centerpiece. Not to mention, it arrives ready to hang on your wall!