There is definitely a place for fast-manufactured furniture. There are some people that love IKEA and see a visit to the furniture superstore as a day out to take your time and buy some furniture. For those that are looking to put a more personal spin on their interior design approach however, there are plenty of ways to make a real statement in the home.
One of those ways is to use hand-crafted pieces that will really set the tone in your room and add that distinctive feel of character that you’re looking for. In this article, we’ll look at five ways you can celebrate true craftsmanship in your home. From rustic pieces made from an old piece of oak to upcycled lamps, there are many positives to this approach and we’ll discuss some here.
Since medieval times the eternal sign of grandeur was the large dining table that was hand-crafted from a tree that was felled in the kingdom. These tables could seat 2, 30, or sometimes more revellers celebrating some feast or other in the castles of England. There isn’t much need for dining tables of that size in the modern home, however, the dining table is still seen as a place to come together to connect and celebrate with family and friends.
If you’re looking for a new approach to a dining table, try one that has been hand-crafted from a real tree. It will be a great talking point at your next dinner party, and the rustic style it gives your home can create a great feel for any home.
Hand-crafted pieces are an easy way to celebrate your individual style. From hand painted lamps to upcycled coffee tables, there are lots of ways you can put your stamp on your interior design. For any interior design project it’s important that your own style comes through and working with professionals to craft that is great, but don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things with a splash of paint or a flourish of floral.
Quirky Statement Pieces
These can be as small as a statue in your hallway to a Renaissance-style 4-poster bed in the bedroom. The important thing is that it represents who you are and portrays the style you want. Yes, some may see it as quirky, but it’s a representation of you and your style and that’s what counts. Every time you walk into a room in your home you should always be happy at the design choices you have made. It may be that you mix the flat-pack furniture with your own pieces, or maybe you have nothing but completely recycled pieces in your room. Either way, be happy with your design choices. After all, you are the one who needs to live in your home every day, so be happy that it represents who you are.
Supporting Local Businesses
Another reason to focus on true craftsmanship in the home is that by engaging with a local furniture maker or upholsterer you are supporting a local business. Some of these businesses have dedicated their life to the art of their craft and they have a true passion for what they do. In that sense you know they will deliver a project that has all of the passion and care that you would put into it yourself.
Supporting local businesses is an essential part of a successful economy. They are often seen as the lifeblood of the community employing locals and providing services that enrich the cities, towns and villages that they live in. Make sure you support locals in your next project.
As we already discussed, many hand-crafted pieces can be recycled, upcycled, or even freshly cut pieces of wood. Yes, we can look at the rustic aspects of the style but there is also an environmental benefit that we can look at that can make sure you’re doing your bit for the environment. The eco-style has also gained in popularity in recent years with earthy-tones and nature making its way into homes and offices across the country.
There are many ways that you can celebrate true craftsmanship in your home. From dining tables carved out of fallen trees to hand-painted lamps and quirky statues in your hallway, exhibiting true craftsmanship in your home will add a unique sense of style to your interior design project that you will not regret and one that will give you joy for years to come.