February 12, 2013
If you're one of those people who wakes up each morning with a desire to create, it's fair to say you're an artistic individual. Whether it's through cooking, crafts, fine arts, music or even home design, you're dedicated to expressing yourself in one way or another. And when it comes to being a particularly creative homeowner, there are a few must-have fixtures you'll need in your house, apartment or condo. Consider some of these!
1. Hardwood floors
There's nothing quite like the rustic elegance of hardwood flooring to get you in the mood to make something creative. If there's one thing Anderson Hardwood Floors understands, it's art. There's no other word for the beautiful, hand-carved pieces that make up Anderson's collections of solid and engineered wood floors, after all. Consider the Haversham line. These oak boards feature a warm and vibrant patina of wood grain that's sure to give you the inspiration and confidence to tackle any project!
2. Bulletin boards
One fantastic way to inject some creative energy into your home is with plenty of bulletin boards. With pushpins on hand, you'll be ready to tack lists, notes, designs, sketches, magazine cutouts, photos and just about anything you can imagine right to the wall. There's no better way to peruse your efforts and consider what endeavor to take on next.
3. DIY furniture
Speaking of a project, any creative individual would be amiss to not indulge in a little do it yourself (DIY) around the house. While you'll definitely want those floors installed professionally and chances are you won't be tackling a couch or kitchen cabinets, trying your hand at some simple furniture like bookshelves or kitchen chairs could be a blast. Go for a weathered, shabby-chic look with a few coats of paint and some sandpaper. Or use a paintbrush and palette to decorate with your own original designs.
4. Excellent lighting
Naturally, to get anything so detail oriented done, you're going to need premier lighting. Make sure yours is up to snuff with full-spectrum bulbs and lamps.
5. Plenty of spare wall space
Make sure you never run out of locations to hang your favorite inspiring pieces of art - or the art you create yourself! Wall space is an absolute necessity for any artist's home.
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