The easiest thing on your part, as a homeowner is to give money to your prefab house builder money in order to ensure your container house, wooden home or, any prefab structure set up within 3 months only. However, it's the most difficult task on your part to decorate your house and turn it into your home!
It may seem like a painful task for you- honestly, it isn't. Call a friend and do it all if you feel so demotivated to decorate your dream home by trying out the following things:
Work on the exteriors of your container home
This task might be the hardest of all- remember when you were a kid and your parents took months over deciding 'The Color' for your house or the walls of the house? Well, now, it's gotten even better- you can pick out from zillion colors and it's going to be exciting.
If you are just against it, in simple words, opt for steel frames for your container house with a lot of windows. That automatically shall reduce the colors in your home. Also, less hassle!
Give importance to lighting
No matter how the weather is around your house, city etc., give utmost importance to lighting. Lighting may be with regard to natural or artificial.
For the ones who wish to 'Go Green,' opt for huge windows for sunshine all day long along with LED lights. There are many options too like rice lights, lamps, regular tube lights etc. Remember, the more eco- friendly investment you make, the cheaper it's going to cost you with regard to maintenance, bills and so much more in the long run.
Focus on few objects
The emptier your container house shall be, the more unique it shall look. Imagine, you've got the generic white walls with yellow lighting and minimal furniture. Ah. For instance, take the Indian seating arrangement- they have 'baithanks' which are not just healthy for you, it's healthy for the environment as well (no use of wood) are will look so beautiful!
Give importance to storage spaces but, not that much to unnecessary items. Personally speaking, I would love a rocking chair and an in- house swing too!
Be simple, be elegant
Being elegant equals to being really cost- efficient. Try going for the classics, as mentioned above. You can go trendy but, for how long is it going to last as a trend? They're all fads- your house isn't one. Be it the paintings or rugs or sofas, pick out things you love, not what the world will.
Be eco- friendly
Personally saying, why not invest in a beautiful garden in your backyard or verandah rather than, investing in a huge dining table? Making use of natural elements in order to decorate your prefab home makes a huge difference.
Give emphasis to extra spaces in your plot
Do not waste your outdoor spaces just because they may seem too less to you. There are so many people out there who do not have even a piece of land to own. Make the most out of your outdoor spaces by having a mini- basketball court, a mini- jacuzzi etc. You can also have a kennel set- up for your pet! Beautify your home, you way.
What about ladders in your house?
A very close relative gave me this idea- she had a ladder to reach up to her bedroom since, they could not afford to set up a staircase in the middle of nowhere. It was so exciting for me to go all the way up, exercise all the way there. It felt like a tree house in another land all by itself!
Ladders are an eco- friendly measure to not just save up spaces but, to prevent unnecessary use of resources like wood, bamboo, timber etc.
Think out of the box
Get inspired by other ideas on Pinterest or, reach out to your builders. They may help you out! Container homes instantly stands out through its modern structure, color schemes, and creative usage of windows. Thinking out of the box doesn’t take a whole lot of effort, it just requires you to be more open to suggestions that might seem crazy.
Look at your home as a dream
Research says that when you put your everything in something, you'll surely obtain the best of results. Give this way also a shot and bring out the most imaginative version of you.
It's about time you start decorating your container house. I know, it's hard. But, it's worth the pain. It’ll be so much easier than what you initially expected. Who knows, you might even end up doing a better job than professionals!