Positive Impact Statements In Your HOME

No doubt about it, your home makes a statement.  The colors you choose, the accessories and furnishings you choose and the way you arrange your things all say a lot about you to those that enter your home.  If you’re like me, you want people to love being in your home and at the same time love how it looks and how it feels.  And like I tell my clients, you want your home to be memorable.  For example, say you are hosting a party in your home.  When your guests leave and get in their cars you hope that instead of thinking about the conversations they heard or the food they were served or what everyone was wearing they remember all the wondrous things they were treated to in your home décor.  In other words, they leave your home with feel good vibes your homespace puts off.

There are some very simple touches to your home décor that can send out real powerful feel good vibes and at the same time honor your individuality.  I believe these vibes come from what I call “positive impact statements”.

Here’s a list of some ways to make positive impact statements in your homespace:

  • By displaying special collections
  • By using interesting artwork
  • By artfully displaying family photographs
  • By creating focal points in each room
  • By adding bits of the unexpected

Displaying special collections

Most of us collect things.  I love to collect vintage dinnerware.  I also collect Herend Porcelain Figurines.  Both are displayed in my homespace and yet, not overdone.  Instead, I strategically display my collections in specific areas of my space for the greatest impact.  The key to displaying collections is to remember my decorating mantra “less is more”.  Overkill ruins the beauty of collectibles for sure.

Using interesting artwork

Geometric Art in a nursery / Cameron Triggs Photography

Geometric Art in a nursery / Cameron Triggs Photography

The choices of artwork that you use in your homespace are a huge impact statement.  Interesting artwork makes for positive vibes.  So, think through carefully what you choose to put on your walls.  Have fun mixing things up, too!  If you tend to be somewhat traditional, kick it up a notch with some contemporary artwork.  Or if you like modern furnishings, accent your decor with black and white artwork or even landscape pieces of art.  Whatever you choose, mix and match so that you keep it interesting.  I promise you – the look will be great!

Artfully displaying family photographs

The Carroll Family artfully displayed on a hallway wall

Artfully displayed family photos

This type of positive statement is my all-time favorite to use in home décor because I am all about family.  If you ask me, all else in life pales in comparison to the feel good vibes you can get from the family connection.  Find a great space in your home to create a “wall of family life”.  For more on this impact statement look for my upcoming post titled, “Artfully Celebrating Family Life In Home Décor”.

Creating focal points in each room

Nothing makes a positive impact statement more than creating an interesting focal point in the room.  Ways to do this include using an interesting piece of furniture as a statement, using bold pops of color in the room with pillows or other accessories or even using an interesting area rug as the focal point of the room.

Adding bits of the unexpected

Wall art becomes an extra place for creativity/ Cameron Triggs Photography

Wall art becomes an extra place for creativity / Cameron Triggs Photography

Every space can benefit from some fun and whimsy.  I have been known to “hide” bits of whimsy in client’s homes in ways that on first glance get overlooked.  But, boy-oh-boy is it fun to see the surprise on someone’s face when they happen upon the unexpected!  Other times the unexpected can be more obvious such as in this picture of a playroom.  In the room one wall was painted with characters from the book, Alice In Wonderland.  The characters double as a chalkboard, a corkboard and a metallic board as well.  What a great space for budding young artists to be able to create in!

“You”, your HOME’s most powerful impact statement

Finally, I want to say that your homespace is impacted the most by you.  Your attitudes, your feelings and your behaviors can flat out make or break the energy of your space.  Be cognizant of this and strive to thrive in your space by being positive and full of life.  Your space will begin to “feel” your positive energy and others will feel it, too.  When you get right down to it “you” are your “HOME” because it mirrors you.  So, if you want your home to be inviting to others make sure you are giving off positive vibes yourself.

Love your space and love your life…

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Jamie Balzer

About Jamie Balzer

Jamie has worked in the field of interior decorating for over 10 years and has owned B&A Interiors, LLC for almost as long. Partnered with her daughter, Sammi Blake, Jamie has been honored to work in homes and businesses across the country. Knowledge and experience is but part of what she has to offer. As a young girl, Jamie intuitively understood that the placement of things, the color of things, and the arrangement of things evoke certain feelings. Working together with this knowledge, experience and intuition Jamie has answered the call to her life’s purpose- teaching the spiritual truth of what she believes- “Everything begins in the home”. As a branch of B&A Interiors, LLC, Living In Perfect Harmony emerged to teach her philosophy. Jamie believes, “if you live peacefully and beautifully at home, you are well, your family is well and that helps to make the world a better place”. Jamie's most passionate role is as a mother and grandmother. Jamie currently lives and works in the Chicago area but also continues her business in Charlotte, NC as both a decorator and a homespace coach. She is certified in Reiki Therapy which she believes broadens her success as a homespace coach. Jamie is available for private consultations, lectures and seminars.

11 thoughts on “Positive Impact Statements In Your HOME

  1. What a great, timely post as we get ready to decorate our new home! We’ll definitely keep these ideas in mind.

  2. Hey – I had to give a huge smile at the “wall of family life.” It so reminds me of the home where you grew up and where we all had some great childhood and teenage memories! Love you and hope to see you soon!

    • I am so glad you got a smile! Funny too, I mention the wall of photos in my family home in the post that comes out next week so be sure to read it – you will smile all over again. When we six siblings closed up the house last year for good we of course dismantled the wall of family photos. Seriously, it might have been the toughest part of the whole ordeal for me as that wall was the focal point of our home. All the collage of pictures spoke volumes of what my family stood for ~ family first! I am glad to say that I live my life knowing the importance of home and family. I thank my parents for that. And you are so right, my family home was a wonderful gathering place for so many people. Oh boy, the memories are rich for sure. Cannot wait to get together again…

  3. Decorating for me really is a loving challenge. We recently built our dream home. One of the challenges is a fireplace mantle 7 x 3 in depth. I finally put a bunch of artificial trees up there and made a woodsy scene with lighted cabin lamp base, log house picture frame and tiny outhouse found at Goodwill. Threw in a small family of deer and people seem to love the “forest” as they call it. Scale is real important here. Twice a year it all comes down to be refreshed and cleaned. Keep looking for a different idea, but in 5 years it is still “The Forest”. Joy Stark

    • Joy, what a wonderful way to express the term “challenge”. You definitely put a positive slant on the term and that of course makes the challenge all the more fun when you approach it will love! I so love the imagery you have given me in how you describe “The Forest”. What a wonderfully creative thing to do. And without a doubt it must be an incredibly positive impact statement for your fireplace and your entire homepace! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Jamie – I am feeling an itch to change my surroundings to reflect where I am right now; and this will be a great tool to visually show this. Thanks!

    • Robin, when you feel the itch pay attention because it means something. Most of us should understand that our homespace decor should evolve the same as we do. Otherwise, we are not honoring ourselves in the highest way we can in our homes. My homespace has certainly changed over the years. In fact, it is light years away from what it looked like in my early years. This isn’t because of income changes at all. Instead it is because it now better reflects the real me. I don’t decorate the way the trends in my industry preach or become influenced by anyone else. I decorate from heart and intuition. It makes all the difference in creating a comfy, cozy sanctuary! Enjoy your new chapter of life!

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  6. I am catching up on back blogs today. When Chris and I blended houses we were so fortunate to take a little of his and a little of mine and come up with our definition of home. Our pictures and furniture worked great together. But we both added our own special decorating touches. I still place themed books depending on the season around the house and Chris has his special photos and antiques here and there. When our kids come home it is a compliment to us because they never want to go any where. They love hanging out in what has become to them a cozy house.

    • Lori, what a wonderful thing to know that when your kids come to visit there is no place they would rather be than your HOME – the space you have made for them as a way to make it their HOME as well even as adults with their own homes. And good for you and Chris that you so respectfully honored each other in your “Blended Home”. Too often “Blended Homes” like “Blended Families” are a tough situation to navigate. It sounds like you both have modeled well how to do it! By the way, I love the idea of seasonally themed books placed around the house. What great visual cues to remind you to live the season through your home each and every day. Have a blissful day!

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