Comment utiliser la décoration chez soi ? | Quark

How to use decoration at home?

We have never spent so much time at home. Since the beginning of COVID, the health crisis has plunged us back into our interiors. Giving us more than ever the desire and the need to be at home. From confinement to telework, it has become absolutely necessary to adapt our “home sweet home” to the new imperatives that are emerging in society. How about using our decoration?

To feel good at home and apply the famous Hygge dear to the Danes, the technique of well-being par excellence. What could be better than tackling your interior decoration and using it?

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Using decoration is good for morale!

It is indeed, the decoration which, through the installation of a new wallpaper, a storage shelf as modular as it is aesthetic, an original small armchair, a new lamp or a carpet skilfully chosen, will come to feed this feeling of well-being which will gradually invade us.

Sometimes, the work will prove to be extensive, it will be necessary to call on professionals, decorators or even interior designers if it is a question of modifying structures, increasing spaces or volumes.

Home staging

Other times, all it takes is a few small changes that you can easily make yourself. Home staging indeed corresponds to this inexpensive and rather easy technique which consists in reusing the furniture that one already has by transforming it, by sanding or painting, for example. The technique is developed in order to help sell a property more easily by enhancing its assets, the technique has entered the homes of individuals with few means but wishing to modify their interior. But in any case, the benefits will be notorious and visible. Not to mention the pleasure it gives to take care of its decoration. Putting “hands in” to be able to say “it was me who did it” quite simply. Anyone who has ever taken up this challenge will agree with us!

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Meet the different actors of the world of decoration

And it is precisely for the magic that emanates from the decoration that we decided to explore this area. And to share it with you, through our blog. This is a first step which could then result in a book, a kind of White Paper on Decoration!
We propose to meet the "craftsmen" of this decoration whether they are designers, interior designers, decorators, creators..., so that they can share with us their secrets, their desires, their ways of working, their advice also to help everyone become “the designer of their own space”.
All of them, each in their art and counting on their experience, their training, their origins and their encounters, will allow us to penetrate this somewhat closed world, which is sometimes decoration and Design.

Pink: Design and Decoration

Democratization of decoration

Long reserved for the elite, we have been witnessing for some time a salutary democratization of decoration. The programs had a real impact, popularizing this “art” and above all showing that it was within everyone's reach! The emergence of large chain stores has also contributed to accentuating this phenomenon. By offering extremely stylish items at increasingly affordable prices. Some brands no longer hesitate to have their collection designed by recognized designers. Or to stage their manufacture in order to inspire you. A way to make design a little more accessible to as many people as possible.
New modes of consumption are also on the rise, it 's “the second hand”. Sites like Le Bon coin or Vinted, among others, allow buyers to get their hands on second-hand designer pieces, often in excellent condition. Here are new ways to have fun at a lower cost! And to avoid excessive overconsumption by giving our objects a second life. A way to respond effectively to several issues, including environmental protection.

Decoration: at a major environmental turning point

So, contrary to what one might think, there is no point of futility in decorating , but on the contrary a great utility, especially at a time when environmental issues are entering the program of the development of decorating as one of the main hobbies of the French. . To do this, you must use its decoration.

When for decades our parents and grandparents bought furniture that lasted a lifetime. Sometimes even passed down from generation to generation. The current era is one of constant change. We get tired of a table, or a piece of furniture and we change it more and more often.

And the environment?

Plywood and plastic have replaced solid wood and the financial investment is much lower than before when you want to buy a dining room set.  

Good news for brands that are rubbing their hands. For consumers too who enjoy themselves.

But less good news for the environment. Who suffers from the increase in the need for raw materials and these enormous quantities of wasted products.

Deco and Planet: the challenges

The whole challenge of decoration in the twenty-first century will therefore be to reconcile these new modes of consumption with a more moderate use of raw materials and above all more responsible purchasing. Bet on products made locally with durable, ecological materials, incidentally low in VOC emissions. Because it is also about protecting consumers. Gone are the years when we did not worry about the possible harmfulness of paints, glues, agglomerates or varnishes. Not to mention asbestos and other materials declared carcinogenic. We are now entering an era where well-being will intervene at different levels: if being comfortable at home requires a pleasant and warm decoration, living in a healthy environment will also be taken into account . We will have to juggle these two imperatives to curb them with the survival of our planet.

Our mission

"Our mission, to all of us, if we accept it..." will therefore be to ensure that the decoration, while fulfilling its mission of "enhancing life", brings its stone to the building of the protection of the environment. environment . A hell of a program you will tell me that deserves that all goodwill unite.

And at Quark, we are happy to take up the challenge, with you of course! So, do not hesitate to join us, to read us, to share your experiences. Because it is together that we will be able to go even further in this magical world… which is Decoration!

Do not hesitate to consult our last article: Super Quarkos and the 10 pillars of storage

Edith SELLIER-PASCAL

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