Isn’t interior design a whimsical dance between function & aesthetics?
And speaking of keeping track of dates in style, who said calendars are just dull pages that tell you what day it is? No one!
Imagine coupling your obsession with interior design and the ever-present need to track time. That’s where the architecture calendar steps into the spotlight.
Picture a striking Eiffel Tower in July, morphing into the clean lines of a mid-century modern home come August.
But, how exactly do we place this masterpiece so it doesn’t look like an afterthought in your beautiful space? Trust us, there’s an art to it! Let’s take a stroll through these 7 incredible tips. Prepare to be inspired…
Choose the Right Location
Similarly, when you bring an architectural calendar into your home, it deserves the right setting, and the location you choose can make or break its effect.
Your calendar becomes more than just a collection of dates when you find the right spot for it—It turns into an experience.
Consider the places in your home where you or your guests frequently linger.
Is it the hallway leading to the bedrooms, the kitchen where you make your morning coffee, or the living room where evenings are spent unwinding? Placing your calendar in such spots ensures it gets the admiration it deserves.
And it’s not just about visibility. It’s about resonance. That empty wall next to your bookshelf, laden with architectural marvels—could become a source of inspiration with the right calendar.
Or the tiny alcove by the window, where you often find yourself daydreaming, could be the ideal spot to let the architectural wonders from your calendar fuel your imagination.
Every location in your home tells a story.
And with the perfect spot, your architecture calendar will seamlessly blend into that narrative, enhancing its charm and wonder.
Coordinate with Existing Decor
An architecture calendar isn’t just an addition to your space— it’s an extension of it. Just like you wouldn’t wear polka dots and stripes together (unless that’s your style, and in that case, you rock it!), you wouldn’t want your calendar to be in discord with your decor.
Start by taking a mental inventory of your room.
- Does it lean towards boho chic with lush plants and vibrant colors?
- Or is it a calm oasis of neutral shades and subtle textures?
Depending on your decor style, you could choose a calendar that either complements it or creates a delightful contrast.
Think of your room as a symphony.
Every piece, from the largest furniture to the smallest trinket, plays a note. Now, if your calendar is the newest instrument in this orchestra, it needs to harmonize, not disrupt.
For rooms bathed in earthy tones, a calendar showcasing raw architectural elements might be perfect. But for a room that screams retro—modern skyscrapers might feel out of place.
Sure, your architecture calendar can stand alone. But when framed, it’s like you’ve given it a stage to shine. Think of frames as the spotlight for your calendar
- focusing attention
- and adding depth to its beauty.
When it comes to selecting a frame, there’s more to consider than just the size.
- The texture,
- and style of the frame
play pivotal roles in enhancing the imagery of your calendar.
A minimalist black frame can draw attention to the intricate details of the architectural marvels—while a gilded ornate frame can transport you to an era of opulence and grandeur.
And don’t just stop at traditional frames.
Ever thought of using floating frames? They can make your calendar seem as if it’s hovering, adding a touch of modernity.
Or for those who love a touch of nature, how about frames made from reclaimed wood?
Framing isn’t just about protection—It’s about presentation.
Turn your calendar into a masterpiece that everyone will admire and find fascinating. Show the world that even something as simple as a calendar can be special and celebrated in your home.
Size matters – especially in design. When introducing an architecture calendar to your space, considering its scale is paramount. It’s akin to buying a sofa:
- too large, and it overwhelms the room
- too small, and it gets lost.
The calendar’s dimensions need to be just right for it to truly shine.
Imagine a vast living room with vaulted ceilings. On a prominent wall hangs a small, pocket-sized calendar. It’s not just underwhelming—it’s almost a travesty to the architectural wonders printed on it.
Conversely, in a compact study or a cozy bedroom, a wall-sized calendar might seem imposing, taking up not just space but also mental bandwidth.
The key is balance.
Your calendar should neither scream for attention nor whisper its presence. It should converse with its surroundings, fitting in, yet standing out. A handy trick? Use painter’s tape to mock the calendar’s dimensions on the wall.
Step back, squint, and assess – does it feel right?
Adjustments before the final placement can save regret later.
Incorporate Functional Elements
While your architecture calendar is a visual treat, let’s not forget its primary role: functionality. It’s not just there to look pretty—it needs to help you navigate your days, reminding you of
- and that dreaded dentist appointment.
One approach is to blend your calendar with a bulletin board. Cork sections can allow you to pin important notes or event tickets.
A whiteboard section can be used for jotting down quick reminders or even a motivational quote for the month.
Create a Visual Centerpiece
When you think of centerpieces, perhaps vases filled with fresh flowers or intricate sculptures come to mind. But an architecture calendar, when done right, can steal the show. It’s not merely about hanging it up—it’s about setting the stage for it.
Lighting plays a crucial role.
A spotlight, a gentle glow from a nearby lamp, or even fairy lights draped around it can elevate your calendar’s presence.
Then think of the surroundings. Maybe a complementing color palette on the wall behind, or a strategically placed piece of furniture beneath can enhance its prominence.
Accessories are the icing on the cake.
A vintage magnifying glass hung beside it, ready to explore architectural details, or a globe positioned below, beckoning you to find the structures on it – these details can transform your calendar into a magnetic visual anchor.
Rotate Monthly or Seasonally
Change, as they say, is the only constant. And with an architecture calendar, this change comes built-in.
Each month or season brings a new structure, a new piece of art to be admired. But beyond merely flipping a page, this can be an opportunity to keep your decor feeling fresh and alive.
With each change, consider tweaking the surroundings.
A new plant beside it, a change in the lighting, or even a rotation in its position – these tiny shifts can make it feel like you’ve brought in a completely new piece.
Gathering loved ones for the monthly flip can become a cherished ritual. As the old page gives way to the new, it
- symbolizes moving forward,
- welcoming new experiences,
- and cherishing memories.
And if it’s a seasonal calendar, perhaps the change can coincide with a seasonal decor refresh.
At last, it’s about how things change.
When days become months and seasons switch, your environment changes, and you do too. The calendar—with its ever-changing beauty, softly shows you how time passes and the marvelous things it brings.