After spending all day surrounded by countless items and faces, it’s easy to feel as if everything blends together and there’s no sense of belonging. At the end of the day, when you return home, you want to feel a sense of comfort, happiness and calm. Unlike your office, the grocery store, the train station or any other public place you encounter, your home is your own space, so it naturally makes you feel like you belong. You can take that sense of belonging that your home gives you by taking it one step further and adding decorative elements that really reflect your personality.
Instead of playing it “safe” and using bland colors and decorating with reprinted photos and other items that could easily make your home look like anyone else’s, here’s a look at some creative ways that you can put your own stamp on your space.
Create an Accent Wall
Instead of making every wall in the living room, dining room or bedroom look the same, add some pop with an accent wall.
Choose a wall that is easily seen and turn it into a visual display that speaks directly to your personality. You can paint it your favorite color – and a color that is different from every other wall; cover it with wallpaper that has a design that you love, or even cover it from top-to-bottom with photos that document your life to give the wall real personality.
Add Interesting Light
Light fixtures are a must for your home; but, instead of choosing bland box fixtures that could easily be seen in anybody else’s home, opt for pieces that really speak to you.
You don’t have to stick with conventional ideas. For instance, if you love chandeliers, why not consider hanging one in your bathroom or bedroom? Unique light fixtures a great and unexpected way to infuse your personality into your home and really make it your own.
Make Your Own Linens
Are you handy with a sewing machine, or know how to knit or crochet? How about using your talent to create your own linens? You can make a one-of-a-kind throw blanket for your bed or unique accent pillows for your sofa. Not only will you have fun making these pieces of décor, but your home will feel even cozier whenever you look at or use them.
Display Your Chachkies
Do you like to collect things? If so, put those collections out on display. For example, if you like to collect seashells, you could put them in clear vases or bowls and use them for a unique decorative element. Or, if you have a collection of figurines from your travels, display them on a shelf in your living room or bedroom.
There’s no better way to add some personality to your home than by displaying the things that you love the most.
When you infuse your home with decorative elements that reflect your personality, you’ll really make it your own space; a safe haven where you truly feel like you belong.