5 ways to give your home the perfect touch of personality
Injecting more personality into your home is a delicate practice. Your goal is to create a fun, unique and welcoming environment in your home, but at the same time you don’t want to make your home cheesy or cluttered. Here are five ideas that will help you walk nimbly along that tightrope and turn any space into a decorative masterpiece that reflects your style.
1. Have a vision and own it
Start by visualizing what you want your home to be. One easy way is to start small, with a single room, then move on to your entire home. Picture yourself going through your daily life in your room as it is now, then visualize how you’d like to feel in that same room. What colors, furniture or feelings are missing right now? Do you want a bright, energetic feel to the space, our would you prefer a muted, calmer energy? You also think about function—is this a work space, a family space, or a place for rest and relaxation? These question will help you identify the colors and pieces that best fit your personality and vision.
2. Add a splash of color
Color can set the tone for an entire room. Choose a few of your favorite colors that best reflect your style and personality and bring them into your home. Whether it’s painting the walls, bringing in flowers or adding furniture, decorate your room with colors you know you already love.
3. Find some artwork
Nothing jazzes up a room quite like an eye-catching portrait or painting. Whether it’s subtle creativity or obvious ingenuity, find artwork that will instantly create intrigue and spark a conversation. Artwork adds nuance and texture to any room. Make sure you choose art you actually like, not just art that you think will impress guests.
4. Highlight memorabilia, accomplishments or prized possessions
Have an iconic photograph with a celebrity, or a legendary concert poster you can’t help but boast about? Display it proudly and prominently in your home. This is your chance to show off those incredible mementos from your trip across the world or create a personal shrine for your favorite sports team or hobby.
5. Find the right furniture
Furniture is a crucial component of any room. First and foremost, find furniture that is comfortable and makes the room one you and your guests will never want to leave. Comfort isn’t everything however. Your furniture must mesh with the overall style of the room. If you’re looking to add some bright colors to complement your furniture, choose pillows and blankets that pop.