If you want to have a great place to relax and enjoy, you’ll want to make your home as comfortable and, ideally, personal as possible. In fact, your home really needs to reflect your personality where possible so that you can enjoy it and feel safe and secure there; what else is a home for, after all?
The great thing is that making your home decor more personal isn’t a difficult thing to do, and there are lots of options out there. Keep reading to find out what some of them are so you can start making your home more personal and enjoy it all the more.
Make Your Own Things
You might find just the right thing when you look in stores and browse online. You might be lucky and discover that someone has already made precisely what you’re looking for. However, in most cases, the fact is that you won’t find exactly what you’re looking for, and even if you do find something great, you’re likely to have to compromise at some point. True, your home can still look stunning and be something you love, but wouldn’t it be better to have what you had in your mind in your home if you want to ensure it’s more personal?
It might be that the only way to really get what you want is to make things yourself. You’ll need to invest in a quality sewing machine, and you’ll have to find the right materials, but once you do – and you’ve learned how to create gorgeous curtains, bedding, cushions, and throws, for example – you can have whatever you want in whatever style suits you best, without having to compromise at all.
Personalize Your Walls
A great space to think about personalizing is your walls – they’re literally a blank canvas, and for the most part, they’ll be a neutral color that isn’t all that interesting to look at. So why not take that blank canvas and make something wonderful out of it?
One option is to change a blank and possibly rather boring wall into a feature wall. You can put up bold and interesting wallpaper, paint one wall a brighter color, or perhaps use the feature wall you’ve chosen as a place to put some wonderful art or family photos (what could be more personal than that?).
You don’t have to go overboard and do something to every wall in every room, and the eventual result will be much more impactful if you don’t do that – the feature wall you create will stand out much more, and you can really go to town making it as unique and special as you are.
Perhaps you’ve got a few old pieces of furniture that just aren’t to your taste, but they were functional and handy when you bought them, and they’ve just been hanging around ever since. If you ask most people, they’re likely to have at least one chair, table, bookshelf, or similar thing that’s just like that.
If it’s not to your taste and it’s not working when it comes to making your home more personal, you might just think it’s time to get rid of it, but is that really the best thing to do? It would be a waste, and you’d probably have to buy something to replace it, so you’d be spending more money than you really need to.
The answer could be to try upcycling it instead. That means taking a piece of furniture you don’t want and making changes to it to turn it into something you definitely do want. You could paint it, stain it, add or remove elements, reupholster it, or anything else that makes sense for you. Take a look online, and you’ll see there are loads of ideas and even videos to follow, so you’re sure to be able to turn an old thing into a new thing that’s a lot more personal, no matter what skills you might have in DIY.
Know Your Own Style
All these ideas are fantastic, and there are more you can use to make your home a more personalized space, but unless you know your personal style, it’s going to be hard to get it right, and you might be overwhelmed by all the options in front of you.
That’s why it’s a good idea to think carefully about what your style is and what you’re drawn to. Is there a certain color you love? An era that speaks to you? A designer you enjoy? Whatever it is, once you’ve narrowed down your style, you’ll find it a lot easier to personalize your house to match it.