It’s said that your home is your sanctuary, a place where you can feel safe and get away from it all. As well as ensuring your home includes calm spaces where you can relax, this also means it’s important to create a space that reflects who you are as a person. Though not everyone has an interior design degree or special DIY skills, there are plenty of simple ways you can make your home unique to you that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
- Unexpected wall ornaments
Why stick to the usual posters and macrame hangings? If you love sports, hang a badminton racket on the wall like a feature, maybe next to a picture of you playing or as part of a way to display houseplants. Quirky display pieces add real character to your home and can make it more ‘you.;
- Hand painted picture frames
Picture frames can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. Especially if you’re a fan of the shabby chic aesthetic, hand painting cheap wooden (or faux) picture frames in bright colours can be a great way to add a unique pop to your walls and counters, as well as expressing your creativity. You can make an evening out of this – invite some friends over, pour some wine or beer and get decorating.
- Statement walls
A simple way to jazz up even the most simple home is to opt for a statement wall. Whether that means going for a bold wallpaper, a bright colour, or even a large scale design, whatever you pick will well and truly put your stamp on each room in your house.One of the coolest trends right now is to get a wall and to cover it in a bright wallpaper.
- Mugs on display
Though some people find it important to have a clutter free kitchen, mugs are a great way to display your personality. Everyone has a different taste in mugs – whether you have a set of 6 stylish matching ones or 20 unique vessels of different shapes, sizes, and colours, your mug collection reflects a little part of who you are and can even hold sentimental memories. So why not make them a feature with a mug tree or under cabinet hooks rather than hiding them in a cupboard?
Although this won’t work if you’re not a big reader, if you are someone who has a lot of books lying around – don’t throw them in a corner or a cupboard. Make a feature of them! The vibrant colours of their spines and the lived-in look their cracked covers gives can add real character to any room, and can add a cozy atmosphere that welcomes just about anyone (especially if you throw in a comfy chair nearby). Don’t forget to have a few statement coffee table books around your home for decoration and an invitation to read.
Decorating your home is your ultimate chance to showcase your personality. We hope some of these ideas inspired you to make your home feel more like your own.