When decorating your home, do you tend to get so wrapped up in the latest styles or trends featured in design magazines that you forget to add some of your own personality to the design? You should be able to step into any room in your home and know that it reflects your unique personality and style. If you’re looking for some ways to add your own personality to the rooms in your home, then consider the following tips.
Focus on a Hobby or Collection of Yours
A focus on a favorite hobby or a special collection can be a great way to add a personal touch to your décor. You can decorate a room with collections of such things as dolls, airplanes, specific figurines, and hats. Consider using one of these collections to create a focal point in the room—placing them on a fireplace mantel or even a large shelf on the wall. If you like to knit or sew, consider displaying some of your finished pieces in a room, such as a quilt thrown on the back of the couch or an embroidered picture hung on the wall.
Use Family Photographs to Decorate
Family photographs are a great way to add that personal touch to any room. If you don’t want to use recent ones, then try displaying old black-and-white photos of some of your ancestors. Or if you want to stay current, choose a few of your favorite photos of your family and friends, and arrange them in frames on the wall. This is a great way to establish a personal touch in a room, plus it also might serve to add some interest to a wall.
Use Your Favorite Colors to Decorate
When decorating a room, you first want to choose what colors you want to use and then go from there. Rather than picking out a fabric or accessory first, look for them in the color you’ve selected.
Do be sure, however, that the color you pick is practical, one you won’t get tired of within a few months. You’ll need to pick colors for the walls, trim, and furniture. You might want to go with different shades of your favorite color or pick out two or three favorites that are complementary.
Create Your Own Art for the Room
No matter how creative you are, you can create a piece of art to include in your décor. This could any of a variety of artistic outlets, such as a painting, collection of items, or photograph you take. Adding your own artwork to a room creates your own sense of style and personality. It’s best if you create using a medium you like and are interested in, rather than just trying to create something to match the existing décor.
When you add your own personality into your décor, what will result is a home that feels entirely your own.