Happy Thursday, friends!
You can take all the time you like on an interior design job, and still feel like you haven’t quite got your home the way you like it. One of the things a lot of people feel their homes are missing is a sense of personalisation. When you live somewhere which really reflects your unique tastes and personality, you can end up feeling so much more at home. Here are some of the ways you can personalise your home.
First of all, get more pictures. Hanging family shots on the wall isn’t exactly a new idea, but it remains a fantastic way to make sure your home is designed around you. If you’re going for an especially modern look, then you might want to choose a canvas print rather than the standard photo frame. Thanks to most people’s lives becoming increasingly digital, canvas printing companies have adapted. Nowadays, you’ll find these kinds of services easier to use than ever. Parrot print have the perfect idea with the Facebook and Twitter upload features. This feature allows you to send your favourite family snaps straight from social media. My only word of caution is to double-check the size you order!
If you’re not too fussed about having a modern-looking home, then you might want to throw in some vintage décor. One of the things about vintage items is that they’re almost guaranteed to be unique. One of the best things to look for in charity shops or wherever you buy your vintage bits is decorated plates. When you really pay attention to it, it’s pretty bizarre the things people will paint on a plate. After doing some searching, you’ll be able to find a fair collection of plates you can hang on an empty wall. Even if you can’t find plates with your favourite flowers or breed of dog, use your imagination when looking around. Pretty soon you’ll have a gorgeous arrangement in your home, put together uniquely by you, which no one can imitate!
Another way to make your home reflect your unique personality is to keep your hobbies out in the open. If you like drawing or painting, then display your work on walls and mantels. If you snorted at that last suggestion, then stop being so hard on yourself! If you’ve been to the Tate Modern, then you’ll know that there’s no such thing as “bad” art. If one of your friends goes “aaw” and asks if your child did the painting, then you might want to hide them. You could also try leaving an old hockey stick leaning in the corner of a room or maybe a music stand. Whatever your hobby might be, think of a way you can use it to decorate your home.
I hope this piece has given you more inspiration for personalising your home. Like with anything creative, there are probably more things you could do than you’re thinking of. Forget any rules and conventions, and let your imagination flow. Soon enough you’ll have a house that’s truly yours!