Whether you have just moved into your home or you have been there a while, you can realise that it’s pretty boring. Even if you have lived somewhere for months or years, it might not have any clear signs of who lives there. If your home looks like almost anyone could live in it, perhaps it’s time to add some personal touches to it. When you personalise your home, it can feel much more comfortable and cosy. Instead of feeling like you could be in anyone’s house, you can design a home that shows signs of you living there. Take a look at some of the ways you could make your home more personal.
Make Your Mementoes Into Decorations
Collecting mementoes of things throughout your life gives you special things to remind you of your favourite times. You might buy souvenirs when you’re on holiday or keep cards and letters that people have sent you. Maybe you have a train ticket from a special trip or something you kept from your first date with your partner. These mementoes don’t have to sit in boxes, collecting dust. Instead, you can put them to good use and turn them into decorations. There are lots of methods you can use to create decorations from your memories, including framing them or making a memory board.
Display Family Photos and Art
The quickest way to personalise any home is to choose some of your favourite family photos. With photos of your family and friends around your home, it certainly couldn’t be just anyone’s house. You can frame your favourite photos or even use them in different ways, such as having a photo turned into a canvas. A photo gallery wall could be a great idea to display a larger number of photos. If you want to have them all in one place, you can hang them together instead of spreading them through the house. Before you hang your photos, you can plan out your photo wall with paper, so you know where to put everything.
Add Some Special Touches to the Walls
Another way to brighten up a wall is to add some personal touches through stencils, stickers, painting, or wallpaper. Wall stickers are an excellent choice for any room, and they can be applied and removed easily. You can see lots of fun ideas for wall stickers if you visit aspectwallart.com. Wall stickers could brighten up a nursery or child’s room, or they could add a meaningful quote to your living room. They often offer options that you can personalise with names and other details so you can make them extra special.
Do Some DIY
Having things in your home that you have made yourself is a great way to personalise it. You don’t need to be particularly creative or an expert crafter or DIY person to make or alter some fun things. You could sew some home items, from cushion covers to embroidery samples, or you could create some artwork by painting or drawing. If you were feeling particularly ambitious, you might even want to try your hand at some woodwork, pottery, or metalwork to create something new for your home.
Upcycle Old or Boring Items
Do you have some old things that you’re thinking of throwing away? Instead of getting rid of something that’s boring or outdated, you could upcycle it instead. This could mean just refreshing it to give it a new life, or you could turn it into something completely different. If you have an old piece of wooden furniture, it’s easy to paint it to give it a fresh new look. Chalk paint is a good option if you just want to do a quick paint job without having to spend too much sanding or doing anything else. Use your creativity and imagination to come up with some ideas for how to transform your existing items.
A bit of greenery can do wonders if you want to personalise your home. You can choose plants that you love, and they will bring colour and life to your living spaces. If you don’t want to deal with caring for plants, artificial ones can be just as good. They can look very real and lend an authentic look to your home, but you won’t have to remember to water them or feed them. They might need dusting now and then, however,
Don’t leave your home looking drab and boring. Make it seem more like your home by adding some personal touches that are right for you.
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