8 Ways to Add Personality to Your Home
Our homes are our havens and our sanctuaries. They are a space we share with friends and family, so it makes sense for them to reflect us and our personalities. It can be difficult to show our own personal style, and with so many interior styles and trends to keep up with, making our homes feel personal and unique can be tricky.
Incorporating your personal taste into your home can seem confusing but there are a few simple things you can do and think about to ensure your home reflects you and your taste.
Look for unique furniture
Take a look around flea markets, vintage antique shops and even car boot sales in search for statement pieces of furniture. A unique chair or vintage side unit will instantly add some personality to your home. Be inspired by different eras, design styles and materials. Being brave with statement pieces can create a really exciting space that shows your tastes, knowledge and expertise.
Adding cushions and throws in your favorite hues will instantly add some excitement to your interior space. Highlight your personality with cushions, curtains and throws in your favorite colors. If you want some inspiration take a look at colors in artwork, photographs or even your favorite clothes. You can always add more color with rugs, curtains and large art.
Experiment with lighting
To add some of your personality, think about creating different types of lighting in your home to suit different times of the day. Side lamps and dimmers will give you the option of creating soft mood lighting for when you want to feel cosy, and spot lights and desk lights will help to create task lighting for activities. Add some of your personality with different lamp shades and interestingly designed pieces. Statement chandeliers and pendants are another great way to show your personality with lighting.
Show your travels
Another way to add personality to your home is to let your favorite travel places or countries inspire your interiors. Display any items or souvenirs you have collected on your holidays and look for furniture or traditional textiles from your favorite countries to add some of your life experiences that reflect your memories and your personality.
Experiment with wall coverings
Using colored paint on the walls is one way of expressing your personality, but you could also experiment with textures such as venetian plasters or beautiful wall coverings that help you feel closer to nature or express your unique personality in some way. Covering walls with paneling, mirrors, wall paper, decorative plasters or thinking of something unique that has meaning to you will help express your personality in a really original and special way.
Open shelving in the kitchen
Opting for open shelving units in place of wall cupboards in your kitchen will instantly add some personality to your home. Displaying your kitchenware and any larder items in large glass jars will create a really interesting wall and display your personality in a humble way. You could also hang things on the walls or on hooks, use dried herbs or live plants to bring out your ideas about health, lifestyle and how you feel about food. Adding personality to your kitchen is one of the easiest ways to personalize your home.
Dress your bed
Selecting cushions and throws for your bed is a great way to refresh and add personality to your bedroom. Mixing and matching crisp cotton or linen sheets with textured, detailed cushions is an inexpensive way to show your style. Adding an upholstered headboard or oversized cushions will also add some personality, then tying these in with other items in the room will help t express your personality in the space.
Refresh your hallway
Your hallway is usually the first space you enter when you come home and it is also the space where you welcome guests. You can easily add personality to this space by using accessories such as large mirrors, floor vases, coat hooks in your favorite style, cushions, boxes, plants and any unique ways to store items. You could also hang curtains across any doors too add color and texture.