When you move into a new home, it can feel stark and unfamiliar. Especially if this is your first home, you may feel like you have nothing to fill up the empty space and make the house your own. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune or be a professional decorator to make a space feel personalized to your taste and lifestyle. Just follow these five tips to make any space your own.
What better way to make a space yours then by adding personal photos? Visit an arts and crafts store to find inexpensive frames. Fill the frames with photos of you and your family and friends. Choose frames with similar colors to use on a large wall for a gallery effect, or use a variety of frames to fill in smaller spaces throughout the house with personalized photos. Any area that feels stark and alien will feel more personalized with a photo of you.
Decorate With Initials
Letter decorating is all the rage right now. Everything is initialed, from pillows to metal sign blocks formed into words, initials, or names. You can even paint your initials onto a pillow purchased from the store. Use fabric paint so the paint will stick to the fabric. Place your last name initial, first name initial, or any other letter combo you want onto shelves, tables, counters, and any area that needs a little personalization.
Color And Paint
Another way to add your personality to any space is with color and paint. Painting a wall in your favorite color will instantly make a place feel like you. You can add your favorite colors in other ways as well, such as by picking out a colorful rug, choosing bright throw pillows and blankets, and picking curtains that match your favorite colors and textures. Adding color instantly makes any room friendlier, and personalizes a space. If you are not sure what color scheme to choose, you can look online for inspiration. A simple web search will bring up thousands of inspirational photos to choose from.
Use Heirloom Pieces
Do you have an heirloom piece, like an old piece of luggage from your grandfather or a special toy from your great-grandmother? Old furniture pieces from relatives are also great for using as personalizing pieces in your home. You can redecorate the piece to modernize it, if you wish, or simply use it as-is to make any space your own. Place the heirloom piece in a place of prominence so that guests will notice it when they walk into the room.
Make Any Space Your Own
Adding personal touches to a room will make it your own. You can do this by leaving your dirty socks on the ground, but there are also more sophisticated ways to make a space personalized. Think about where you have been and what your hobbies are. Do you like to travel? Decorate your home with travel posters, maps, and luggage. If you love to hike, try decorating with captured insects, seashells, and pieces of dried bark. If you are married, you could decorate with the theme of where you went on your first date. Little touches like these make all the difference in a home.
It is not difficult to personalize a new home, and once you get started, you will find that it is more fun than you thought!