When it comes to decorating your home, it’s all about creating a space that looks and feels ‘homey’ (with, of course, a personal touch!). Remember that a home is not just the place that you occupy, but it’s also where you and your family feel the most comfortable, connected, and safe. Here are some simple ways to make your home more personal.
Vamp Up Your Entryway
One of the best ways you can add some personality to your home this year is by investing in stunning and secure front doors. There are so many styles, materials, and sizes of front doors that will impress anyone who comes to visit you.
Whether you decide on a bold red painted door or a simple oak one, this conveys some of your style and personality even before anyone enters the home. Plus, adding a couple of hanging baskets either side of the door will create a warm and homely vibe for you and your visitors.
A simple way to bring color into your home is to hang some art on the walls.
We all have blank spaces on the walls which are ready to be filled, and you can really have some fun adding art into the home. Art is great because it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. You could choose a poster from one of your favorite movies, a canvas of a photograph you took on holiday, or even buy a painting from your favorite artist. If you have kids, art can also display your children’s best work and create a personal touch that brings them confidence, too.
Here are some easy ideas for displaying your kids’ artwork!
Share Family Photographs
Photography is a wonderful thing, and photographs can add a lot of culture and life into the home. When choosing photographs for your home, you can either buy from a professional, or you can use some of your own photographs and have them blown up into a canvas or a collage for your home.
If you have a simple design in your home, you can look into bringing some cushions into the space for some personality and fun. Cushions can come in all shapes, sizes and textures, and they will immediately change the way your living space looks when you walk in. You can even have different cushions which you use in the winter and the summer for a fun design that changes with the seasons!
If you want to add some color and make your home more personal (without going crazy with your design), you can bring plants with fun shapes and textures! For example, here are a few ideas based on the room.
- Kitchen: herbs and spices, chili plants
- Bathroom: Aloe Vera, cacti, orchids, other succulents
- Living room: peace lily, snake plant, grasses
- Dining room: a vase of fresh flowers
To display personality and character, you can look at more than just the art hung on your walls. Your home will likely be filled to the brim with small ornaments and/or figurines, toys, or knickknacks that you’ve collected throughout different experiences, vacations, etc. Although not traditionally a part of the décor, these small things can add an extra layer to your interior design.
For easy, seasonal décor (that can be easily removed during different times of the year), you can hang garland in different parts of the home. The beauty of garlands is that you can change them according to the seasons and also for different events. For example, here are some ideas based upon the season or time of year.
- Spring: flower garland, ivy
- Easter: Easter egg garland, bunnies and chicks
- Summer: palm leaves, yard artifacts
- Autumn: golden leaves, pumpkins, twigs
- Halloween: spider webs, bats, pumpkins
- Winter: snowflakes, red berries
- Christmas: tinsel, lights, holly
Everything you can think of can be made into a garland, so you can have some real fun choosing the different garlands you want to hang up in your home this year. Be as creative or reserved as you want, and you can even make your own if you are brave enough!
Looking for other decorating ideas? Head to our Home Décor page!