Sometimes, you never really feel at home in your own house until you’ve added some personal touches. After all, these little things can make any structure feel lived in and truly yours.
And it’s the same thing with the other aspects of your life, right? As humans, we have a constant need to belong but we also want to show the world who we are, and the best way to do that is through personalization.
So whether you’re a new homeowner or are just looking to revamp your house’s look, you might benefit from these tips on how to customize your home.
1. Add a fresh splash of paint
It might seem like such a minor thing, but paint can actually do wonders for the mood and general vibe of your place. It’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to personalize your home.
Don’t have a palette in mind yet? Try sampling paint colors or just painting an accent wall in your home. This might give you some inspiration to continue with the rest of the property. You could also base colors off the function of the rooms: bedrooms should be calming, bathrooms should look clean, and common areas are recommended to be warm and energizing.
2. Incorporate your interests and hobbies
Try to think of the activities you enjoy doing while you’re at home. Another way to customize your space is to fill it with things and areas that allow you to enjoy your passions. These would definitely make you want to live in your house.
For example, if you’re fond of cooking, you might want to have a bigger kitchen and more space to accommodate your tools. If you’re a bookworm, you might enjoy your very own reading nook, complete with pillows and bookshelves. If you usually have guests over, having a bigger living space to entertain them might be one of your priorities.
3. Go crazy with decorations
Decorations are a great way to tell your personal story and add some finishing touches to your home. You might even go full-on with customization and invest in pattern making and casting.
Here are a few ideas to spruce up your home:
- Got any trophies or personal mementos that you want to be reminded of? Put your personal collections on display.
- Get some photos up on the wall: family photos or even some memories from a trip.
- Plants and flowers can really liven up a place, so surround yourself with greenery.
- Invest in a quality rug. There’s nothing like stepping onto a fluffy and comfortable rug that shows off your personality.
4. Don’t forget to organize
You might fill up your space with all these personal touches, but it would all be for naught if they aren’t strategically placed and organized. Adding everything in without a system would defeat the purpose and might make your house look cluttered and messy.
So while you’re stocking up on decor and paint and furniture, try to include storage options in your shopping list as well. If you already have built-in storage in your home, even better.
Remember though, that this is your home. You’re the one who knows best about how to make it feel welcoming and livable, so while you should keep the tips above in mind, you should also just go with what works for you.