Your home is your castle and you want it to reflect your personality as well as be a comfortable place to relax and enjoy yourself and your family. Besides placing Australian native plants here and there, you can find many different ways to create a warm and inviting home.
Below are 5 ways to inject personality into your home:
1. Be Bold (or Not)
This is your home, your space, and you can decorate it any way you want. You do not have to follow a pattern or plan that someone did before you. And you don’t have to create a living space you feel uncomfortable in. Be as bold as you want, or not. If you like bright colors, paint them in different rooms. If you like a more subdued color palette, go with that. There are no ‘rules’ when it comes to what you can and cannot do in your own space.
Many people like to display their collections or what they really like. Think about your grandmother who displayed her prized presidential plates or your aunt who liked avocados and had them everywhere. You can dedicate one wall or area of your living space with a collection, or you can incorporate the items into nearly everything. Think dogs or ducks, they can be on display as nicknacks on a shelf as well as on throw pillows and curtains. You can then take the colors of your favorite items and use that throughout the rest of the house.
3. Quiet Space
Think about what you like to do when you have time to yourself and want to relax. Did you ever have a book area at preschool or a Treehouse as a kid? Think about how that space helped you feel comfortable and relaxed. There were no doubt pillows and blankets and pictures of places you’d like to travel to or maybe abstract paintings. Make this space what you want most and enjoy it.
No one says you can’t mix and match different eras of furniture. If you like a modern chair hanging from the ceiling, and a buffet piece that looks like it’s from the set of Outlander, go ahead and put them together. Playing with furniture can be freeing and you never know what you will come up with. Complementary colors or wood style can help create a seamless style furniture mixture.
5. Make it Work
Whether you are an introvert and calm, or an extravert and bold, you can make your space work for you. Pops of color are not for everyone, but neither are wall-to-wall bookshelves. Use paint or fabric to cover things that don’t seem to go with your personality. Move furniture to the middle of the room or put it around the walls. Whatever works for you and your lifestyle is going to be the best option.
Even if you are renting your home, you can still use things you like and want within the walls of your house. There are several removable style wall and floor coverings that are temporary and will not damage the underlying surface. Investing in something like this can increase your happy home time.