Home is where the heart is. And that is why you want to live somewhere that is essentially an extension of you. You want it to be somewhere where your personality shines through and where you can relax at the end of the day. If you are living somewhere that is rented, or have just bought a new home that is a blank canvas, it can feel tricky knowing where to start. This is why I have put together my top five ways to add personality into your home.
Add rugs and cushions
If your home consists of laminate floors or hardwood floor, it can feel a little bare. Jazz this up and add in an instant personality boost by placing rugs down. Be sure to find a rug that suits your own style and taste – there are so many out there to choose from. Whether you opt for a shaggy white rug, a colourful Persian rug, or a rattan weave, each will reflect a bit of you in the space. Other tactile touches you can add include cushions and throws to your sofas and armchairs. From wacky and wild to demure and understated, don’t be afraid to experiment with these as they are so easy to chop and change around when you feel like it.
Add artwork to the walls
Never underestimate the power of artwork. Artwork has the ability to transform a blank space into something expressive and exciting. Think carefully about the sort of space you are working with and consider the colours and styles of items you already have in the room. If you have white walls and muted toned furniture, you may want to put a large colourful piece on the walls to add a splash of colour, or you may wish to continue with a monochrome colour theme. Your artwork could also be of places that you have been, and that tell a story, or just something as simple as a piece that you saw and fell in love with. As long as you love it and feel it fits in your space, it is perfect for you and to add a touch of personality.
Add in some knick-knacks
While you don’t want your home to feel overly cluttered, you also don’t want it to look like a pristine showroom. If your house looks too perfect and impersonal, it can feel cold and unwelcome. Be sure to put up little trinkets you’ve accumulated over the years, whether from your travels, or just when out and about. These will make you smile when you see them and also add plenty of personality to your home. Well-loved books are another great way to do this, and they double up as entertainment for you as well as something that looks good on shelves.
These are just a few ways that you can add some personality into your home and make it a place you want to spend all of your time in. Even the addition of a few small things can make a big difference, and the best thing is you can move it around whenever you feel like. Remember your home is your space that you make just for you, so organise it in whatever way makes you happy.