Does your home look like it’s your home? If you moved in and haven’t taken any steps to personalize your space, then the odds are that you haven’t done everything you can to make your home feel like it’s truly yours. Now that you have a house or apartment, it’s time to individualize it with things that make it feel like home. Here are five steps to personalize your home.
1. Paint It
Take a look at the exterior and interior of your home. Do the colors match your personality? Changing up the color on your walls and even your front door can help you personalize your home. If you don’t feel like painting the entire house, you can choose one wall in your home to make a feature wall.
All you have to do is paint it a different color than the other walls to make it truly unique. Feature walls typically look best in the living room, but they also look great in the bedroom. Make sure that the colors you choose complement the furniture and appliances in your home so that you don’t have to buy new stuff just because you splashed some paint on the walls.
2. Try Wall Art
You can put just about anything on your wall, from a large photo of your pet to blueprints art. No matter what you decide to stick on your walls, make sure that it truly makes your home feel like yours. There are a number of posters, decals, and even wallpaper that can fit your unique personality. You can also create a gallery wall using the fun art you find.
3. Bring the Outdoors Inside
You don’t have to start planting trees in your home to bring a little nature inside. Instead, get a few indoor plants that can brighten up any room and purify the air. Plants look great in almost any room of your house, but make sure you understand how to take care of them. Some plants will need to be placed in indirect sunlight, so you can’t place them on the windowsill no matter how cute they look there.
4. Focus on Lighting
Sure, lamps are great, but you should always aim to let in as much natural light as possible. Natural light not only makes your space feel larger, but it can help you feel more awake and productive throughout the day. Sunlight is good for you, so why not ensure that it gets into your home and can help you brighten up the place?
Plus, you can save money on your electric bill by turning off the lights during the day and letting the sunshine in.
Unfortunately, the sun isn’t up all the time. When you need a little bit of light at night or in the winter, find a lighting solution that can help you light up your home without getting in the way of your home decor. You can find luxury lampshades that fit your style so that each room has its own personality.
5. Check Out Your Furniture
Take a look at your current furniture to determine whether or not it fits your personality. Not all sofas and couches look or feel the same, so if your couch has seen better days, it might be time to go hunting for something new. You can find a couch in almost any color, and many are even reclining now so that you can feel comfortable when you sit down to read your favorite book.
If you want different pieces of furniture, try looking at chairs, which are available in a number of sizes, colors, and styles. You can find the perfect chair that will pop in any room and become the main focal point of the living room.
Don’t be afraid to make your home truly yours! Take this as a sign to start decorating with your favorite items and let your personality shine through.