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Your home should reflect a touch of your own unique personality. Decorating your place gives you so many opportunities to get creative and it can be a lot of fun. You can add personal touches that won’t break the bank and even create some of your own. Your home should be somewhere you feel relaxed and comfortable rather than a showroom. There are plenty of ways to add unique touches, however, without compromising on style. Here are some examples.
If you’re creative and enjoy a bit of DIY, then upcycling is a great way to add a unique touch to your home. The art of repurposing old furniture and household items is a growing trend and it’s better for the environment than buying new. You could try revamping old furniture with new upholstery, or find a new function for things you’ve got lying around in the attic. Try making planters out of household objects or storage ideas. The possibilities are endless.
A photo wall is a lovely way to add a personal touch to your home. Put together some prints of your family and friends and use them as a focal point in the room. You can think of your own unique way to display your photos. Arrange them into a particular shape or pattern. If you’re looking for other ideas to use or store your photos, check out this comparison. There are plenty of creative ways you can have fun with photos.
A touch of greenery
Plants make a nice addition to any room and there are several ways you can experiment with different indoor gardening ideas. You could use old drawers or boxes to build a mini flower bed for your indoor plants. Another idea is to set up an indoor herb garden and fill your kitchen with delicious aromas. The best thing about a herb garden is that it’s edible as well. You’ll have a constant supply for all your favourite recipes. If you have the space, you could also invest in some larger pot plants or small trees to create your very own indoor jungle. A touch of greenery creates a feeling of calm and is said to improve your mood. If you work from home, adding plants to your home office could even boost your productivity.
If you’re the creative type, you could try your hand at making your own artwork. If you’re not feeling confident in your artistic skills, you could have a look for interesting pieces in charity shops or research local artists. Wall art is a fun way to add a unique touch to any room and you can choose something that reflects your own personal taste and style. Why not break the rules and hang up artwork in slightly more unusual locations? Try under the window, or on your doors. Art work is a great way to draw focus. You could even add whimsy or your own sense of humour with art.
An economical option is to decorate with second-hand items. There are plenty of places where you can source these. Have a look at second-hand markets or in charity shops. You can also find plenty of second-hand furniture and decorations online. You’d be surprised what hidden gems are out there, and still in great condition. Going second-hand is also much better for the environment, and your wallet.
Nostalgia is another interesting theme. Whether it’s your own memories or vintage items, nostalgia definitely adds a unique touch to your home. You could use old photos and toys from your childhood to create a memory shelf. Display something that’s meaningful to you and that brings up positive memories. It’s up to you to be creative. If not, vintage posters are always in style. You could even look for interesting collections or novelty items.
Use focal lighting to vamp up your living room. With new lighting, you can create the atmosphere you desire. Use lighting to highlight focal points in the room whether these are pieces of artwork or attractive architectural features. Lighting is a great way to draw attention to particular aspects of your decor, as well as being functional.
Change the layout
Mix things up a bit with new and unique layout ideas. Create your own space that’s practical and suits your lifestyle. You might either want an open-plan space or to set up functional zones and areas, separated by furniture. Be creative with the layout of your home and find new ways to have fun with the space. Use accents to show off your new layout, by mixing textures and colours.
It’s time to declutter with some smart storage ideas. Add a unique touch by repurposing household items as storage options. If you’re good at DIY you could build your own shelving units using recycled wood or pallets. Make the most of your wall space and store things virtually. You could also invest in racks and boxes to help organise your cupboards. It’s a good idea to have a mindful decluttering every once in a while as well, it can be very therapeutic and satisfying. You might find new items for upcycling or creating your own decorations as well.
Travel mementos and souvenirs and a nice way to add a bit of culture to your home. They also bring back good memories of your holidays. Consider decorating your home with more fabrics and artwork you find on holiday, for example. That way, you’ll have something a lot more original. Each item will also have a story so they make great conversation pieces for when you have guests over.
There’s no reason why you need to conform to the latest interior design trends if you don’t want to. Break the rules this year with some unique decorating ideas. It’s a great way to add a touch of your own personality to your home, and get creative. With a few unique touches, you can really transform any room.