Whether you’ve recently purchased a new home or think your old property deserves a bit of TLC, now might be a good time to consider adding more touches of personality to your home.
While home design trends were once more or less universal, experts are now seeing a shift toward personality-infused interiors. In 2022, a thoughtful interior reflects the hobbies, interests, and passions of the owner, so keep reading for tips on how to add more touches of you into your home.
Experiment with color
While neutrals were once uber-popular in the housing market, homeowners are now embracing style through color. In fact, painting your walls is recommended by top real estate agents as a cheap task that’ll add substantial value to your home, so feel free to experiment with different colored walls.
Go a step further by playing with color through wallpaper and textiles. Plants are also a great way of adding color and vibrancy while also showcasing your green thumb.
Show personality through artwork
If you have collected an assortment of paintings, photography, or colorful prints, these are great ways to show who you are through art. Look around for more pieces by checking out local artists in your community or visiting online sites like Etsy.
A collage of wall art is a great way to fill an empty space and use a mix of different styles without seeming cluttered. Alternatively, hang your favorite piece of artwork over the mantle to create an enticing focal point.
Find unique furniture pieces
Steer clear of large retailers for this one. While you might find convenience at places like Ikea, you won’t find anything one-of-a-kind.
Whether you’re looking for weathered, rustic furniture or mid-century modern pieces, your furniture says a lot about who you are as a person. Find unique second-hand pieces at flea markets and local antique shops, or ask your trusted real estate agent for recommendations if you’re new to the area. Don’t worry about mixing a bunch of eclectic pieces, as this will help add depth and personality to your home.
Design focal points in each room
Draw attention to the aspects of your home you want people to notice. For instance, hang a potted plant over your wooden dining table or frame an eye-catching painting over your fireplace. Remember, this is not only an opportunity to showcase the best parts of your home, but also to draw the eye away from less attractive areas.
Put your hobbies, interests, and passions on full display
Gone are the days of cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all interiors. Instead, really exemplify who you are through your design by implementing your passions in your design.
Love music? Put your record player and vinyls on full display. Have a favorite sports team? Frame your player’s jersey in a place of honor. Book worms, fill your shelves with your favorite works. Love spending time with friends and family? Fill the walls with your favorite photos.
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