Whether you’ve just built your dream home or you’ve lived in the same space for years, we all want to put our own stamp on our spaces. The good news is you don’t need to overhaul any huge renovations just to make your home feel like yours. It’s the details and accents that really personalize your interior, in fact, the entire home.
You don’t want to live in a place that feels like it belongs to someone else. On the other hand, you also don’t want your interior to come across like a stale hotel room. How do you find a balance that shows off the best of your personality without becoming a full-on personal shrine? Here are 7 unique ideas to get you started. Believe it or not, they’re simpler than you think.
1. Hang Your Personal Photos
One of the biggest things that separate your home from the bland interior of a hotel room are the photos. While hanging art and interesting photography is great, you want to breathe your own personality and experience into space. Your personal photos do just that by highlighting your favorite memories. They’re also a great conversation starter when hosting guests.
If committing to a single set of photos is hard, try removable strips so you can change up your photos as you make new memories. To make your photos all match, use a filter to include your existing color scheme. Remember, you don’t have to be a professional photographer to display your photos at home! Just make sure your images mean something to you.
2. Purchase Custom Furniture
Mass-produced furniture had its place in your college dorm and in your first post-grad apartment, but it’s time to let it go. Custom furniture lasts a lifetime, and you don’t have to worry about it going out of style. Deck out your space with mature, classic pieces like an extendable dining table that grows with your home. These pieces will become the backbone of your entire style. Plus, you won’t have to worry about replacing them in a few years.
3. Update Kitchen Accents
Let’s be real: kitchen remodels are expensive. We don’t all have budgets for new appliances and cabinetry, but we can add modern accents that reflect our personal tastes. The simplest changes include things like a new sink faucet and new drawer pulls. You can quickly and easily modernize these features without needing any extensive DIY skills or breaking your budget. It’ll feel like a whole new kitchen!
4. Add a Plush Rug
We all love the chic and clean look of hardwood floors. That being said, all that wood sometimes makes your home feel cold. Your interior space is where you go to relax after a long day. Who doesn’t want to sink their toes into a plush rug?
While you shouldn’t overdo it, including a squishy, cozy rug to the more relaxed areas of your house is a great way to add a dose of personality. However, keep these rugs away from high-traffic areas. There’s nothing cute about a rug that always needs to be cleaned.
5. Remove Clutter
Clutter in our homes has been proven to cause stress. If you come home every day to a stack of bills and an unorganized space, your brain gets the signal that work isn’t done. End the stress once and for all by removing the clutter.
Create a clear place for all of your belongings that keeps them from piling up. For instance, if you always drop your keys and mail by the door, install a key hanger and an organizer for your stray mail. These small changes will help your place look neat, and also ease your mind.
6. Grow Indoor Plants
A splash of greenery can cause a big boost in your mood. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can manage indoor plants like succulents, lucky bamboo, and cactuses. These are easy to grow and don’t take a lot of care. They also look stunning mixed in with your other belongings.
Add houseplants around your favorite furniture, or small succulents on unexpected shelves. This quite literally will breathe life into your interior.
7. Deep Clean
Finally, the last idea for a personalized space is simply to go to town with a mop and broom. Use a natural house cleaner and really scrub your home. When was the last time you vacuumed under the couch? Dusted the ceiling fan? These small details will do wonders to transform your home. There really is power in a refreshed, clean space.
Your home is a place that’s entirely yours. It’s up to you to make sure it feels personal, inviting, and cozy. These ideas above go beyond just improving the look of your home. They add to your relaxation every day. More importantly, they prove that it’s the small things that make the biggest impact. How will you personalize your interior?