Do you ever find yourself looking around your home and feeling like something is missing? Perhaps it just doesn’t have enough of your personality.
Decorating and accessorising your home is a chance to get in touch with your creative side. You can add a personal element to rooms, something that no other home in the world will have and no one can copy.
Adding a unique style can make it feel more like your home. At the same time, you don’t have to force yourself and really try to think outside the box, adding practical elements that represent your hobbies and routine is still adding a uniqueness that no one else will have.
Here’s some ideas of what you can add in order to accessorise your home to its full potential.
Tips on Adding Personality
Struggling to think of how to transfer your personality onto your home décor? Start simple with a favourite colour, maybe your number 1 hobby or style of music. Ask yourself what your favourite “look” is – is it a fashion style, art movement, maybe something from a particular decade? Does a 60’s rock n’ roll style sound like you? How about bright 80’s pop culture inspired colours?
Psst! You are allowed to look online at other people’s decorating for ideas, it’s not cheating and we won’t tell anyone. In fact, it’s a good place to start for a spark of inspiration. So have a little scroll through sites like Instagram or Pinterest. Even estate agent websites might hide some ideas if you occasionally find yourself browsing homes that you have no intention to buy (it’s a perfectly legitimate hobby!).
What Accessories to Use
You can buy many different bits and pieces from well known stores or from smaller businesses. Etsy is a good choice if you’d prefer a more personal and customisable touch.
You can either buy full items, or parts to mix and match. If you’re feeling creative and have the time, why not take up an upholstery project? Perhaps you already have furniture that just needs a spruce up. Sofa seen better days? Maybe you just need some new fabric and some replacement furniture legs.
Not only will you have the excitement of adding a creative personal touch to your furniture by getting to choose whatever colours and fabrics you want, you could also save a bit of money by not just throwing out your furniture and replacing the entire thing.
How Far Do You Take “Accessorising”?
As far as you want! You can either go all out and do a full redecoration or keep it minimal. If you only want a few extra dashes of your personality here and there, try small additions and accessories that already compliment or enhance your existing décor.
There’s also a middle ground, such as updating just some of the fixtures, fittings and parts of a room. Why not try a feature wall if you haven’t already? If you’ve never heard of the term before, a feature wall, aka an accent wall or a statement wall, is where you choose one wall in a room to decorate a little differently. It’s usually the wall you first see, or the one with the fireplace or TV.
You could paint your feature wall a different colour, either contrasting or just a different shade of the colour you already have. You can also just keep the wall the same colour as the rest, but put up shelves and other accessories.
Best Rooms To Try Accessorising
You can start with the rooms you spend the most of your time in such as…
Your living room – give your sofa a new lease of life, or try adding shelves to walls and accessorising them with photo frames of your favourite pictures, your book collection or pop culture items such as Funko pops.
Home office – do you have a home office? Accessorising can be used practically too, such as adding things that will maximise comfort and convenience like a computer riser. The same could be said for your bedroom.
The best accessories can make life easier, so why not add a personal touch to your home today?