While staying current on home decor trends and interior designers is helpful when it comes to your own place, it might feel like your home feels a little bland or impersonal. Although neutral tones can look great on furnishings, walls, and accessories, you might end up missing the more individual touches that truly make a home feel like your own. If you’re wondering how to personalize your home interior, here are three great ideas to inspire you.
Display your favorite photos
Photographs are a fun, simple way to bring a personal element into any part of the house. How you arrange the snapshots can be as complex or simple as you like.
You may simply want to display family photographs in frames on the mantel or side table, for example. Or, get a little more creative with a gallery wall and other customized items, such as fridge magnets or cushions that feature your pics on them.
It can be tempting to put up every single picture you love, but that can overwhelm a room. Instead, try rotating photos every few months to bring a fresh look to a room while simultaneously keeping different memories close to you.
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Personalize your home interior with items made from old clothes
If you’re like most people, you have piles of old clothing that you no longer wear or fit into but cannot bear to part with them. I just told my hubby this morning about some shirts he has in the closet that he hasn’t worn in over a year!
It can be hard to part with items that you associate with special memories, so it’s understandable that you hang onto them. Yes, that includes tops and other clothing!
Instead of just leaving them to collect dust in the closet, why not make them part of the home by repurposing them? That’s a custom project if ever I heard of one.
For example, put special items on display in a frame to capture the moment that the outfit was worn. I want to do that with my wedding veil.
Another great idea is to turn old clothing into new pieces like these quilts from myt-shirtblanket.com. This is a great way to add a comforting element to your TV room or bedroom. It also reuses materials for an eco-friendly approach.
Create a chalkboard wall
Finally, a chalkboard wall is a terrific way to personalize your home interior. Plus, it’s easy to update whenever you want to, and there are countless ways to do so.
Creating an entire wall like that involves painting it in specially formatted chalkboard paints. Then, write and draw on it. Simply wipe it clean when you want to put a new design on it.
It doesn’t have to be a full wall, of course. You may simply want to dedicate a small area, such as a part of a kitchen.
All ages and members of the family can use the chalkboard area. Encourage children to decorate them freely and keep the rest of the home safe from unwanted scribbles. There are lots of colorful chalks out there.
You may also want to use your chalkboard to make practical reminders, such as shopping lists or note down important dates. Another idea is to decorate it with unique quotes that inspire and uplift you every day. Get great quotes from your favorite books, songs, and movies.
What are some other ways to personalize your home interior?