5 ways to make your home suit your personality

Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Is your home desperately crying out for some personality? This doesn’t necessarily mean that every room needs to display photos or be cluttered with trinkets from your travels. You can create interior décor that suits your personality via the littlest of things. Sometimes something as simple as the light fitting that you choose can be deemed “very you.”

Choose quality over quantity 

As we’ve mentioned, when redesigning your interior clutter isn’t always the best way to go. Work with the age-old phrase of “quality over quantity” in mind, choosing more expensive pieces that you love rather than opting for a few cheaper pieces that are in style. Think about it, the things that are gracing the pages of interior design mags now may not be fashionable in a few years time, so it’s probably a better idea to save up for something that you know you’re going to love for years to come.

Don’t stick to one theme 

Although choosing a theme and sticking to it is an easier way to approach interior design, this does not necessarily mean it’s the best way to inject personality into your home. More often than not, making everything in your home suit one theme can make it look and feel more like a hotel room rather than reflecting who you are and what you love. So, try to mix things that you love regardless of which theme it would slot into. It’s worth remembering that there are no real rules when it comes to redecorating your home.

Repurpose your own furniture 

What’s a better way to add personality to your home than to get a hold of some vintage furniture that you can repurpose to your liking? Head to your nearest charity shop or second-hand store and pick up furniture for a low price that can easily be turned into your next upcycling project. Again, it’s important not to go too overboard with the repurposing as your home could end up looking like a warehouse rather than a stylish pad.

Add some personalised items 

Even though we said that it’s best to avoid a huge display of photos in every room this doesn’t mean that you can’t add some personalised items. Instead of photos, however, you might want to incorporate some of your hobbies into your décor such as a blanket that you’ve knitted, some of your paintings or some prints from your favourite movies. When it comes to your prized possessions and trinkets, display a few neatly on a shelf to avoid clutter. If you can’t bear throwing any away, you can always keep them in rotation, so they all get some time in the limelight.