Buying a home is often a big highlight in your life. It is, after all, one of the most expensive purchases you can make in your lifetime. It can often be a stressful process, and it certainly can feel daunting and overwhelming. But once you have your keys the excitement takes over and all you want to do is stamp your own mark on the place and make it home. However, we can all feel little creative block when it comes to decorating and furnishing a home we haven’t been in for too long. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can add a personal touch and make this new house your home.
Fall in love with the furniture you put into your home
When it comes to furnishing your home it can be so tempting to air on the side of functionality and convenience, even on price, rather than buying and investing in the pieces that you just fall in love with. While some of the furniture we have in our home needs to be for functional use, don’t be too tempted to go all out and take the time to save for pieces that will last. Whether you are looking for Antiques from Westland London or you like the idea of hunting out bargains i flea markets or boot sales, you will always feel far more happier filling your home with furniture that you love and that will add to the character of the home.
Decorate with your personality in mind
Your home should always be a reflection of your personality if possible. So take the time to really think about what you want from your home. Perhaps you are quite a colourful character, then add a bit of colour to your walls. If you lie a certain era or decade, the use that as inspiration. Perhaps adding vintage or retro pieces of furniture or accessories to give your home the personality it craves.
Make it personal
Add some personal touches to your home through pictures. Maybe putting in some of your favourite memories in frames and display them around your home. Pop your wedding photographs or baby pictures on the wall. Even consider a picture gallery wall as some sort of feature to give your home that personal touch. It is a great way to remind yourself throughout the day of some of the best memories you have. Especially if you are feeling a little glum at that moment in time.
Add statements through flooring and lighting
Finally, make statements to your home in the type of flooring and wall and ceiling lighting you have. These two areas specifically can add real character to your home, and make it quite special. Real hardwood flooring or unique laminate options. Vibrant and luxurious chandeliers or something a little more modern. The choice is yours, but don’t take for granted what these two areas can do for your home.
I hope that has given you some inspiration on some of the ways you can add a personal touch to your home.