10 Ways To Add A Personal Touch To Your Home

*This is a collaborative post

When you’re trying to create a home that you love, it’s so important for you to be able to do it in your own way. But, when it comes to buying an entire home, and attempting to decorate it, you may find that you’re overwhelmed. Because when you think about the project as a whole, you’ll have many rooms to deal with and you may have no idea where to start. And this is usually the point that you’ll get to where you’ll then start to look for interiors inspiration. Because it’s really daunting to know what sort of thing you should go for. But at the same time, when you’re doing that, you may find that you don’t always project your true tastes into decor - as it’s very easy to be influenced by what you see.

However, it’s more important than anything else for you to be able to add that personal touch to the home so that it feels like it's your own. Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, it can still be intimidating. Even when you think that you know your personal style well, you may not know how to get it out into each room, and finish it off well. And luckily for you, you’ll want to make sure that you can turn to the right ideas to help you to create the perfect home. Let’s take a look.

1. Choose Your Color Schemes Carefully

The very first thing that you need to make sure you do here, is to choose the best color schemes. This can set the tone for the entire interior design - so the colors have to be right. Try not to be too swayed by what others are doing or what you think you should have. Instead, when it comes to the room schemes that you set, make sure that you are picking colorways that come from the heart.

2. Focus On Function

When you’ve got your colors, it can be tempting to just dive on into the decor. But as you do this, you’ll want to make sure that you’re keeping the function of each room in mind at all times. It’s so important for you to break each space down and work out how you’ll use it and how it can facilitate your life. As you do, it makes it much easier to create a space that serves you.

3. Invest With Heart

Now, if you are thinking about spending a lot of money on your interiors, or even set areas, you will want to make the investment count. So make it personal. Yes, you will want to be smart and to stick to timeless pieces of furniture that will perhaps hold their value and stand the test of time. But, you do also need to ensure that you’re investing in pieces you really love, and that will bring you home alive in your own style.

4. Go Room By Room

Then, you need to make sure that you’re working between the rooms. Do not overload yourself by trying to bring everything together at once. Instead, start off small. Begin in one room, complete it, and then move on to the next. This can also help you to make sure that the rooms work together design-wise too. Doing one thing at a time makes the project more manageable.

5. Go The Extra Mile

And then, you need to make sure that you’re aiming higher. When you think the room is done, check again. Maybe you can make a few changes to the layout that look better? Maybe you can move bits from room to room. Try to put that little bit more work in to ensure each space is personal.

6. Add Luxury Touches

But that’s not all - another thing that you will find really allows you to make each room pop, is for you to make sure that there’s an element of luxury in each space. This doesn’t mean that you need to spend a lot of money. Instead, choosing the right touches, such as gold detailing, velvet fabric, or quality wood, can help. Aiming for quality over quantity also really works here.

7. Use Homemade Pieces

Sometimes, when you’re bringing too many generic pieces into your home, you’ll find that it can look a little like a showroom - or just not feel like your own. And so, it’s important for you to think about bringing in homemade pieces or different homewares that add some edge to an otherwise generic space.

8. Add Trinkets

As a step on from that, you may also want to aim to collect different trinkets and souvenirs over the years. If you feel as if your house is looking a bit cookie cutter, then you need to make sure that you’re bringing personal aspects from your own life into the home. From your passions to your hobbies to your experiences, these little touches really add a personal finish.

9. Style Each Space

One thing that many people forget to do when it comes to their homes, is to actually finish off each of the spaces. Sometimes, it’s easy to think that you can put a bit of furniture into each space and just hope for the best. However, you will probably find that actually, the room just does not feel right. And that’s because it’s not been styled. Yet when you stage the right accessories, your space will always feel more personal.

10. Do Something Unique

And finally, if you then want to make sure that you’re able to make your own feel very individual, then you’ll want to add your own unique spin to each space. Maybe you want to paint a mural or use a design theme you picked up on your travels? Or maybe you want to have a very minimal existence but then splurge on a movie room or a hot tub? Here, it’s all about doing something that is unique to you and your tastes.

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