When it comes to home decorating, nice furniture and color schemes only go so far. If you want to truly make a house a home, it takes those personal touches. Personal touches are what allow you to put your stamp on a place, making it completely unique to your personality and style. Let's take a look at some creative ways you can give your home some personal polish.
Hang art you love
There are tons of options when it comes to hanging art. Many craft and department stores, as well as online stores, carry art prints at a reasonable price. If you want a painting, but not the high price tag, check out your local art galleries many carry art painted by students for a small price. Love taking lots of photographs? Have some personal scenery or people shots that mean a lot to you blown up and framed.
How you display them is up to you as there are numerous ways to accomplish creating something eye-catching. An accent wall dedicated to your favorite photos is one idea. Frame your favorite prints or photos in frames of different shapes and sizes, hanging them up on the wall gallery-style. Or, go with something like black-and-white photos in frames of the same sizes and lined up in uniform formation. If you don’t want frames at all, consider having your images printed on wood, canvas, or glass.
Tassels, fringe, pom-poms, braided cord, and nail heads are great additions to items you already have in the house. Really! It’s these little embellishments that go a long way in providing beautiful textures— especially in neutral or monochromatic spaces. Even if your home’s interior is full of color, trimmings can still push the look to new heights. Not sure where to add trim? Window treatments, tablecloths, pillows, headboards, shower curtains, and so many other things can all benefit from a little extra flair. et creative and add trim to what you feel can't live without it.
To learn a little more about trim in general and how to apply our gorgeous tape trim to one of your projects, pop over to our blog Top It Off With Trim: Practical Tutorial On Decorating With Trim.
Upholster a headboard
The bedroom should be your special retreat, so make it one. Custom bedding is a great place to start, but an upholstered headboard can really take the room to the next level. In addition to adding beauty, an upholstered headboard can provide comfort, style, and protection for your wall. If you can't afford a custom-made headboard, you can always make your own by following one of the many tutorials on websites like Pinterest.
To learn more about the history of the headboard, the benefits having one can provide, and how to ensure you get the right one for your space, read our blog The Beauty Of An Upholstered Headboard.
Create a reading nook
If you love to read, a reading nook is a wonderful way to give your home a personal touch. Not only is it a function option for a book-lover, but it’s also something that can be totally tailored to your unique needs and personality.
For the perfect reading nook, make sure you have a comfortable chair to curl up in— preferably, one that is covered in a fabric of your choosing. Or, keep the chair neutral and opt for a custom ottoman. If you have a window seat, consider a custom cushion to soften the space.
Paint is wonderful for so many things, especially for adding definition and character to a space. Painting a stripe in a contrasting color around your walls can really define the space. Adding paint in a richer tone of your wall color, or even in a contrasting color, can bring in warmth and depth. Have a piece of furniture that needs a facelift? Give it a coat of paint in a fun color. Bored with your tired bookshelf or built-ins? Try livening them up by painting the back wall so it peeks through the shelves.
Layer your window treatments
Window treatments of any kind finish off the look of a space, but layering a couple of different kinds of treatments really gives a room that wow factor. Here are a few options for layering windows stylishly:
- Hang valances over curtains
- Layer draperies with sheers
- Hang draperies over Roman shades or blinds
Be sure to take your time as you incorporate yourself into the space. Hastily assembled rooms look too cookie-cutter, but rooms assembled with deliberate thought are rooms that come across as true blue to who you are as a person and what you love in life.
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