How to Personalise Your Home Decor

How to Personalise Your Home Decor

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Whether you have just bought a house or want something new, there are plenty of things that you can do to infuse some of your personality into your home's decor. You can go as big or as small as you want, and there are plenty of low-budget ways to do this. You can start by making small additions here and there or by personalising a whole room through renovations. Either way, you need to start with a vision and build on from there. Here are a few ways to personalise your home decor.

How to Personalise Your Home Decor

Add Wall Art

One of the easiest ways to personalise your home decor would be to add some wall art. You can get some nice pieces from a local gallery or an artist that you like, but if you’re running on a tight budget, you could go for canvas prints instead. There are plenty of services online that will turn virtually any image into a canvas and allow you to choose any size you want. You can have pictures of people you love, pets, or special events. You could even add motivational quotes if it’s for a study or a home office. Alternatively, you could look at pictures online and pick something inspiring or beautiful. If you want to decorate multiple walls around the house, make sure that you vary the number and size of the pieces. Make sure that all frames have the same shape, however.

Create Accent Walls

An accent wall can be one of the best features in a room when done right. You can use a nice colour, panels, veneer, or wallpaper to create one. Painting is the easiest way to do it, but you could use some nice brick veneer if you have a post-industrial loft, planks, or high-end wallpaper with nice patterns. You can also add some wall lighting to create a visual anchor around the bed.

Paint Your Front Door

Another thing you could do is repaint your front door. You could also replace it if you want to, and your budget allows. You’d be surprised at how dramatic of an impact simply changing the colour of a front door can make to a home’s facade. You can go a step further and get new address numbers and a new mailbox to match. Changing the door's fixtures will make it look even more luxurious.

Buy Fresh Flowers

Flowers have to be one of the cheapest ways to elevate a room and give it a touch of personality. A nice bouquet of fresh-cut flowers can serve as a great centrepiece for a kitchen table and will make the room feel more convivial while giving it a nice scent. You can also take single flowers from the arrangement and place single flower vases around the house.

These are all things that you can do starting today if you want to put your imprint on your home’s decor. Don’t assume that you have to go crazy; instead, you can start with small changes and go from there.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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