I do not care if the colors clash. Personality should be reflected in a house.” -Jane Pritchard (Designer)
“There is no place like home”, a rather good sentiment when it comes to the comfort of your homes, but when your home looks like just everyone else’s, will it be a home you would always want to go home to?
In a myriad of various homes, how do you make yours stand out? Well, one of the easiest ways is to introduce a bit of personality in it. After all, a home can only be truly considered yours is if it has unique features that set it apart from others. Your home should not only be inviting but should also reflect your personal taste. However, most homeowners lament the fact that most designs feel rather detached and do not sit well with their home styling preferences. However, not to worry—whether you are living in a condominium unit in garden towers or are residing in a residential townhouse, here are some of the ingenious ways to give your home a dash of personality and truly stand out:
1.) Introduce some color
A good way to start giving your homes some personality is to throw some colors around. Break away from conventional colors that are not only dull and boring but are rather commonplace as well. If blues and greens are two of your favorite colors, then go for it. Utilize these colors by piling on some of these hues on your couch through some colorful throw pillows. For a greater and livelier impact, mix these pillows and make your couch the sole focus of the living room.
2.) Play with furniture
Your furniture should reflect your style. With this in mind, select furniture that is not only comfortable but is practical and is more or less similar to your image preferences. You will be surprised at how much this can change the appearance of a room. Look for unique styles, intricate details and vibrant colors as these will enhance your home’s overall look and experience.
3.) Share your travels
Whenever you and your family are out in one of your many travel excursions, do not forget to take a little souvenir for display back at home. By taking home a piece of your vacation, you are not only effectively cementing memories by incorporating them in your home decors, but you are also creating a modern way to introduce personality in your homes as well. Do not simply display photos atop coffee tables and kitchen counters, instead dedicate a whole cabinet as a travel display. Make it stand out by adding meaningful words as well. With this as a design setup in a living room, you can regale your guests with stories about your travels.
4.) Utilize your hobby
If you are rather skilled in arts and crafts, make your own décor instead of buying them. Showcase some of your best paintings in the living room, in the rooms and even in the kitchen. Even better yet, you can take it even further by creating a piece such as a stitched handicraft that matches the ambiance and the mood of a home.
5.) Put your most prized possessions on display
Select your most prized possessions (especially those that are significantly extraordinary) and put them on display either on the shelves or walls of your house. If you have a penchant for collecting kitschy stuff, then you would not have a hard time finding unique stuff to decorate your shelf with. These prized possessions can be anything from the chic baskets you bought in one of your foreign travels or the beautiful seashells you have collected while wading in the beach. However, do make sure that you tastefully arrange these items as you would not want to overwhelm your shelf. Remember, clutter is never attractive.
6.) Pick out unique decors
Whenever you are shopping for new furniture, do not settle for the generic looking armoire or coffee table, instead, go for something a little bolder and with more personality. Go for furniture that would make a statement by themselves, but while doing so, considering its functionality as well. Do not simply go for design alone if it renders the furniture practically useless. Invest in furniture that harmonizes both unique design and usability.