For me, my home is one of the most important elements of my life. I love opening the front door to an environment that makes me feel calm and is decorated just how I like it. The thing is, this isn’t always possible. I don’t own my own home and went from living with my parents to uni accommodation to now renting out my apartment. Sometimes when you’re a renter it can feel like you can’t put your own stamp on the place however there are some things you can do to make it feel more like home. If you’re a bit stuck on how to add some personality to your living space look no further…
Create A Mood Board
If this sounds like a bit of a big job and it’s scaring you off, start by breaking it down. Don’t worry about how you’re going to create new decor or where you should even begin, step back. Because first, you have to get inspired. Making a mood board is a great way to do this. You could even look to do it on Pinterest. By bringing together images that represent you, your style, and your tastes, you’ll have a starting point that you can work with.
Stick To Your Favourites
When it comes to colours, you may feel a little overwhelmed. Because there’s just so many different colours to choose from and it can be confusing. But remember, you’re doing this to add a little slice of you into the decor. So be sure to go for colours that immediately jump out of you. Colours that fit your personality, colours that you wear a lot, and even colours that you tend to opt for when you’re buying decor for the home anyway. That way, you know that you’re sticking to your true tastes.
Go For Styles That You Love
It’s the same for the styles of decor and furniture that you’re picking out. Don’t always go for trends unless they’re ones that you’ve always loved anyway. Whether it’s a black chesterfield sofa or marble coffee table, make sure that you pick pieces that suit your own style. When you follow trends, you can end up with a nice look home, but one that still doesn’t feel like yours. So be careful!
Add In Personal Pieces
From here, you’re then going to want to think about really personalizing the space. You’ve chosen colours, fabrics, and furniture that all fit your tastes (and are in keeping with your mood board), and it’s time to make it more your own. Bring in photos, family ornaments, or personal pieces that just represent you. This is a great way to make your home reflect your personality.
Do Things Differently
Above all else, don’t be afraid to break the mould. Don’t just follow what others do, or go by how other homes look. Stick to your guns and go down your own path with the decor choices. That way, you’re really working with your own personality and preferences, and your home will feel like your own.