Making your home unique via personal touches allows you to make your home feel like you. Many of these personal touches also make great conversation starters when you have guests over. Here are a number of different ways to make your home unique than simply hanging family photos!
Bring Your Hobbies and Passion Into Your Home
Perhaps you love to sail or you love to play music; bring these elements into your home via accent or statement pieces. Of course, when bringing in these pieces, stay away from giant box-stores; instead, visit an antique shop or a local flea market to find truly unique pieces.
Incorporate Your Travels into Your Decor
Incorporating your travels into your decor with paintings, small statues and other trinkets, is a great way to add a personal touch to your home. Your many travel stories will be living on your walls and all around your home. Perhaps you use a small statue as a bookend or you display your collection of teapots on a shelf. The possibilities are endless.
Hang Creative Art
Hanging more unique pieces of art doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, perhaps you have someone in your family who likes to paint (this may even be your own child!). This is a great way to make your home unique. You could also make a trip to your local fair and invest in a piece of local art; you could hang a map on the wall or the longitude and latitude numbers of the place you got married. Hanging this type of art on your wall will ensure that there is nothing like it anywhere else.
Incorporate Vintage, Hand-Me-Down Pieces
Perhaps you inherited your grandparent’s dining cabinet but it has been sitting in the garage not being used. Utilize these pieces in your home – it will add a lot of interest in your home while keeping memories alive. Do not be afraid of updating these pieces or using them in unexpected ways. Your grandparents will not be offended.
Add an Accent or Feature Wall
This is a great way to make a bold and unique statement to any room. Adding wallpaper to one wall while the others are painted (or even changing the colour of the paint on this wall) will make the entire room feel different from everyone else.
If you are looking for more ideas on how to create your dream home and how to make it more personal, consider contacting an interior designer. Bedford Brooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelaine. Contact us today for more.