Wanting to put a personal stamp on your place is a natural desire that comes with the process of buying a new house. That may seem challenging, however, if you and the previous homeowner have very different tastes in decorating. Not to worry! Here are 11 projects that can help personalize your house so it feels like a home.
- Paint the front door. Yes, something so simple can make a huge difference! And, it costs way less than repainting the entire exterior of the house. Throw in some shiny new hardware and locks and you’ve got yourself a fresh look.
- Wallpaper the powder room. You can really make your mark in your home by adding a bit of unexpected style to your powder room. If you’ve thought about doing something bolder and more colorful, this is the place to go for it.
- Swap out a light fixture. Replacing a boring or outdated light fixture with a stylish one can really boost the appearance of a room. There is such a wide variety of beautiful lighting available these days, it’s easy to find something to fit any decorating style.
- Create a drop space. You may not realize it but having a designated spot for keys and other important items can make your place feel downright homey. It doesn’t matter if you put up a row of hooks or simply have a catchall dish on an entryway table–just make sure it’s convenient to your lifestyle.
- Upgrade window treatments. Window treatments are a decorating detail that can really give your space a personal and polished look. From Roman shades to wood blinds and airy curtains to floor-to-ceiling drapes, there’s no shortage of window treatments to choose from.
- Hang things on your walls. The walls in your home are a blank canvas, so use them. It can be a large-scale piece of art, mirrors, a variety of framed family photos, or a combination of all three–whatever you choose, make sure you love it.
- Roll out a comfortable rug. An area rug can offer many things including protection for your floors, color and texture, and of course, comfort. Having at least one space in your home with a rug can make that space feel extra welcoming while radiating personal style.
- Paint a wall or two. Painting a wall or two, in a color you really enjoy, is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to give your home a personal touch. Getting a touch of color on the walls will make your house feel more like a home and can also aid in planning the rest of your home’s color palette.
- Update kitchen and bathroom details. For many, a full remodel isn’t always feasible after making a large purchase like a house. That doesn’t mean you can’t freshen up your kitchen and bathroom in smaller, more affordable ways. Change out the faucets, cabinet hardware, towel bars, light fixtures and mirrors for an updated look more suited toward your tastes.
- Put effort into your outdoor space. It doesn’t matter if you have a small slab of a patio, a large wraparound porch, or a large back deck–find a way to add features that will make your home a comfortable one. A fire pit, hammock or swing, grill, and table set are just some of the ways you can entice friends and family to get outside and enjoy themselves.
- Layer in cozy comforts. Small accessories can certainly make a place feel much more personal and welcoming. Decorative pillows in a fabric you love, plush throws and rugs, fresh flowers in a vase, and pretty accent lighting are all smaller items that can make all the difference.
Now that you have some ideas on how to personalize your home, let us help get you started. Stop into one of our showrooms or browse our collection of fabrics, pillows, custom furniture, and rugs online.