For me, it was super exciting to start planning all home projects on my new home.
I just completed one year since I moved out and still have so many things to do.
The truth is that when you think about personalising your space – you need to go for a style that matches your personality and interests.
I do like to plan it carefully, room by room, but it will be done according to my budget.
There is something about making your living space feel unique to you is not only satisfying but also enhances your overall well-being.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply looking to refresh your current space, here are some creative and practical ideas to help you make your home truly yours.
Customised Artwork and Decor
Yep. Giving a bit of personal touch to your home project should be something that people take more seriously. I am sure there are plenty of local artists in your area, waiting to be discovered.
Some commission local artists to create personalised artwork or family portraits as well.
So, this way, you can display your artwork or photographs that hold special meaning. I like to go for prints that can be framed or graffiti artists that can also make a personalised work for you.
Another home project on hold in my new home is to fill my hall wall with décor items brought for our travel journeys and decor items that resonate with your hobbies and passions.
They are like a bookmark for all the amazing memories brought from your adventures around the globe.
I do love using personalised collections to give my home a character too. In this case, I have brought all my husband’s vinyl collection can be displayed (and played) in the living room.
Showcasing your collections, whether it’s vintage vinyl records, books, or action figures is a way of showing your personality. It’s always important to have a dedicated space at home to display your hobbies and passions.
I don’t know about you, but I love DIY. There is nothing more exciting than creating custom furniture and décor pieces for your home.
Nowadays, with the help of a good video tutorial, you can personalise items like shelves, tables, or frames with your designs or colours.
I would recommend you create a custom board on the wall to keep your favourite memories.
Who doesn’t like furniture with character? I just love it. So, why not invest in pieces that tell a story, like antique pieces or handmade items?
Reupholster or refinishing existing furniture to match your style are also a great option. If you are in the UK and have no patience for DIY, you can always look for bespoken upholstery services in Bristol or other cities in the country.
Upcycling and recycling are other great options for reusing old pieces to transform old furniture or objects into something new and unique. It’s the perfect time to give life to vintage finds with a creative twist. Not to mention, it is a way of personalising a space while reducing waste too.
If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can do a combination of all those projects, mixing and matching furniture styles for an eclectic, creative, unique vibe.
Colour Palette and Paint
Choose a colour palette that resonates with you and your emotions. I am all to pastel colours. However, I understand that choosing a colour palette can be a challenging task in-home projects.
It involves considering various factors to ensure the colour and finish meet your aesthetic and practical needs. In this case, the best thing to do is to do some tests and use paint techniques to add depth and character to your walls.
I am not afraid of mixing and matching colours that will give me the personalised look that I want for my project. It is valid to observe the samples at different times of the day to see how the colour changes in different lighting conditions.
Another way of adding more character to your walls is considering textures and patterns to add some depth to your project.
If you’re unsure about colour choices, finishes, or techniques, consult with interior designers or professional painters for advice. And why not create a gallery wall with a mix of art, mirrors, and decorative items?
Lighting, right? If you have access to natural light, here we go, you are fortunate. I always liked to live in houses with big windows to make the most of the daylight.
When we maximise natural light during the day with well-placed windows, curtains, and blinds, we can reduce the need for artificial lighting and connect your home to the outdoors.
That is a perfect scenario, right? But what should we do when we live in places with not enough good lighting?
The truth is that choosing the perfect lighting for your home involves a combination of aesthetics, functionality, and energy efficiency.
You can use a mix of lighting sources like floor lamps, table lamps, and string lights and even experiment with different bulb colours and brightness levels.
I usually don’t use the main lights in my rooms. Even in the winter, I still prefer using candles to have a more natural vibe to the rooms.
Remember your home is a canvas for self-expression, and the possibilities for personalising it are endless.
These ideas can help you create a space that not only looks unique but also feels like a true extension of your personality and interests. Don’t be afraid to experiment, mix styles, and let your creativity shine as you turn your house into a one-of-a-kind home.