Expressing Your Personality in a Home Renovation
Where your heart is, there your treasure will be also, and for most people, their home is one of those treasures. So it’s important to ensure that what’s dear to your heart is visible in your home. We all have certain styles we’re attracted to, but within those styles, there’s a lot of room to express your specific personality in your home renovation.Imagine a home that completely tells the story of who you and your loved ones are. Bringing your unique personality to your home remodel doesn't have to be a chore. The topics below are meant to guide you towards making your house feel more like a home.
Pick Particular Pieces
A classical art technique when approaching the composition of a piece is “work large to small.” The same is true in the composition of your home. While it can sometimes be tempting to skip to the exciting work of picking out finishing touches and decorations, start with your centerpiece items.
Go to antique stores and browse online until you find statement pieces around which you can build your room’s ambiance. A buffet in the dining room or a built-in bookshelf in the study can set the stage perfectly for your finishing touches. Find a particular piece you like and use it to center the rest of your creativity.
One of the best things about meaningful pieces of furniture in your home is that they evoke certain feelings.
Feature Your Favorite Colors
Color is important. In fact, it’s so important that an entire psychology of color has been developed around the ways in which various colors influence our moods and perceptions.
Whether or not you believe our brains are chemically impacted by their surrounding colors, it is true that we each have certain colors we gravitate toward more than others. Make sure that you find a way to feature your favorite colors, be they tranquil blues or statement oranges.
Finding and featuring your favorite colors in your home can be so exciting. There's an infinite amount of colors out there to choose from. You might even find yourself discovering a new color to showcase in your home!
Seek Materials that Speak to You
Materials are just as important as colors. Just like everyone is attracted to some terrains and topography more than others, so too are we each attracted to diverse textures. Take a walk, and take note of what speaks to you as you do so.
Are you attracted to iron fences and trellises? Rock gardens and stone fountains? Brick walkways and walls? Glass garden ornaments? Wooden bridges and barn doors? No matter how old and weathered the materials you meet, you’ll likely be drawn to some more than others, and this will give you a clue about what you should include in your own home renovation.
Start by identifying what you value. How do you want your home to make you feel every time you walk through it? If you love being outside in nature, try incorporating natural elements like wood, stone or granite. Also, be thinking of natural lighting to match the overall feel of your home.
Identify and Display Your Most Prized Possessions
Everyone has possessions they prize, and these pieces tell the story of you more eloquently than a thousand words. Whether it’s a family photo, a Monet original collected overseas, a record signed by Johnny Cash or your grandfather’s old saddle, make sure you find a way to display what you cherish. Don’t fear the unconventional. Create the original.
Having your most prized possessions on display is a wonderful way to give your guests insights to what you value. Displaying things that remind you of what you've accomplished is a great motivator as well. For example, if you're a photographer in your spare time, get a few large prints of your most memorable photos and display them in a gallery fashion!
House Your Hobbies
If you’re going to be comfortable in your home, you’ve got to make a space that not only looks like you but that also accommodates your activities. Create at least one place in your home where you can unwind with your favorite hobbies, be that an arts and crafts room, a workout room, or a well-outfitted library. No matter what it is, it's important to have your own personal space.
Use your imagination for this! If you're a book worm, consider creating a reading nook or maybe suspend a hammock to read on. Get creative! Integrating your unique personal space to your home is the best way to make you feel like yourself in your living space. It's such a great opportunity to display your passions and give you an excuse to take some time for yourself.
Finding Your Style
Finding your personal style can be tricky, but don't worry! Everything mentioned above is meant to guide you through the process of making your home more uniquely personal. If you make it a priority to follow each topic thoroughly, you should be able to pinpoint your values which will ultimately translate to a unique living space that feels like you.
Creating a uniquely personal feel to your home takes time. Just remember to ask yourself the important questions along the way. What do I value? How do I want to feel within my home?
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