One of the best things about moving to a new home is that you get to start with a blank canvas and show off your artistic side. Whether you rent or own the place, you can transform it to reflect your personality and style so that coming home to it excites you.
However, it can be tempting to copy what others are doing with their homes if you feel like you don’t have a creative bone in your body. Or maybe your house already looks nice but lacks characterization of the people who live in it. If you crave a place that feels comfortable yet unpredictable, follow these tips.
Experiment With Bold Colors
You’ll often encounter the advice to stick to neutrals, and while it might be a safe option for inexperienced decorators, playing it too safe can be boring and speaks to a lack of personality.
Embracing your love for bold hues might be the trick to adding character to a room. It tells people you’re interesting and not afraid to take risks! You can achieve this by painting your walls with an unapologetic tint or planting a piece of furniture that differs from the rest in color, form, pattern, or texture, just like this navy blue credenza.
Avoid Matching Items
Buying matching pieces of furniture is a no-brainer because you just know they work. Unfortunately, items that come in sets or pairs sometimes do not pose any decorating challenges anymore. On the other hand, breaking the rules and combining otherwise mismatched pieces tend to be more visually stimulating.
You don’t need to make a grand statement or go overboard with blending eclectic items together to give your home a bit of attitude. Something as simple as combining these black and green dining chairs creates a nice, exciting twist.
Surround Yourself With the Things That You Love
While many of us only get to spend a few hours inside our homes, we still consider it our favorite place. It’s where we find peace, rest, and refuge. Our first homes, in particular, hold lasting memories that give our lives meaning. From planning that first trip together as newlyweds to watching your eldest take their first step, your home bears witness to all your beautiful milestones. Photographs, travel souvenirs, and other decorations that are unique to your personal experiences and memories create that atmosphere of uniqueness inside your house.
If you’re looking for the perfect storage to display your precious mementos, check out this curio cabinet from Ava’s Attic.
Don’t Dismiss the Idea of Consignment Shopping
If you’re going to just follow the herd and buy what everyone’s buying, your home will end up looking like a page from a magazine. While it’s useful to take advice from interior design experts, it’s equally important to stay true to who you are and trust your style.
Consignment shops like Ava’s Attic are a treasure trove of unique finds that will fit every discerning homeowner’s taste. It’s a place where you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that weren’t mass-produced, like this vintage piece.
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