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We all want out homes to feel like, well, home. Without some small, personal touches scattered about, it can start to feel like you’re a stranger in your own home. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to personalize your home that can give your home a comforting, familiar flair without detracting from its overall style.
Give Wall Decals a Try
If you want an easy, noncommittal way to decorate your walls, look no further than decals. They’re inexpensive and easy to apply, and they come in every size, color, and shape you could possibly think of. Looking for a way to personalize your kid’s bedroom? Get a decal of their favorite princess or superhero. Need some motivation when you wake up in the morning feeling groggy, demotivated, and otherwise out of sorts? Put an inspirational quote in your bedroom, bathroom, hallway, or kitchen. To really personalize your home, you can order a custom-made decal of an important quote, a special motif, or a huge, black-and-white portrait of your family. It’s a bit pricier but well worth it.
Write on a Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboard walls aren’t just fun; they’re practical, too. Whether it’s a chalkboard wall or a stand-up board, you can write and scribble to your heart’s content. Use it to plan your grocery list, write a motivational quote each morning, or let your kids decorate it however they want. If you don’t want chalk all over your floors, walls, and tables, then pegboards, whiteboards, or corkboards work just as well. You can draw on them and hang things up just as you would with a chalkboard.
Show Off Your Talents
Another simple way to personalize your home is to show off your family’s talents. Do you love to knit? Make some comfortable throw blankets for your couch. Is your spouse a woodworker? Ask if they’d be willing to make some wooden furniture or décor for you to display. Have a kid who’s an artist in the making? Hang up their pictures on the fridge or frame them and display them proudly on your walls. Whether you’re an artist, knitter, woodworker, musician, pottery-maker, or master chef, there are plenty of ways to display your talents and passions in the home.
Tell Your Life Story Through Pictures
The easiest way to give your home a personal touch is to include photographs of family members, friends, and other loved ones. These can be framed or unframed and kept on the wall, a designated shelf, or wherever else you see fit. One way to incorporate photographs into your interior design is to get together with your family and create a big, collaborative collage. You can hang this up in your living room, front hallway, or another central area of the home so that you can be reminded of your loved ones every time you pass it.