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Give Any Room Some Personal Touches

When you are designing a room in your home, there are many qualities that you will generally want it to have. One which is going to be pretty common in most cases is that you will probably want it to be as personal to you as possible. If you can achieve that, then you are going to be much happier with it, and visitors and guests will be more likely to remark how unique the space is. But how do you actually make sure that you achieve this kind of individuality with the style of a room? In this post, we’re going to look at some of the basic things you can do to give any room some real personal touches.

Your Kind Of Artwork

art exhibit 1604991Not many rooms are going to feel complete without some kind of artwork adorning the walls. This is actually a fantastic opportunity for you to make the room as personal as you like, as you probably have a specific taste in artwork which is not quite like anyone else’s. If you are struggling to decide on artwork that you would like, then you will need to think about looking around at different styles. In time, you will be able to work out what kind of artwork is likely to be the kind you like – and then it’s a simple case of finding a decent art printing service and having them printed, getting them framed and putting them up on the walls.

Photographs Of Your Life

old photos in the wooden box 5842Photographs are always likely to be fairly personal, especially if they are ones from moments of your own life. If you have a lot of these that you would like to proudly display, you might even want to make a collage of them and have that be one of your main displays. Of course, it depends on the room and what you are trying to achieve, but if this fits in with your overall interior design, then you should think about it. If you don’t want to do that, you could instead merely try to include one or two photographs around the home which are unmistakably an impression of your personality. That can be a wonderful way to bring a space together while making it your own.

Your Colors

You probably have a real distinct preference for colors, and as such you can use those to try to bring about something of a better understanding of your own personal style. By thinking about what colors tend to really speak to you, you can then include them in the decor, and that will have a profound effect on how personal the space really seems to be. Of course, there is only so much that a color can do, but you would be surprised at the kind of effect that this may have if you do it in the right way. At the very least, you should be very careful not to avoid thinking carefully about colors, as they are clearly an important part of designing any room anyway.

Items From Your Favorite Era

Do you have a favorite time in history? It might be that you are particularly fond of the Victorian age, and you want to try and include that in your home design, for instance. If so, you can absolutely do so, and generally the best way is to find items of furniture which are indicative of that era, if not actually from that time themselves. You don’t have to be rich to find antique items that you can afford, and you will be amazed at the kind of effect this can have on the interior space that you are trying to improve and make more personal. If you are not sure that you have a particular affinity for any period in history, then you will want to spend some time first looking at items from different times to see whether that is really the case.

Little Touches

Sometimes, it is the smallest and subtlest touches that really make a difference. If you want to make any interior space more personal to you, then one important thing to consider is that you need to have some little touches, the kind that people would not necessarily even notice at first. These have a way of really filling out the space, and you will find that – as if by magic – the room is suddenly going to feel a lot more personal to you in no time. This is a neat little trick that everyone should consider using.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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