When you move into a new property, it can often feel like you’re living in a vacation spot. Even when you’ve installed your own furniture in the room, there’s an unavoidable feeling of being a guest in someone else’s home – not the kind of atmosphere you want when you’re trying to celebrate and settle down. While it may take time, one of the best ways to help you feel at home is to put your own stamp on the property so it reflects your personality and easily supports your lifestyle. Get inspired with this guide to personalizing your property.
Choose a theme
Your home doesn’t have to be limited to one theme – after all, we are more complex than a single idea or emotion – but a sense of cohesion is essential to making a space feel completely yours. Decide whether you gravitate towards minimalistic clean lines and smooth textures or prefer a homey atmosphere with a rustic edge. You can even go for a more customized theme like pop art or art deco if that embodies your personality.
Include a unique touch
It sounds obvious but featuring unique pieces will ensure that your home feels individual to you. Especially when you have to furnish your home all at once, it’s easy to stock up on all the essentials from popular chains rather than looking for custom pieces that can leave your property with a showroom feel. Look for independent businesses that provide made-to-order furniture, and don’t be afraid to get creative with basic appliances like upgrading to a sleek, stylish vertical radiator or an out-of-the-ordinary gas stove.
Be confident with color
Especially in newly built homes, the use of white is heavy – on the walls, on the floors, and in new bathrooms. Simply introducing color into the property will go a long way in transforming the space to reflect your taste. Don’t be afraid to be bold, especially in the living room where there’s no danger of the color disturbing your sleep. While darker colors can shrink a space, they can also provide definition and will enhance the overall style.
Use bold decorations
Last but not least, get character when you choose your decorations. Pictures, ornaments and even textiles all work together to create a certain atmosphere and are the easiest way to represent the things you like and like. Younger homeowners may prefer to incorporate framed posters over pricey pictures or even stand out from the crowd with light-up wall art. Rugs, blankets, and pillows are a great way to introduce pattern and complement or juxtapose the overall design of a room, depending on what you’re trying to achieve.
The key to putting your own stamp on a property is character and confidence. It may take time to assemble all the pieces you need, but the result is a home that truly feels like your own.