Your home is more than just a place to spend time. It’s a reflection of your personality and style. Creating a signature style can be as simple as making it comfortable, creative, and totally you.
Do you have a friend or family member whose home you instantly recognize as their own? Almost like an extension of themselves. Identifiably theirs! You must have had a thought to make your own home an extension of yourself.
For many, creating a signature home style is an ongoing project. It may take several years before you find the right combination of furniture pieces, flooring materials, lighting fixtures, and decor. To help you create a cohesive living space that expresses your own personal style, here are some useful tips to follow.
Walls that are full of artwork, prints, and posters can transform a space. Choose artwork and prints in complementary colors and themes; consider nature photography, paintings, concert posters, favorite quotes, etc.
You can pick up picture frames that match the size of your art at a local thrift store or a department store’s clearance rack and hang your prints around the house. A bare wall is boring, so try to display a few large pieces of art as well as a few small ones throughout your house.
Homeowners should first figure out where everything should be placed and how it should be hung before mounting any work.
Perhaps the easiest and most affordable way to create your own signature style is to enlarge your own photographs and display them in pretty frames.
- Picture frames can be painted to match your artwork or your furniture.
- Buying cheap prints of famous paintings online is an easy way to fill your home with art.
- You can make any room brighter and more spacious by hanging mirrors that reflect light.
Identify a signature scent/look that you love and add them throughout the home. Apart from casting a warm glow, they fill your home with a subtle scent that visitors will quickly recognize as yours.
A living room should have a combination of relaxing, sociable, and inviting vibes. Freshly scented candles during the day can create positive energy, and lighting candles in the living room at night can create a comfortable and cozy setting for your home.
Place candles on top of decorative trays or in decorative candle holders on the coffee table with other small tabletop accents to create an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation when you’re sitting on the couch. You can also place candles on top of books for a unique look.
It is best to choose a color scheme and decor style that match your room.
Whether you arrange a few stacks of books on a coffee table or have a stylish bookcase filled with books, books are an easy and inexpensive way to express your style.
There’s a place for books under almost anything!! Take a look around your favorite room and I bet you’ll find a place to stack a few. And your decor will look so much better for it. Using books is always a perfect way to create a signature style for you.
The following are just a few items you can stack on books:
- Decorative boxes
- Small vases
- Picture in frames
There are many types of home accents that come and go, but there’s one that keeps its appeal year after year – the floral arrangement. Perfect for any room of the house, well-chosen blooms (whether faux or real) instantly brighten your space.
Choosing the right type of flower and the perfect vase can amplify your chosen aesthetic.
Add your favorite pictures/memories
Adding framed photos of your favorite people, places, holidays, and memories will make your house truly unique.
For example, you can print large photographs from different experiences throughout your life to hang on your walls as centerpieces, or you can print smaller versions to place in standing frames throughout your home.
As you sit and relax, you will always be reminded of good things while looking at your favorite pictures.
Use creative lighting
Lighting is an essential design element that can influence everything else within a room, from the wall color to the artwork to the rug. That is why planning your lighting designs early and considering all the sources of light you’ll need is important.
Lighting in the house can make a huge difference. Make sure there is a lot of natural light coming in during the day. In the evening, you just need lamps, fairy lights, or candles to create a cozy atmosphere.
It is ideal for a well-lit living room to have layered lighting that illuminates all four corners evenly.
You can use interesting lamps throughout your home to add light and flare to your style, but make sure they match the general style of the room.
Hang up some new curtains
Decorating your windows with curtains is a great way to add style to any room in your home. One of the most underrated decorating tools is curtains. By installing curtain rods and putting up matching curtains, you can easily transform your home.
Choose curtains with plenty of color or pattern to brighten up your room. If you’re working in a space you’d like to keep dark (like a bedroom), consider adding room-darkening curtains or drapes in cool colors to block out light.
There are a variety of curtain styles available these days. You can also use smart window shades for making your home more advanced. With smart shades you can operate your shades remotely, you can control your shades anywhere at your home even with your smartphones. Installing those is a great way to bring a modern feel to your space.
Hang a mirror in every room
As a wonderful design element, mirrors add instant glamor and interest to a room while maximizing light and increasing the sense of space.
A mirror can make a room seem brighter as it bounces the light around. But you should always place the mirrors in the right place. Mirrors should be hung perpendicular to windows rather than directly opposite them. A mirror diagonally opposite a window can reflect light back out the window.
The art of decorating with mirrors is easy, but you can only reap the benefits of their effects if you know how to place them correctly, select the right weight of the frame, and choose the right frame design.