Usually, when we talk about design choices, we come at them from the perspective of how to make the rooms in your home appeal to the masses. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t admit that, at the end of the day, your home really only needs to appeal to you. It should feel distinctly yours.
That’s why we’re focusing on how to infuse personality into your interiors. We’ve got four tips on how to ensure your home feels like it fits you, no matter what your unique interests may be. Read them over and consider incorporating one or two of them into your next design. After all, there’s no reason not to celebrate who you are.
Create a gallery wall
If you’re looking for a quick way to help your home feel more like you, a gallery wall might just be a perfect choice. Put simply, this design choice allows you to showcase who you are and how you’d like for it to be put on display.
The first step is to decide what exactly you’d like to show off. Feel free to peruse sites like Freshome for some gallery wall inspiration, but items like photographs, artwork, movie posters, concert tickets, inspirational quotes, or patterned fabrics are all viable options.
Once you have your items on hand, the next step is to figure out how they should be hung. We suggest laying it out on a table or the floor before attempting to secure anything to the wall. That way, you’ll have the ability to play around and make changes until you’ve landed on the ideal arrangement.
Highlight your hobbies
If you have a hobby that you love, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be given a position of prominence in your home. Whether you’re a fan of music, art, or are looking for the opportunity to display a prized collection, hanging some of these items on your walls or situating them on shelves is a great way to give your home a unique personal touch.
In this case, however, we’d advise resisting the urge to lean too heavily on a theme. Rather than building the whole room around your passion, simply incorporate these items into the design. That said, whatever your hobby-centric items may be, give them positions of importance, maybe even make one your focal point.
Play with pattern
Bold prints and are also a solid option for those looking to make their interiors a little bit more personalized. Like people, no two patterns are exactly alike, and there are countless options to choose from. Most of the time, these patterns are included in accessories like throw pillows or pieces of wall art. However, that’s not to say that you couldn’t make a stronger statement by choosing something like a bathroom tile or kitchen backsplash.
Which pattern you choose is ultimately up to you, but if you’re going with something that makes a strong statement, we recommend having that be your inspiration item for the room. Let the colors that are present inform your palette for the rest of the space and do your best to mimic any particular aesthetic cues.
Include open shelving
Lastly, embracing the open shelving trend will also afford you a unique opportunity to put pieces of your personality on display in your home. Ideally, you’ll have access to some built-ins like the ones pictured above, but if not, start the process by searching for a shelving unit that meshes well with your sense of style.
Once that’s in place, the next step is to procure the items that will make up your design. It’s best to source materials that come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Doing so will keep your design more visually interesting and prevent it from feeling too one-note.
The last step in this process is bringing all of the pieces together in a cohesive arrangement. Take note of how, in the photo, the décor elements are arranged into distinct groupings. Feel free to play around with your items and try grouping them by various numbers, heights, and directions. You’ll know when you land on an arrangement that feels right.
Most of the time, when we talk about following one of design’s fundamental rules or embracing a new trend, our goal is to help you make your interiors a hit with the masses. Today, we’re coming at the topic from a new perspective. We’ve given you tips on how to infuse personality into the rooms of your home because that’s really just as important. Use our advice to ensure that your design feels uniquely you.
Do you make a conscious effort to highlight your personality in your home? Do you have any of your own suggestions to add? If so, share them with us in the comments below.