Have you ever stepped foot into someone’s home and just been completely mesmerized by the decor? They haven’t followed a trend but you can see how much effort they have put into the home over the years and yet it all seems to work effortlessly. It’s because they have personalized it and opted for pieces that just felt right. You are probably wondering how you might be able to do the same with your own home and it’s simple.
Making a house a home is all about adding some of your personality to it. Your home should make you feel warm, cozy, and proud. Although it can be great to take inspiration from other people’s homes, it’s important that you add your own unique touch to it – after all, you have to live there. There are many ways you can go about this, from creating a gallery wall of your favorite artwork to switching up your dining room chairs. This blog post will ignite your quirkiness spark and give you some fun ideas to personalize your home.
Feature wall for an instant wow factor
To transform a room easily, consider a feature wall. These have been around for quite a while now, but it’s a simple way to add that wow factor. Whether you want to create depth by using dark colors or you want to take a more artistic approach and add a mural to the room, a feature wall is a great way to go and it’s not too overwhelming.
Adding some quirkiness to your home doesn’t necessarily mean a mishmash of furniture. It can be simple and minimal like adding a feature wall in your living room that creates excitement. You can look into decorative cladding that comes in a variety of palettes, which is great if you are looking to add a bit of color to your walls.
You could also extend the feature wall to the ceiling which is guaranteed to bring the quirkiness to the room, or why not opt for a tiled chimney breast for a feature wall with a difference?
Mix up your seating arrangement
An easy way to jazz things up around the home is to mix up your seating arrangement. If you have an awkwardly shaped room then you can use this to your advantage. In fact, the more awkward shaped the room is, the quirkier. This will allow you to try different style sofas and chairs.
For example, you could have a two-seater sofa and two completely different chairs in your living room. Not everything needs to match up perfectly, and this is another way to show some of your personality in your home.
You can also try this with your dining room chairs too. Often dining rooms can look a little stuffy and a bit too put-together. If you want to try something a little different, you could bring some bench seats in for a more relaxed vibe and this will work well for when you have guests over and need to make extra room.
Put your memories on display
This is a great way to add your personality to your home. No doubt you have a lot of ticket stubs lying around from first dates or from when you saw your favorite band play. Or you have a tonne of silly photographs stored on your phone that you will never do anything with. Now is the time to get creative and make some boards of all your favorite memories. So print your photographs and pin them to your board. Add the movie ticket stub from your first date.
These are all things that will make you smile but also make you interesting. You can add the board to your study or your bedroom if you don’t want it on display for everyone to see. But by having these memories and keepsakes out, it helps to give your home a bit more sense of the person who lives there.
Storage can be fun too!
You think storage and immediately boring comes to mind, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways you can add storage to your home and make it interesting at the same time. But how? You just need to get creative with your thinking.
Many people will have plastic storage boxes containing kids toys, shoes, out of season clothing, and it’s all hidden away out of sight. But if you choose storage boxes or baskets that blend in well with your home, you won’t have to hide them away.
An easy option for storing items away is the use of wicker baskets. Not only can these look stylish and chic, but they allow you to move clutter out of the way without forgetting where you put it. Or you can try stacking vintage floral suitcases on top of each for an elegant feel.
DIY to make it unique
Upcycling is becoming more popular by the day and people are putting their creative skills to use by transforming old, unwanted pieces into quirky, unique items. Not only is this good for the environment, but it allows an old piece to serve a new purpose.
For example, old wooden crates that you would typically throw away can be used to make an arrangement where you can store plants, vases, or books. All you need to do is stack the crates on top of each other and ensure they are stable and you have got yourself a new setup.
The great thing about DIY and upcycling is that you can put your own twist on something, whether it’s opting for a color you wouldn’t usually have around the home, or putting a design on it that makes it stand out from the rest.
Hopefully these decor ideas have created a quirky spark in you or have given you some inspiration that you can take away and add to your home to make it more you. Perhaps your home could inspire someone else to showcase their own quirkiness.