There are so many ways to renovate a home, but if you just do what Pinterest tells you to do, you probably won’t love every aspect of your home. When it comes to creating a home that you love, you need to focus on making the home uniquely yours – making it a place that you love to be. Here are 6 ways to make your home uniquely yours. I hope you like some of these ideas to change your whole decor around!
Treat Each Room Like a Blank Slate
When you start to make your home uniquely yours, go room by room. Obviously, you can have a bigger picture for the project as a whole, but it is much easier when you take it slow and steady. When you get ready to change a room, first, you should always take note of any pre-existing features such as crown molding, wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-ins, etc. All of the small (or big) details are definitely worth focusing on. Even if they are old or worn down, they probably just need a little spruce up! These details that I listed above do not just look expensive – they ARE expensive. Make them as prominent as possible. Make sure they are clean, clutter-free, and a focal point. The reason for this? It will help your home value…and it will look amazing! Keep those items as the focus of the room, but then figure out how you can add your taste to each individual room, to make it uniquely yours. When you look at it that way, it will make a home improvement project much easier and more attainable!
Focus on Paint Colors
When in doubt, choose a classic neutral color such as beige, gray, or even light yellow or blue. These colors look fresh and on-trend. What’s even better is that they pair well with almost anything, so it gives you a chance to go wild with your furniture, art, and more. If you limit bold accent colors, you probably will never feel the need to paint again, unless you are just touching up. However, paint totally transforms a room and if you want a bright, bold color, go for it! After all, this home is YOURS and you deserve to love it. A few bold(er) colors that I’ve been loving? Dark green (army green), dark blue, gold, and a brighter yellow. It does totally depend on the room and your furniture, however, so keep that in mind.
And aside from painting the walls, you can also splash more colors and styles on your rooms by adding wall arts and custom map prints, such as Star Map. Adding such elements can give your living spaces with big empty walls a unique aesthetic appeal. Moreover, they can be great conversation starters as they can capture attention and spark curiosity among your guests and visitors.
In addition, you can also add new cushions or change pillow covers with hand-painted prints. Playing with fabrics such as rugs and carpets can introduce colors and a new look into your rooms.
Want a fun DIY? Add texture to your walls, baseboards, or ceilings by doing a DIY molding project. This isn’t for everyone, though, so if it’s not for you, don’t worry. It is just a fun idea that could also increase the value of your home when you go to sell. Buyers love small details!
Update Old Fixtures
If you have old fixtures such as lights, doorknobs, switches, and more, consider replacing them. The great thing about updating old fixtures is that even though it seems like such a small improvement, it really does make a huge difference in your home. Maybe you love gold? Consider gold fixtures! What about black? It adds a sleek look into your room(s). Love antiques? Find antique knobs. You can make anything happen with a little Amazon searching!
Your clutter on bookshelves is not what truly matters to you -I know it. Instead of showing off clutter, remove it, and then organize, to show off what truly matters. This could be pictures, souvenirs, ashes, diploma(s), books, or whatever else is important to you. The goal? Figure out what you want to show off and then make it the star of each room.
But what about your other things? Perhaps, you could donate or sell them. In this way, not only do you get to sort and reorganize your home, but you also help reduce waste by repurposing old and unused things. And instead of throwing them away, who knows, some people could still benefit from them.
And once you’re able to remove all the clutter, you can start redesigning your space. You can start by rearranging the furniture to improve the flow of the space and then organize your displays, books, and magazines in display cabinets and bookshelves to achieve balance and harmony.
Make Your Home Uniquely Yours
Last but not least, just enjoy your home – you deserve it! Personalize your home and find items, decor, and updates that you actually want to see in your home. For example, if you love spending time with friends and family and want more items that cater to your love of hosting, figure out what you need to make that happen. A good idea (as a starting place) would be a pool table. Absolute Billiard Services can help you out. Absolute Billiards is a full-service Pool Table Moving Company in Atlanta, but they also sell new and used pool tables, and they do full-service, master quality work, as well. They can move, recover, assemble, disassemble, calibrate, and repair all makes and models of pool tables – even antiques! If you need a pool table refelted, they are the people to call. They have 20+ years of experience and their reviews are amazing.