Five Easy Ways to Personalise Your Home

For all of us, our homes are important. They are places of safety and comfort. Somewhere we can relax, truly be ourselves and recharge our batteries. Naturally, we want our homes to look nice.  Everyone likes to put their own mark on their home, and, fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do just that.

Make use of your personal photos

The artwork that you put on your walls has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. Putting up photos is a great way to make your rooms feel more homely and to truly personalise the space. There are several ways you can do this. One of the best is to send some of your favourite snaps to to be turned into canvas prints. These look great in practically any style of home and they also make fantastic presents for friends and family.

Create your own artwork

If your children like to draw, encourage them to create a couple of supersized pictures. These can potentially be framed and used to decorate their rooms, or yours. Seeing their work used in the home in this way is a great way to really boost their confidence and encourage them to be creative.

You can also create some artwork for your own home. There are dozens of ways to create artwork. You do not necessarily have to be able to paint or draw in the traditional way to be able to create interesting artwork.

Use your crafting skills

Crafting is a great way to relax and learn new skills. Once you have honed your skills you can easily create items to use in your home.

Rework what you own

Another approach is to take items that you already own and customise them to better suit your current tastes. For example, you could recover your dining room chairs. This job is surprisingly easy to do. All you need is the fabric and an upholstery stapler.

Painting or spraying a piece of furniture is a great way to update it and make it look unique. Next time you see an interestingly shaped table or chair for sale in a second-hand shop, splash the cash and take it home. You will be really surprised at how easy it is to transform it. If you do not much like the result just give it to your local charity shop and try transforming a new item of furniture.

Create your own stencils

Stencilling is a great way to give your walls, and items of furniture, a fresh new look. You can buy them online, however, if you want to create something that is truly unique the best approach is to create your own stencils. As you can see from this YT video it is really easy to do. Once you have watched it you will know how to create a stencil from virtually any image, so that you can use them to theme any room exactly the way you want.

The above are just a few ideas to get you started. To get more all you need to do is to watch a few design shows on TV and subscribe to a couple of DIY or design blogs.

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