The Importance of Personalizing Your Home Décor

In an age where we spend so much more time at home than ever before, it has become pertinent and important to have a home that speaks to you and those who live in it. The best way to do this is ensure that your character and that of your family is displayed and shown in and around the home. This provides a sense of familiarity and creates a safe, loving environment. The plainer the walls and the fewer pictures and works of art displayed, the more likely it is a quiet and less engaging space for the family.

Top interior and exterior home décor tips to personalize your space

Use Color Inside and Out

Color is back and it’s worth using it to brighten up interior and exterior spaces in the form of feature walls, maximalist principles of patterns and non-pastel, cheerful colors. On the outside you may need to be more strategic and keep the color to garden screens and rooms in the garden. But you’d also be surprised at how much color can be brought into your design with flowers and perennial plants.

Hang photos and family art

Hanging family pictures and photographs of family and family events and occasions is a great way to personalize the space and create a sense of homeliness. A great example can be seen at where you can design and be involved in the creation of a 3D family picture that will last a lifetime and make for a lifetime of interesting conversations.

Use outdoor spaces as additional rooms

It is quite natural to think and see the inside and outside areas as being distinct and separate. However, it is very possible to open these spaces up to each other by blurring the boundary between the two. As briefly aforementioned one of the top tips is to use the outdoor spaces that you have as an extension of the inside. Carry the color schemes and principles of design from the inside out or vice versa. With increased glazing you will immediately see more of the outside and even when the doors or windows are closed the interior will seem and feel larger. In the garden, use screens and shrubs to create private spaces and have seating and dining areas if space allows.

Use colorful murals that mean something to your family

A great modern design trend has been the replacement of the feature wall with murals. Skyline murals of famous cities, your hometown or just the great outdoors and places that you have visited have been used, serve to add meaning to interior spaces and empty walls. Those with exterior walls rather than fences have seen an increase in inside facing murals including family pictures that have been transferred onto these flat spaces. It’s a growing trend and the idea is to create bespoke personalized spaces that enliven your home.

In a time when being at home has become less about personal choices than necessity, it has become critical to make these spaces more livable and fun. The design ideas and trends noted in this article are all easy to achieve and yet will go a long way to making your house a home.