Guest post by Julia Evans
With working from home becoming more common, and the world outside becoming more stressful and competitive than ever before, it’s important to have a small refuge from all of it when you come home at the end of a hard day.
To achieve this, it’s essential to not only feel safe in your home, but for your home to actually say something about who you are, what you love, and how you stand out from the crowd. Here are some fun, budget ways to add that personal touch to your house.
Make your very own little nook
Nothing helps to personalise a place faster than having your very own little cosy nook. Fill it with some plants, a few of your favourite books, and maybe even a stylish little vinyl player to accentuate the personal feel of it. Now all you need is somewhere comfy to sit and curl up with a good book!
Add a picture gallery to one of your walls
There’s always a completely bare and lifeless wall that’s just dying to be made use of. And you can choose to decorate your wall in many different ways, from frames and physical photographs to creative and colourful canvas prints to really make your dull wall pop with personality.
This can help to separate sections of your room while also making the space feel more personal and inviting – the best of both worlds!
Get a little more colour into the mix
Colour and personality go hand in hand, especially when it comes to your own living spaces. What does that mean for you? Well, it pretty much means that there are no limits to what you can do with a fresh lick of paint!
In general, it’s best to stick with a few core colours, otherwise, you run the risk of cultivating a messy and overwhelming vibe across your home. But it’s your choice, so be brave, be creative, and most importantly – be you!
Show off your passions and accomplishments
No one is suggesting that you turn your home into a huge shrine to how wonderful you are (an instant sign of a poorly decorated home). But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with dedicating a small area of your place to display some of your achievements and passions, whether that’s a medal for doing a marathon, a pottery project, or even a poster of your favourite film.
A few small touches can make a big difference
Sometimes it’s not the big changes that make a house feel like a home. In fact, with a few small and simple additions to your place, you can make every day feel more comfortable, cosy, and personal.
This can be as silly as having some personal and funny mugs for your morning tea or coffee, or just adding a few of your favourite scented candles around the house. All that really matters is that it begins to feel like a place you identify as a safe and soothing comfort after a long day.