Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’ve lived in yours a while, there are many ways you can personalise your space so it feels 100% yours. After all, you’ve experienced many special moments in your home, so let it be a sanctuary where you’re reminded of all that is good in your life.
I have a step-by-step guide on how I upcycled a broken clock into a photo frame.Nita from Mummy Wishes
Showcase your memories in film around your home
If you are fond of capturing memories of your children and the places you’ve been with them, one of the best ways to show off these lovely memories is by showcasing them around your home. In fact, pictures are great to use as décor, especially if done in a clean and chic way. There are plenty of great options online that can not only print out the pictures but design them with frames and more. CanvasPeople’s personalized canvases are one option for decorating your living room or bedroom.
I made this wall hanging using a piece of driftwood I found on a beach and string! It’s really easy to make by tightly tying the string around a branch or driftwood, leaving some string hanging and plaiting others. Very easy to make in different sizes or colours to suit a room’s decor.Victoria from www.lyliarose.com
Remember your travels
If you’ve gone on trips with your family, consider chic pieces from your travels as great home decor. You can hang an interactive map and after every trip, either post notes that remind you of the experience or simply use pins to mark the spot. Or, save souvenirs from far away places and hang them in a special area as added décor. A moon lamp or night light from the countries you’ve visited are features which make for cool accessories for a bedroom. There’s something about trips with your family that are somehow unforgettable, even when they’re full of mishaps. You’re bound to have a story to tell, whether through photographs or pieces you’ve collected from these trips, so showcase these stories as cool decor for your family home.
I am the hugest fan of fairy lights and the atmosphere they bring to certain rooms. I use glass jars, jugs and glass and fill them with tiny warm white lights, it creates the most beautiful effect. Also, another simple one, which only works in certain decorative styles is to use old attractive wine bottles as candle holders… an amazing look in the right style of the dining room.Vikki from www.bestlodgeswithhottubs.co.uk
Show your collection
Whether you collect woodwork from every trip you take, acquire Starbucks mugs, wine glasses from all your favourite wineries, or you have an impressive Star Wars collection, show off your treasured pieces in a trendy way. If you’re lacking in décor ideas, collections can make for cool gadgets for your room, so put your hobby to use while always remembering the things you love about these places. Maybe you collect postcards on every trip? Consider hanging them in frames on a wall in your foyer.
Printable Wall Art is a really affordable way to decorate your house. I create typography printable posters and sell them really reasonably on Etsy. You can print A4 size printable wall art at home, frame, hang and enjoy!Raimonda from https://www.Cosmomum.co.uk
Showcase family member’s art pieces
Have a budding artist in your family? Put their work on display. While pieces of paper with paint splattered on them from your preschooler’s kindergarten are certainly masterpieces in their own right, consider adding a beautiful frame to your child’s artwork. This allows you to smile when you look at your little artist’s work while also serving as a unique piece of décor. When done right, it can actually accent any room you choose to put it in. Maybe you have a loved one who knits or paints pottery. Whatever the case, consider saving these special gifts to use as décor.
Include a chalkboard in your home’s décor.
If you have a budding artist in the family, chances are they love drawing all over the place. Let their creativity shine, but on the one wall where you can easily wipe it off. From to-do lists to reminders for the kids before school, there are so many uses for a chalkboard wall from Pottery Barn. Consider placing one in the kitchen as it’s a great spot for everyone to come together and easily see any notes you want to leave each other. A chalkboard wall can also make for cool bedroom accessories too and allows family members to express themselves, but in a contained way.
How do you decorate a small living room?
Make sure not to clutter your small space with too many cool room accessories. Generally, bright walls and one feature piece can draw attention to one area while not making the space claustrophobic. With small rooms, minimalism works here.
Which is the best place to display a photo wall in your home?
There isn’t a one rule fits all approach here, but generally, a large photo wall would look great on a large wall in your living area, where you often frequent. But your photo wall needn’t be large. Sometimes a small photo display makes great accessories for a room like a separate toilet, which can brighten up a small space instantly.
Make your home somewhere you feel glad to come back to every day. Design an environment that you and your family will love and populate it with only cool things to decorate your room. When done right, a home that is personalised can be very chic and welcoming. Whether you need design ideas or are creative yourself, there are so many ways that you can use interior design to bring your personality alive in your home.
What are some exclusive home decor ideas that are always guaranteed to work? What is your favourite decoration in your room? Do you have any cool room ideas that work for any home?
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