Curated homes on social media often portray barren spaces decorated with items from Home Goods or Target instead of gathered pieces from real-life experiences.
Now, if that’s your vibe, then go for it. But if you want your space to be a reflection of yourself, there’s no better way to infuse your personality than by thoughtfully arranging your keepsakes around your home.
This can add a seriously personal touch and make your unfamiliar walls feel much more inviting.
At the same time, who wants a home that’s not comfortable? Figure out what makes you feel the coziest, and invest in furniture that replicates that.
Do you covet a good mid-day snooze? Pick out a super comfy day bed. Are you a parent who enjoys reading to your little ones? Search for your ideal rocking chair.
There’s no rule for what furniture you should and shouldn’t have in your house, and picking out the “right” pieces isn’t just about aesthetics. You should only invest in furniture that fits your personal style, body, and comfort needs. That way, you will actually want to relax in your space– not just look at it.
Many people also underestimate the power of plants, but they have a magical way of bringing life to a new space. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just love the look of green, adding plants can create a natural connection and soften the edges of a room.
If you are a DIY-lover, other homemade pieces can add personal touches to your home, too. Throw up some art you created, or decorate your couch with some hand-crocheted pillows. Whatever makes you happy.
And, as I mentioned, don’t get caught up in the latest trends! Maybe you love that retro lamp your grandma gave you or have a soft spot for quirky art. Embrace what you love, even if it’s not in the latest home decor magazine.
Finally, remember that turning your “house” into a “home” will be a process that doesn’t just happen overnight. Your space will need time to evolve until it eventually mirrors you and your life. So, be patient and enjoy the journey.
If true crime defines your free time, this is for you: join Chip Chick’s True Crime Tribe