Sometimes the latest styles and trends featured in design magazines are so compelling that you forget to add some of your own personality when decorating your home. You should be able to step into any room in your home and know that it reflects your unique personality and style. Here are some tips on ways you can infuse your own personality into your home.

Focus on a Hobby or Collection of Yours
If you have a favorite hobby or perhaps a special collection, considering incorporating that into your décor. You can incorporate collections of such things as dolls, airplanes, specific figurines, and hats into your décor. You might even create a focal point in the room by arranging these collections on a fireplace mantel or a wood bookshelf. For those of you who like to knit or sew, you might display some of your favorite creations in the room: a quilt thrown on the back of the couch or an embroidered picture hung on the wall.

Use Family Photographs to Decorate
Family photographs are a great way to add that personal touch to any room. You don’t necessarily need to use current ones; consider displaying old black-and-white photos of late members of your family. Or if you want to stay current, choose a few of your favorite photos of your family and friends, and arrange them in frames on the wall. This helps establish your presence in the room, as well as adding interest to a bare wall.

Use Your Favorite Colors to Decorate
When decorating a room, you first want to choose what colors you want to use and then go from there. Rather than picking out a fabric or accessory first, look for them in the color you’ve selected.

Just be sure that the color you pick is practical and not one you’ll tire of in a few months. You’ll need to decide on colors for the walls, trim, and furniture like your oak bedroom furniture or your dining room set. You might want to go with different shades of your favorite color or pick out two or three favorites that are complementary.

Create Your Own Art for the Room
No matter how creative you are, you can create a piece of art to include in your décor. This might be a painting or photograph you take, or you might choose to display a collection of items. It can be any artistic outlet you choose. By adding this artwork to the room, you are making a statement about your style and personality. It’s best if you create using a medium you like and are interested in, rather than just trying to create something to match the existing décor.

By adding your personality into the décor of your home, you will end up with a home that truly feels like your own.

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