One of the many joys of owning your own home is that you get to personalise the space and really put your own stamp on where you live. Having your surrounds reflect back who you are can add value to the quality of your life and bring you constant enjoyment.
Here are some simple measures to personalise your space.
Frame your favourite things
Picture frames can be as little or as extravagant an investment as your budget allows plus you can choose to have one or as many as fits on a surface or a wall. There is a lot of flexibility here too, in the sense that you can put whatever you like in the frames. A simple yet inspirational quote, a photo of your family or some greeting cards decked in your favourite contemporary artwork all work well in frames.
Frames can be a focal feature as well. Try mixing an array of sizes and shapes to make an intentional clashing mix. You can even go so far as to tell a documented story of your life through snapshots, providing you with warm nostalgia as you move through your favourite rooms.
Your home is your castle, so if you have a statement piece of jewellery – maybe an oversize costume necklace or similar, you can go ahead and make it a focal art piece.
Hang it on a hook on a bare wall, or a purpose built jewellery stand or a ceramic ornament and put it on display.
Attach some floating wall mounted shelves – painted to match your walls or made of glass or mirror – in one of your favourite rooms.
The open shelves look clean and uncluttered and make a flawless display spot for a collection of frames or objects.
Tip: mix different shapes and height of your objects to get a varied look.
These simple yet effective techniques can be done in a day and will create a space that is uniquely yours. Go ahead – have a play!