If the Fab 5 of Queer Eye have taught us anything, it’s that the interior of your home is an extension of yourself that deserves to be as beautiful as you are. However, it can cost you anything between $50 and $500 an hour to hire your very own Bobby Berk to expertly deck out your living quarters. Yet you can avoid interior design faux pas and achieve results that look professional and tastefully reflect your personality by following a few simple guidelines.
1. Put Yourself In Your Decor – Literally
One of the most effective ways of personalizing your interior is to make sure what matters to you is on display. Decorating your home with pictures of your family, friends and loved ones not only guarantees a homey feel to your interior, but places memories and the positive feelings that go with them throughout your home. You could even exhibit your photographs with an eye-catching picture collage to fit a theme or center on an event. Even displaying landscapes, sunsets, and the like that are your own photography inject far more personality into your home than store-bought stock photo canvases.
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2. Choose Your Color Scheme Wisely
Colors are often one of the first things any visitor to your home will notice, so it makes sense that you should carefully consider before settling on color schemes. And yes, we do mean the plural “schemes”. Just as your personality shouldn’t be monotone, neither should your home be monochrome. Do some research on color theory to find what colors will help create your desired atmosphere. Or look into getting a personalized palette of all the colors that make you glow. Be sure to extend these color schemes beyond paint and wallpaper to decorative accessories like cushions as well.
3. Use Your Interests As Inspiration
Alongside photographs and color schemes, things like book collections or travel souvenirs really convey your identity in your home. Your hobbies and passions can make for the perfect focal point in a room or add the finishing touches to a sleek room design. A great example of this is showcasing your favorite piece of eye-catching artwork. When you put what you love on display, you can’t help but inject personality throughout your interior.
Having a home that reflects your identity helps you to be true to yourself in all areas of your life. By displaying your loved ones and memories, decorating according to color schemes you love, and using your interests as inspiration, you can transform your interior into a space that is truly your own.
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Last modified: May 15, 2019