After a tiring day at work, there is no better place than your home to shed your stress and relax. So, it is important that it is a comfortable, calming and happy place. One way to make your home a haven is by decorating it to reflect your personality. Tailoring your home to suit your personality, needs and lifestyle will also make it more aesthetically pleasing. Consider the tips below to help you create a home that reflects who you are and how you live.

Personalise it

Do you have collections, photographs, souvenirs from your travels and treasured pieces? If you do, don’t store them out of sight – display them! These items won’t just tell a story, but will also serve as decor accessories. This will create an interesting decor style that has your signature all over it.

Colour in

We all know that colour can have profound affects on our mood, emotion and behaviour. For instance, according to colour psychology studies, shades of blue are cool and calming, reds have a warm and welcoming feel and hues of orange and yellow exude energy. It is therefore important to choose the colours in your home carefully. Consider your personality and the atmosphere you want to create when deciding on a colour scheme.

Layer up

Layer your home with personal touches by combining colours, patterns and textures you like. Mixing up colours, patterns and textures will give your space a unique look that’s warm and cosy too. If you’re not sure how to go about it, start with décor accessories like vases and soft furnishings like cushions and rugs. But don’t overdo it.

Live in it

In order to design a space to suit your lifestyle, you need to live in it. Take your time to get familiar with the space and to assess your needs and lifestyle. If you live with a partner or have a family, also consider their needs and personality as well before you start decorating.  Consider how individual spaces can be decorated in a way that allows areas to flow together to create a cohesive space that can be enjoyed by all members of the family.

  • Do you have any tips on how to make a home reflect your personality?  Tell us in the comments section below.