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It’s all good and well having a home that looks the part, but if it looks like everyone other property out there, is quite as special? If you’re going to take the time to put together your home, you may as well make it so that it’s utterly “you,” that it reflects your personality and all that you are. For that, you’ll need to work on adding plenty of unique touches to your home, items and styles that nobody else has. Below, we take a look at some of the ways you can do this.
On the Wall
Given how good it can looks and its ability to transform the space, it’s a wonder why more people don’t add artwork to their home. It can help bring the entire room together, gives the home a touch of sophistication, and brings joy to your life — what’s not to love? Of course, you won’t want to just head down to the nearest big box store and pick up the first piece you find — they’re not very unique! Instead, take a read of some of the essential rules for buying art for the home, and then look at buying. They’ll make sure you end up with a piece that stands the test of time.
From Your Travels
Because it takes so much time to build up the money required for the deposit to buy a property, by the time they’ve got the keys, most people have plenty of experiences under their belt. They’ve been to countries all over the world. As such, it can be a good idea to look at incorporating some of the souvenirs picked up along the way into the home decor. If you didn’t buy any — or only bought rubbish — then no worries. You can pick up unique pieces to add to your home every time you’re travelling in the future.
There are plenty of advantages to adding antique and vintage pieces to your home. They can blend with modern features to create a home with character, for instance. And you’ll usually find that these pieces have been exceptionally well made, too (there’s a reason why they’ve made it through the decades intact, after all). As such, you might want to consider scouring for classic pieces that can bring your home to life, though you’ll want to be aware of some handy tips to spotting fake antiques before you get out your credit card. You’ll get attention from visitors for all the right reasons if you have an old-school clock, chair, lighting fixture in your home.
When people want to update their furniture, they usually just think about visiting the store, seeing what’s in style, and then buying a new collection. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but you can’t say it’s unique. If you’ve ever wandered into a friend’s home and said “Oh, I have the same dining table and chairs set” then you’ll know what we mean. You can make sure your furniture really is one of a kind by simply…making it yourself! Now, we don’t necessarily mean getting out your woodworking tools and building pieces yourself (though you can). It can be as simple as buying an old, worse-for-wear piece, and then touching it up to restore it to life. There’s a lot of power in adding a little bit of chalk paint and switching out handles for ones that are more interesting.
Your lighting choices are a great way to make a statement! Look at adding a large wall fixture to your home, or side lamps with a twist. Since it’s usually the surrounding area — rather than the fixture itself — that’s illuminated, it’s one area where you can get a little more playful.
No-one has the same backstory, relationships, hopes and dreams, and all the other things that make up your backstory, like you. While you can buy plenty of goods and items that are “one of a kind,” don’t forget that the number one unique resource you have as your disposal is, well, you! Photographs, representations of your interests, and anything else that shows off who you are can all have their place in your home.
We’re not supposed to go through life just doing as everyone else does. We’re supposed to put our own stamp on it! And while the areas in which we’re able to do this may be few and far between, our property most definitely is one. Fill the space with unique touches, and it’ll be entirely your own.
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