Hi, I'm Susi from the Arcadian Lighting blog, a great resource for lighting ideas and decor trends for your home. I'm lucky to be asked to guest blog at My Life by Design today about adding personal touches to your home. Whether seen in art, paint, light fixtures or an endless array of other personal touches, it's these little things that turn a house into a home. Enjoy!
Do you think of paint as a personal touch? Picking paint colors is a very personal choice that can transform a house to a home that looks and feels like you.
Create a photo collage with all those instagram images from your phone. A photo collage is great for a small space like the end of a hall or an entry. Choose pics by theme (family, vacation) or color for an interesting, unique art work.
Beyond just a photo collage, creating a gallery wall of personal treasures is a wonderful way to turn house into home. Fill the wall with your children's art, sentimental shadowboxes, photographs, floor lamp, and art.
Customizing furniture with paint and pattern adds a personal touch even to the plainest of pieces. Everything from vintage to Ikea can get the personal touch. Notice the great contrast between the interesting white lamps and their yummy chocolate shades.
Adding monograms to linens for the bed and table are a way to personalize. Embroidered or stenciled with fabric paint, this is a great project for newlyweds.
DIY projects are perfect for adding personal touches that reflect your personality. Let your own sense of style shine through in things you make your own.
Adding a bit of trim, embroidery, paint or ribbon to accessories like pillows, curtains and lampshades makes them feel custom for you.
Mixing vintage and flea market finds with new is always a good way to make a house feel more like a home. Love the vintage look of the pendant light and the industrial wheeled cart turned work island. Chalkboards and chalkboard paint can turn a wall into a rotating gallery or message board.
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What do you think of these personal touches? Comments are welcome! Don't forget to check out Arcadian Lighting for some light fixtures to create your own personal touch!