5 Ways To Make Your Home Your Own

Does your home really reflect your personal style?

Photography: Jilson Tiu (Main Photo)

Contrary to what most people think, decorating the home isn't just about putting beautiful things together. It's a form of self-expression, too—a way to show people who you are and what you love, but how do you strike a balance between beautiful and full of character? To help you achieve a space that doesn't lack soul, here are a few tips: 

1. Choose decor pieces with history.

Whether it's a precious antique passed down from generations or a gem you found at the weekend flea market, vintage items are an easy way to add personality and a story to your home. 

2. Create vignettes.

Vignettes are a telltale sign of a home that is well taken care of. Small arrangements that showcase your favorite memories and mementos from trips add a one-of-a-kind charm to any living space. 

READ: 5 Simple Yet Captivating Mini Vignettes You Can Recreate

3. Layer up. 

Rugs on the floor, throws on couches and tapestries on walls—all of these can add a laidback vibe to your home. Fans of minimalism might skip this one, but it's a design trick that always works and anyone can do it, too!

4. Put your hobby on display.

Whether you're a crafter, a painter or a musician, feel free to hang your tools and instruments up on the walls. Not only does it act as an automatic conversation piece, it can be a constant reminder for you to hone your skill.  

READ: 5 Ways to Use Musical Instruments as Decor

5. Invest in a commissioned art piece.

Instead of filling up your walls with generic art, consider investing in something that you will treasure for a lifetime. If you have friends who are budding artists, try supporting their work by collaborating on a custom piece.

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