What differentiates home from a house is the fact that one can see and feel the love and imprint of the homeowners in all of the details. Most real estate developers build houses based on a common blueprint. So pretty much, houses in a particular community follow a cookie cutter mold. It’s up to the owners to give their homes that unique flair, one that will reflect their personalities and separate them from the rest.
In the process of transforming your house into a home, here are some ways to incorporate more personalized, artistic touches in your interiors.
1. Artwork – Mark down milestones with art work created together as a couple or as a family. Every year, schedule a day during the vacation and make artwork together. An easy idea for a first project would be to abstract paintings. Divide canvas space among members and allow each to paint their own sections. You can follow a theme – for example, flowers - to have a more cohesive painting.
2. Personalized items – Create a “brand” or “logo” that’s made especially for you. It can either be a symbol as simple as a butterfly or a basic logo which makes use of your initials. Place these on towels, utensils and the like for personal branding.
3. Accent pieces – If you’re a traveler or an avid trinket shopper, purchase one-of-a kind décor from your shopping adventures. Memorable pieces make for great conversation.
4. Memory wall - What home doesn’t have its wall of pride? Include your favorite photos of your family, memorable vacations or even diplomas. You can also include letters and trinkets that you would like to cherish forever.