Have you just moved into a house that doesn’t quite feel like yours? With any big move, it takes a while to settle in and really feel at home. The best way to speed up this process is to incorporate your personality into the home design.
There are endless ways to decorate and accessorise a pre-owned home. You can’t go wrong once you stay true to your personal style. Here are a few simple design ideas for your inspiration:
Make Minor Improvements
Before you move into a pre-owned home, the smart thing to do is to get a home inspection. This will ensure that there are no big issues you’ll have to deal with later on. But even after a home inspection, there’s bound to be some minor flaws that need fixing after you move in.
Don’t be afraid to do some DIY, whether that involves re-painting the garage or fixing a light fixture. Sometimes it’s more rewarding to do these things yourself, as it allows you to really take ownership of your home. Once you’ve made little improvements to your home, you can start decorating to your heart’s desire.
The artwork on your walls says a lot about your personality. Find some artwork that you love, whether it’s a personal creation or a piece by your favourite artist. Don’t be concerned with what’s trendy or popular. Art is supposed to be a form of expression, so you should use it as such. Use your empty walls as a blank canvas to show off your artistic personality.
Add a Home Gym
Do you spend a lot of time working out? Use any empty space or a spare room to create your very own home gym. It doesn’t have to be over the top. All you really need is a couple of pieces of your favourite gym equipment, and you’re good to go.
Accessories the Furniture
Obviously, the furniture is a big stylistic element of your home. You can make your furniture extra stylish with colourful cushions and throws. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colours, patterns and sizes. Use these accessories an opportunity to show off your fun, individual style.
Experiment with Lighting
Lighting has the ability to transform any space. You can play with different types of lighting to create a mood in your home. Candles, lamps, outdoor lanterns and fairy lights help to create a warm ambience and glow. These simple lighting additions will make your home feel inviting, cosy and romantic.
Highlight Your Passions
Look for creative ways to highlight your hobbies and passions in your home. Are you a music fanatic? Highlight your favourite artists by displaying their records or framing lyrics on the wall.
Do you love to cook? Show off your cookbooks and display your favourite cooking items on open shelving. No matter what your hobby is, don’t be shy about showing it off. It’s the things that you’re passionate about that says a lot about the person you are.
Create a Backyard Workshop
When decorating your home, it’s important to think about the outside as well. Why not create your very own backyard workshop? Repurposed shipping containers are very versatile and can be used to create almost any type of structure. You can modify your container to create a practical, yet stylish workspace.
The process of accessorising a pre-owned home can actually be a lot of fun. You can use it as a chance to express yourself and show off the things you love the most. Get creative with it!