Deciding on your home decor can be a fun task to take on. It can also be quite daunting. Sometimes, you struggle to find pieces that suit you own personal style or make the right statement. When this happens, you can often feel like giving up and settling. But it doesn’t have to be the case.
If you’re looking to add a little something to the home, why not opt for character? Adding in character to your home not only allows you to add a little slice of personality but make your decor distinguishable. If you’re not sure on how to do it, take a look at the top five ways of achieving this look.
Mixing colour palettes can be a tough task, but it can have such a striking effect. Make sure you keep colours together in one room, rather that creating a clash of different shades. But, be adventurous from room to room. Perhaps focus on a set theme or colour palette per room, but unify the entire house with your united style. It’s easy to be afraid of working with colour, but it can be a simple way to add character.
Styling traditional features around the home is another way of adding a lot of character into each room. Whether you choose a contemporary leather sofa or antique storage chest, adding in heritage accents can transform a room from dull to quirky. Again, as with colour, try to coordinate your pieces by room. Too many traditional pieces in one room, and not in others, could even go past the idea of adding character, and heading straight to chaos.
Focusing On The Details
Working with the details in a room is another way to concentrate on adding character to your decor. If your rooms have picture rails, skirting or coving, you can work with them to create something statement. Choose to paint above and below the picture rails in different shades, or go for colour on the coving or skirting to buck tradition. The finished look can be quite striking.
Blending Old And New
Spaces can start to feel a little dull if you stick to just one style of design throughout the house. Mix it up a little by choosing both old and new styles. By mixing the themes you have, you can add so much more depth to the overall design. Choose vintage, rustic items and style them with the new, modern pieces that you love. You’ll inject a vast amount of character into the space by just thinking outside of the box with your choices.
And sometimes, all it takes to add a lot more life, personality and character to your interior design is investing just a little more in key pieces. When you style a room in this way, it also gives you a starting point to style the rest of the space around. Again, don’t overdo it with statement pieces of furniture or antiques, but by adding in something special to each room, you’ll be able to create that ‘wow’ effect.
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