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Bringing a Touch of Individuality To Your Decor

Your home is more than a roof and four walls. It’s more than just a source of warmth and shelter. It’s an extension of your personality. It’s a space that is well and truly yours. The one place in the whole world where you can be truly and completely yourself without reservation, compromise or apology… At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. But in an era where huge corporate behemoths like IKEA have taken up so much of the home decor market, is it any wonder that so often our homes can feel homogenous. That’s not a knock on IKEA, by the way, not is it intended to denigrate those who enjoy their stuff. The convenience, range, and low prices of the Scandinavian furniture giant cannot be denied, not can their appeal. Nonetheless, whatever the pros and cons of mass-manufactured furnishings, it’s safe to say that they make it difficult to add personality, flair, and individuality to your decor.

Here we’ll look at a few ways to bring the individuality back to your decor so that you can wow your guests but, more importantly, feel well and truly at home in your living space...

Hang your own artwork on the walls

Wall art is a fantastic way to imbue your living space with color, vibrancy and personality. But why put that same old New York Skyline on your walls when you can wear your personality on your walls by displaying your own art. Whether you’re a budding painter, a gifted amateur photographer or prefer to work with digital tools like ProCreate, your walls can become a showcase for your creativity and give your living space an aesthetic that’s truly unique.

Look at alternative furniture brands

The big well-known brands are affordable and easy to come by. But don’t make the mistake of assuming that these are your only options. There are many alternative smaller suppliers online. It’s just a case of finding them. In many cases, you can buy furniture directly from the manufacturer. Check out these Joybird reviews for a good example. While you may have to pay a little more for them, they are well crafted artisanal pieces that have more personality than the mass-manufactured products that we see in many showrooms.

Use reclaimed materials

Looking for something truly unique… You’re not going to find it in any store. Instead, try looking for architectural salvage companies near you. They can help you find everything from antique bricks to fireplaces and door handles, fixtures, and fittings. The perfect way to break the mold and add a touch of vintage charm to your living space.

Don’t be afraid to customize

Finally, even if your only option is to opt for big furniture brands, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add your own spin through customization. Reupholstering chairs, repainting tables, or sanding down new furniture to give it a rustic farmhouse aesthetic are all great ways to add your own creative flourishes to furniture that might otherwise be considered pedestrian.

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