Mysa Home Styling is all about cultivating contentment and joy at home through cozy and functional spaces. This blog is filled with inspiration and encouragement to help you create a home you love!
January 21, 2019
Today I’ve got a great guest post for you on how to incorporate your personality into the design of your home! As I’ve been adjusting to mom life, I hope you find this guest post helpful and inspiring!
If you’re a new or prospective homeowner, then you may be wondering how to best design a space that is personal to you. Want to feel fully comfortable when you’re at home, and for your guests to leave feeling as if they know you a whole lot better? Check out the tips below, and you’ll have the house smacking of “you” in no time.
Styling your home
You can do all the decorating and repainting in the world, but if you don’t start out with great ‘bones,’ your home-personalizing enterprise will be a case of mutton dressed as lamb. The importance of having a reliable frame to build around is why it’s so vital to put time and resources into finding aspects such as wall coverings, window designs and furnishings that work together—both aesthetically and practically.
Enlisting the help of a thoughtful, dedicated home stylist can help your dream interior home designs come to life like never before. When your home décor—including colors, textures, and furnishing choices—matches with your purpose for each room, you will feel ready to relax, take on new projects, invite over friends and family, or any other plans you have for your home.
The best home stylists work hard to understand, embrace, and uplift your current style, and work to find practical, beautiful objects and décor to match your budget and dream design goals. Good looking designs should be functional too! Your home stylist will help you explore design trends that you might not have heard about, delving into unknown nooks and crannies to offer you up a catalogue of suitable investments, no matter your design style.
Get small-scale creative
Think of your home as your personal gallery. What’s your story? What places mean the most to you? Use cultural artifacts, souvenirs from your travels, and one-of-a-kind art pieces to tell your guests the story of you. If you’re a creative at heart, make your own original art installations. If you enjoy a particular hobby or sport, such as baseball, archery, or sailing, decorate your home accordingly—hang up a piece of clothing or equipment which relates to your favorite passions.
Speaking of ways to be creative on a smaller scale, you might also consider adding a pop of color to your office: a bit of brightness in a working room can also do wonders for your productivity levels.
Bring the outside in
If you enjoy being in nature, bring green elements into your home by dotting plants and flowers around the living spaces and bedrooms, or by growing a “living wall” inside. You don’t have to cultivate a full-scale rainforest, but a handful of plants—even cacti—will do wonders for your mood and the atmosphere of your home.
Extra space is your space
Most homeowners exercise a degree of restraint in their design process when decorating the “communal” areas of the home. For guest bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces, it’s nice to add personal touches in subtler ways.
But if you’re lucky enough to have an extra room or garage space to play with, you can really go crazy. Whether it’s an art studio, a yoga space, or a reading room, make the most of whatever square feet you have to establish a space that’s totally yours.
Choose furniture that fits your lifestyle
Too many home decorators see items like white leather sofas in showrooms and buy similar furnishings for their own homes. Try not to lose sight of how your life works practically. If you have young children, pristine fabrics and delicate furniture won’t serve you well in the long-term—choose functional furniture over the classy glass tabletop you’ve been coveting. Deep down, you know it’s gorgeous, but not the right fit!
Don’t always go with the crowd
The easiest way of going about personalizing your home is to fill it with what you love. You’re the one who’s living there, after all, and if it’s your first home, this may be the first opportunity you’ve had to really do whatever you’d like with your own space.
And remember, very little is permanent in the world of home DIY, so if you end up disliking an element of a room, don’t sweat it. Let your house change with your tastes!
Harper is a New Zealand-based freelance writer who loves discussing home and lifestyle topics. She fills her own room with furniture, art, and decorations that reflect her personality and greatest passions. Around her home, she has invested in functional, multi-purpose furniture. Harper has previously contributed written content for home supplies websites such as Plumbing Plus. See more of her work here.