Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Home Appeal That Comes From the Heart

When was the last time you really put some thought into your home decor? Adding appeal to your home should really come from personal touches and design ideas, but there are of course times where it’s more efficient to just hire a designer.

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But is that really your own personal touch?

Let’s face it, as brilliant as it looks when a renovator is down giving your home a makeover, it’s still not as appealing as doing it yourself or injecting your own personal flavour into your decor arrangement. Personality is key when designing your home and it’s important to focus adding appeal that comes from the heart, not your wallet.


Adding Personal Touches

One of the best ways to personalize your home is to simply add some personal touches. Yes, this sounds like a basic and boring tip, but that’s really all there is to it. Think of it this way; when you enter someone else’s home what’s the most interesting thing to look at? Is it that expensive modern vase that they have no attachment to, or is it that framed family photograph of their family? Most likely the photograph!
For a simple personal touch, consider adding picture frames to cabinets or even walls around your home. It’s a fantastic way to inject some appeal to your home and it’s more satisfying (in most cases) to see pictures of your family instead of some modern art painting that makes no sense to you.

The Proper Renovators to Use

When hiring a contractor or a renovator to help give your home a makeover, you should be looking at the cheaper solutions that can be customised, not a turnkey solution. For example, services like Million Dollar Makeovers are far better than regular expensive contractors because they can listen to your design and help you achieve the results that you want. If you’re going to recruit someone and pay them money to pretty-up your home, then you should at least have some kind of input.

Before you hire a contractor, make sure you gather inspiration first. Whether it’s snipping clips from fashion magazines or starting a Pinterest gallery of your favourite internet images, gather ideas and show your scrapbook (or online album) to your contractor and work together to design a home that comes from your heart.

Focus on Important Aspects

There are many important aspects of what makes a home truly feel like a home. Things like the kitchen appliances you use or even the television in your living room don’t matter as much as the colours you paint the walls or the rug that you rest your feet on. Many people don’t appreciate just how much of a difference a simple splash of colour can make to a dull room and they focus too much on unimportant components of a room such as the technology.
In short, if you’re going to design a room that appeals to you and comes from your heart, you need to think more creatively and less logically.

19 comments:

  1. For me, my personal touch is pictures. My walls are covered with photos of family and I love seeing them all day when I walk through the house.

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  2. Adding the personal touches is what makes the home. Plus I enjoy changing up the decor and moving items around.

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  3. I need to re-do a lot of rooms in the house. I'll eventually do them. I know we'll be getting rid of carpet in one room and replacing with hardwood floors. I love the color of your walls in your bedroom!

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  4. I love when my house looks like my personality. Some of the decorations yet here I absolutely love. One of my favorites is putting those big words on the wall it just makes the house more personal

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  5. I've decorated my home with family photos for years. I have photos that go back three generations so I have some very unique photos. I agree that a home should be a reflection of the owner. My friends tell me that my house is homey and comfortable and I take that as a compliment.

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  6. A home always needs to have the personal touches to it. That is what makes the home special to the people living there. I also love the bedroom wall color, what a great blue color!

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  7. You have such pretty decor and personal touches! All of my decor and design is done by me each item carefully selected. I could not afford to hire a designer and it would not be ME.

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  8. Decorating a space can be fun for sure. I always add personal touches and think about the functionality of a space first!!

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  9. I love home decor so much that I would not be comfortable with someone coming in, criticizing things, and then changing my home to suit their ideas. It just isn't for me.

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  10. We are working on our guest room right now. I'm hoping we'll have it finished in a few week's time. We could hang more wall decorations, but I kind of want to paint some big areas first.

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  11. These are some good, practical tips for personalizing your home. Sometimes simple things can make all the difference.

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  12. Since moving into my apartment I have definitely put some finishing touches which has made it my home

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  13. We need more personal touches to our home. We do have a few huge wall decals in our home that I do love.

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  14. Cute home sweet home you have there. Looks very cozy and filled with love.

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  15. Customized photos for the walls are the most common way to personalize stuff. I like to be being creative and do some DIY projcts for home decor.

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  16. These little things are what really shape a house into a home. This is a really great post.

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  17. I absolutely adore small, personal touches like these! Makes a house feel like a home and I smile every time I walk in the door

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  18. This is a beautiful home. I can't way to have my own place where i can call home and add my touch to.

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  19. I definitely have my personal touch all over this house, lol. We have lived here 17 years. My favorite is the pictures of my family all over the walls and down the hall. Whenever anyone comes over they like to look at them.

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