How to Give Your First Home Personality
Giving your first home personality can be both an exciting but daunting task.
If you're taking on a mortgage for the first time, you may be spending more time staying in than going out to begin with, so it's a place where you may be using a lot, after all! Plus, you always remember your first home!
But don't worry, in this post, I will talk you through every step of the process so that you can create a home that truly reflects your personality.
Start With the Basics: What Is Your Style?
Are you a minimalist? Do you prefer bright, bold colours? Or are you somewhere in between? Answering this question will help you to narrow down your options and make the rest of the process much easier.
Anchor Each Room
Once you've decided on your style, it's time to start thinking about what kinds of pieces you'll need to buy. If you're starting from scratch, I recommend investing in a few key pieces that will anchor each room. For example, a comfortable sofa for the living room, a dining table and chairs for the kitchen, and a bed frame and dresser for the bedroom. In addition, these pieces should be versatile enough to work with any aesthetic so that you can change up your look in the future if you so choose.
Now that you have your anchors in place, it's time to start adding personality to your home. This is where you can really let your style shine through. If you're a minimalist, consider adding a few statement pieces that reflect your personal taste. If you prefer bright colours, don't be afraid to paint your walls or use bold fabrics in your decor. And if you're somewhere in between, try mixing and matching different elements to create a look that is uniquely yours. For example, your bathroom might have sleek, modern fixtures, but your living room might be cosy and traditional. Whatever style you choose, remember that this is your home, and there are no rules. So have fun with it and make it your own! I guarantee you'll love the results.
If you're still feeling overwhelmed, there are plenty of professional services that can help you to give your first home personality. Interior designers and decorators can work with you to create a space that reflects your unique style and needs. So if you need a little extra help, don't be afraid to ask for it. Even if you are able to handle the project yourself and you are fueled by your vision, there might still be some aspects that a professional still needs to step in. For example, plumbers for installing that new sink you've been wanting in the bathroom or an electrician to help you with the wiring for your contemporary chandelier or light fitting.
Making it Your Own
Once you've added your own personal touch to each room, it's time to start enjoying your new home! This is where the real magic happens. As you begin to use your space, you'll start to develop a sense of what works for you and what doesn't. Over time, you'll slowly but surely turn your house into a home that is both practical and perfectly reflects your personality.