It’s amazing how, when it comes to expressing ourselves, we don’t always have to use words. Yes, telling our story is perhaps the simplest and easiest way to reveal who we truly are, but showing it can be much more creative and soulful. That’s why we pay so much attention to the art we make, the music we compose, the clothes we wear, and, of course, the décor of our residence. That’s right, our home speaks volumes about us, whether we like it or not, which is yet another reason we should not take its decoration lightly.
Trust me, turning your house or apartment into a place that subtly and tastefully represents who you are as a person is not as hard and expensive as some of you might think. Now, I’m not saying that you won’t need to buy a couple of new pieces of home furniture (especially if you never really liked the ones you have) or replace your rooms’ wallpapers with more unique ones if you wish to accomplish this mission. All I’m saying is that you don’t have to undertake the long and rather costly project of completely transforming your home to add heart and warmth to it. Sometimes, making several small but careful changes can be more than enough.
If you plan to purchase certain items of home furniture, then I advise you to look for such pieces that perfectly reflect your authenticity. Don’t be afraid to incorporate an eccentric modern sofa bed into your living room or an outstanding rustic wooden dining table into your dining room. As long as you are pleased with the outcome, everything is allowed. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
Furthermore, you can easily make your residence feel more personal by painting your walls your favourite color or hanging beautiful portraits of you and your family on them. Do you have a collection of tiny souvenirs you have been hiding somewhere safe for years, maybe even decades? You cannot fool me, I know you do. Well, my dear, their time to shine has come, so you better find a nice spot for each one of them. Do you know what else I believe you should do? Display all of your old books, your precious vinyl records, your posters, your children’s first drawings, even your accessories. Believe me, the only thing you will regret about this is that you didn’t do it earlier.
So, as you have probably already realized, a house or an apartment doesn’t become a true home until we include bits and pieces of ourselves in its décor. The question is: have you done that yet?