4 Ways to Add Personality to a New Home

Urban living room with hand-carved coffee table, a slim couch and throws
Unique artwork, throw pillows and a mix of large and small furniture can make an urban condo feel warm and cozy.

3. Add Some Art

Whether you’re hanging original masterpieces, prints that you found at the dollar store or even pictures that your kids drew, artwork immediately draws the eye and sets apart your home from all others.

Take some time to figure out the works that mean the most to you — whether they’re paintings, sketches, family photos and  shadowboxes — so that you can add mixed media to your decor.

Parents: Check out some inexpensive ways to hang kids’ art projects!


Living room with seashells and candles on the coffee table
No coffee table’s top should be bare. Add a bowl of seashells, assorted candles or other things that bring you joy.

4. Accessorize!

Finally, add a few little touches here and there. A hand-built end table in one room or a tapestry purchased overseas in another can add a lot to your home’s personality.

What’s important about these additions isn’t that they make a statement, but rather that they’re uniquely part of your life, and tell your life story.

Whether they’re hand-made throw pillows you purchased in Panama or a series of souvenir glasses from Sicily, the little touches can make all the difference.

Whether you choose to make big statements or small, everything you do in your new home will make it feel like more of your own.

Take a bit of time to make sure that your home sends the statement that you want it to send, and then make sure you allow yourself to get comfortable.

You’ll be amazed by how quickly your new house will begin to feel like your home!

How do you make your house a home? Let us know in the comments!

Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer.

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