Moving into a new home can feel strange. After all, it’s never been lived in — it just doesn’t quite feel like you belong there.

If you want to put your personal stamp on a new home, you need to find ways to add your personality to the space. Here are four great ways you can add a bit of personalization to your new home.

Living room with a bay window, leather couches and a fireplace
Before you purchase furniture, measure the room and make sure everything will fill the space and fit.

1. Choose Your Furniture Wisely

One of the best ways to add a touch of your personality to a new home is with furniture.

While you can’t do much about the layout of a new home, choosing furniture that matches your style — as opposed to merely picking what’s on sale — can lend each room a specific type of personality.

Whether you prefer modern or classic, comfortable or chic, the furniture you choose will make an indelible mark on the character of your home. And don’t just think of indoor furniture; your patio or back porch could use some sprucing up, too!

Want to really personalize your furniture? Read: How to Make Homemade Chalky Paint to Use for Antiquing Furniture

White bathroom with ceramic tile that looks like marble

2. Switch Up the Floors

Changing the flooring can also be a great way to show your personal style.

One of the best places to do this is in the bathroom — not only is it a space you’ll use quite often, but it’s small enough that you can make a major change quickly.

Consider each flooring option for your bathroom. Take some time to check out bathroom tile showrooms to determine which patterns fit your personal tastes. If your budget requires a DIY approach, go ahead and tile that bathroom yourself! It’s easy.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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