Decorating Your Personal Space

Decorating Your Personal Space

Take a look around you. What do you see? Depending on where you are, you may see a space that is beautiful and inspiring, or you may see one that bores you or even stresses you out. Make no mistake: the spaces which surround you affect you even when you don’t take the time to look around. What you internalize about that space has a profound effect on everything from your productivity to your happiness.

So when you think about your home, you should think carefully about your decor. Maybe you don’t consider yourself “an interior decorating person,” and maybe you think that decor and design are shallow things. But you’re taking a mental toll on yourself by not doing more for your decor and your space.

Creating aesthetically pleasing spaces

Colors can make us happier and sadder, or more or less productive. Wall hangings can make our spaces look larger or cozier. And the net effect of these aesthetic choices make our personal space work in service of the room itself: a more efficient kitchen, for instance, or a more comfortable living room or bedroom.

So invest in your spaces. Learn to hang your wall hangings at the correct height. Take the time to pick out nice wall hangings and the right paint colors. Don’t resort to cheap posters or tiny photographs. Spend wisely to get things that you truly want to look at every day.

Use decorations to personalize your space

Decor isn’t just about making a space beautiful. If that were the case, our spaces would feel much less distinct from one another’s. What keeps spaces from becoming generic is the fact that we each have different things we want to see in a room. We each have different definitions of beauty, and we each have different personal passions and loved ones that we want to be reminded of.

So when you read design blogs and look up the latest trends in decor, don’t feel like you’re trying to replicate the images you see. Instead, think about how you can integrate your own personal priorities and sense of style in a way that evokes the same kind of aesthetics which you admire in other people’s spaces.

Personalization can be wonderful. For instance, a photo of friends or family can make a room in a house feel more like a room in a home: a lived-in place that is full of comfort and history. And you can combine this desire for personal displays with a strong sense of interior design, of course. Custom canvas prints can give your personal photographs the weight and beauty of art in a way that will make them more distinctive and meaningful to you.

Think from room to room

You have a personal sense of style and with a little bit of reading and research, you can develop a sense of interior design basics. But don’t apply those things in the same way to every room in your home. It’s important to remember that each room in your space has a purpose. Your decorating techniques and decisions should work in service of that purpose.

Take, for instance, your kitchen and your living room. Those are two rooms with different purposes, and they deserve different decorating styles. You may decide to make your kitchen a cleaner and sparer space, for instance, in order to encourage productivity and efficiency. Meanwhile, you may opt for a cozier feel in your living room. Hanging more wall decorations and putting an emphasis on personalized items like photographs will help designate the living room as a comfortable space for living and relaxing.

Your rooms matter, so think about your decor. Read blogs for inspiration, work with experts, and personalize your space. You’ll enjoy a richer life in your own home if you do.

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