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How to Add Personality to Your Decor

calander Jul 22 , 2020 user-icon Nash Painting

One of the major perks of owning a home is that you’re free to decorate it however you like. That said, achieving the interior design of your dreams is often easier said than done. After all, interiors consist of so many components that come together to create a cohesive (or not so cohesive) aesthetic -- paint colors, furniture, accessories, fixed features, and more -- and managing them all is a tall order. Still, it helps to start somewhere. So, if one or more of your rooms is feeling uninspired and stale, here are some ways to add personality to your decor.

Apply Accents

They say that variety is the spice of life. Indeed, when it comes to interior house paint, even a single strong contrast can add depth and personality to a room. If the walls and ceiling of your interior are, say, off-white, imagine what would happen if you painted a single wall (or the ceiling) a different, darker color. This simple accent could change the entire feel of the room and inform additional decor decisions down the line. For instance, if you implement a navy accent wall, you might invest in navy accessories or furniture to bring the whole aesthetic together.

Cut the Clutter

While a cramped, busy space can certainly exude personality, it might not be the vibe you’re going for. Sometimes, less is more. And if you want your personality to shine through your interior design, decluttering is one of the first steps you should take. And if you plan on home painting, you’ll have to cut the clutter anyway. Get rid of or store items that don’t belong in the space or interfere with your desired aesthetic. As you clean up, you might find certain objects that are worth implementing in your redesign.

Display Your Favorite Art and Accessories

While you don’t want your interior to be cluttered, you don’t want it to be entirely bare, either. The minimalistic look might be right for some people, but if you want to add some personality to your decor, don’t be afraid to accessorize. Be mindful, however, of how you choose to decorate your interior. Trendy items and artwork will diminish the unique character of your home. Instead, seek art that speaks to you, preferably from local painters and photographers, and scour flea markets and specialty stores for one-of-a-kind objects. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even modify or create art and decorations of your own.

Try New Painting Techniques

In addition to experimenting with new paint colors and accents, consider using unique painting techniques to create some visual texture. Certain tools, brushstrokes, and paint types can allow you to imitate the appearance of materials like marble, fabric, and wood. You can also “age” your surfaces using glazes. These various techniques often fall under the category of “faux finishes.” If you’re new to these techniques, they can be tricky to pull off, so it’s worth hiring experienced interior painting services for these purposes.

Feel Free to Mix Up Your Furniture

Finally, the way you furnish your interiors greatly contributes to your decor’s personality. You can play it safe and purchase matching sets of furniture to keep your interior grounded. Or, you might mix and match furniture (colors, fabrics, and shapes). This latter approach can visually clutter your interior if you’re not careful. With the right approach, however, an eclectic collection of furniture can make every corner of your room pop with personality.

Make Your Interior Your Own

You might not truly feel at home until your decor is in sync with your personal tastes. This transformation won’t happen overnight, but if you’re ready to begin the journey, the interior painting contractors at Nash Painting can help make your decor vision a reality. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!