Revamp your home decor based on your unique personality, writes Neha Jhunjhunwala

Some easy questions and tips that could help you understand your personal style and also how these relate to and influence the available space

The space you live in should speak volumes about you


Our home is no longer just our home — it also serves as our office space, our restaurant space, our ‘meet up with friends’ space. We are spending much more time in our homes than we ever did before (this is something each and everyone of us would say for sure). So why not do it up to match with who you are!

Just as clothes are an extension of you, your home or your space too, is a reflection of who you are — and of your personality. So the space you live in should speak volumes about you and that, for me, is the most critical element while styling or decorating one’s home. Homes can range from boho-chic to minimal modern, from contemporary to traditional or from kitsch to classical. A lot of factors usually influence our bent towards a specific kind of interior look — including age group, family (or no family) set-up, demographic set-up, lifestyle, and the socio-economic standing of an individual.

So the next question that comes to mind is how do we define what our unique decor style is? How would we find the look that snug-fits our lifestyle, and us? Well, here are some easy questions and tips that could help you understand your personal style and also how these relate to and influence the available space.

Wordgame

If you had to describe yourself or your family set-up in two-three words, what would be the first few words that come to mind? Sometimes, it is normal and — to a certain degree, more interesting — to have the second word that is the complete opposite of what the first word was (like classic kitsch). Since most of us have multiple characteristics, using contradictory words helps in making the space more exciting. That’s the decor style your home should have. It’s that easy, isn’t it? What also helps at this point is to browse through the best home decor/interior design sites and bookmark the pages or right-click and save the images that you like, in a folder. If you subscribe to magazines, you’re lucky! Cut and keep pictures of homes or spaces that you would love yours to look and feel like.

Now your next question could well be, “Okay, so I have the two-three words and maybe a couple of pictures! What next? How do I correlate all of this into my home interiors?”

Bring in the patterns

For starters, you need to understand what kind of patterns (or no patterns) do you feel comfortable in? What makes you feel calm and makes you feel, well… at home? It could well be a damask pattern or a traditional paisley, a simple stripe or an opulent suzani pattern. You need to understand what design element you are naturally drawn to. Your pattern liking could shape the overall style of your

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Using Unique Wall Decor to Add Style and Personality to Your Child’s Room

Using wall decor for a child’s room is a fun and inexpensive way to add personality and style to a room. You may be considering adding a decor piece to a child’s bedroom or even a playroom. In any case, you will have many different options available to you.

Wall decor is typically associated with framed artwork. Framed artwork is a great way to add some detail to your walls in a sophisticated yet simple way. Consider utilizing an artist drawing or print or even a timeless photograph. Affordable prints and photographs are available framed and ready for hanging both in retail locations and on the web.

An increasingly popular trend in wall decor is peel and stick wall decals. The benefits to peel and stick wall decals are numerous. Designs come with easy to understand application instructions and can be applied to most any wall surface. There is no need for sticky glue and when you are ready for a change they remove easily without damaging your walls. With digital precision, these decals are cut to exact specifications. They are offered in so many designs you are sure to find one that fits your needs. Many decals can also be personalized.

Another underused wall decor option is a wall hanging. Wall hangings range in size, design and price. Most center around a theme and can be personalized very easily. These canvas wall hangings can be moved throughout a room with ease using the coordinating ribbons or hardware. These classic designs can be a timeless treasure for your child in the years to come.

If you are seeking a way to create a large wall mural and do not know where to begin, how about considering a paint by number wall mural. Paint by number wall murals are a great way to participate in the decorating yourself. With the ease of paint by number wall mural kits you do not need to be an expert painter. Kits come with the pattern, instructions and color guide to make the process easy for even a novice. Patterns generally center around a theme and choices are offered for both boys and girls.

Personalized wall plaques are a cute way to add some excitement to your child’s room. While not as large as other wall decor items, these wall plaques are a highlight simply because they add such a personal touch. Children love to see their name proudly displayed on their walls. These plaques are generally very colorful and unique in their design making them a standout piece in the room. They usually come with an accompanying coordinated ribbon for hanging.

What better way to document your child’s growth through the years than with a customized growth chart. Growth charts are available in a variety of themes and designs. Some are hand-painted original works of art on stretched canvas, others are similar to wall hangings, and still others are available as peel and stick wall decals. Most growth charts can be personalized and will …

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