When you’re creating a home, it should be reflective of you and your family. One place that you can really let your personality shine is in wall décor.
Why pick items that anyone can order and put in their house? (Looking at you art.com and Target…sorry!) Here are three ways to create some personalized touches to your next wall décor project!
- Take advantage of your own photos for your home. I’m not talking about those staged poses from family vacation. I’m talking about the candids, the scenery pictures, even some of the mistake photos. It’s a tedious task, but so well worth it when the photos in your home are ones you love or ones you took. One of my favorite pictures of my husband is a poorly taken photo of him sleeping on a train. There is just this great mood about the picture that makes my heart full.
- Make your own art, or commission your kids to make a piece for a room. With a canvas, some painter’s tape and paint, I’ve worked with 2 and 4-year-olds who have helped create a series of paintings to bring a room to life. Those pieces will forever be a little more sentimental to their parents than any art I could have purchased.
- Make it meaningful. You don’t have to scour through photos or dive into DIY to give your artwork meaning. Use places that you’re inspired by or that you love to drive the emotion of a room. I am currently working with a client that loves Cape Cod, so we’re designing a bedroom that mimics that emotion. And we may not use a picture the client took, but the art and overall design of the room has a real purpose and connection for the client.
Sometimes it’s hard to ground the accents and wall décor throughout your house, when we’re constantly bombarded with so many beautiful ideas and inspiration. Remember to take a step back. It’s harder for a room or look to age when it has some true meaning to you.