We spend much of our lives having to restrict how we express ourselves, from being told we can’t have that mohawk when we are teens through to needing to wear a suit or a logo emblazoned polo shirt to work in, and so our homes become the one space where we can truly articulate our personal style and standout from the crowd. To inspire you on your mission to add personality and pizazz into your home, here are 3 ways to XYZ.
The stairs in your home are screaming out for your personal touch. Stairs are made of the treads and risers that provide you with a perfect space to add color and interest to what can be an area that is somewhat neglected in home interiors. While the treads can be painted a functional and easy to clean color – or stripped back to bare wood – it is the risers that are the unsung heroes of personalizing the space.
You can use decals to scribe an inspirational phrase to motivate your family, or use ornate vinyl tiles to really inject some color. If you are confident with your creative skills, and have the time to devote to it, you can even mosaic the risers for a truly unique look.
The accessories that you use to decorate your home with is where you really can add your personal touch. You want your pieces to be as unique as you are, and so if you choose handmade items, you will be guaranteed their exclusivity. Banbayu offers a selection of handpicked, handcrafted items from around the globe, that cannot be replicated by mass manufactured accessories, and the good news is that they are sustainably produced too. If your current accessories are lacking the personal touch, think about how you can update them. You can use spray paint to turn a mundane statue into an unexpected and contemporary accessory that complements your interior scheme.
Just because something is designed for a specific function, it does not mean that it can’t be used for something altogether different to what it was intended for. If you are a fan of scouring thrift stores, you may find a piece of furniture that you love, that can be reconditioned to be used in a different way. An antique chest of drawers, for example, can be overhauled to make the perfect bathroom vanity unit, and you can replace the top of it with a waterproof material such as marble or a natural stone. Plus the piping can be hidden behind the drawers. With minimal effort, you will have a truly unique piece of furniture at a fraction of the cost of a shop bought one.
Tip: to source the top of the unit, go to a local kitchen fitter they may be willing to sell you an offcut from one of the kitchens that they have fitted for a reasonable price (or at least point you in the right direction to get you one).
Adding the personal touch to your home requires you to think outside of the box. Whether you source unique and special accessories, or upcycle furniture and make crafty amendments to your current collections, with effort and time you can add a touch of your personality to any space.