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Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

By: Jenn Aspinwall

April 2, 2018

Does your home feel like your refuge, or is it kind of…generic? It can seem challenging, especially in a rented space, to make your place feel like your own. But you don’t need a big budget to personalize your pad. A designer at Laurel & Wolf can help channel your unique likes, quirks and personality and translate them into different pieces of your decor.

Display Your Memories

These days, we all have enough personal photos to cover every inch of our walls. While you probably don’t want to turn your home into a shrine, incorporating some of your favorite shots is an easy way to personalize your space. Pick out faves from your phone’s photo album or Instagram feed, upload them to an online framer, and voilà. Instantly personal (and affordable) decor. Don’t have anything you’d deem frame-worthy? Sounds like a great excuse to book an exotic vacation or professional family photo shoot.

Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

Add a Signature Scent

There’s nothing like walking into a home and getting a whiff of freshly baked cookies or a bouquet of roses. A well-chosen aroma may not change the way your space looks, but it can instantly change the way it feels. What scents instantly say comfort and “home” to you? If you’re not sure, start experimenting with different fragrances via your method of choice—i.e., room sprays, essential oil diffusers or votive candles, to name a few.

Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

Carve Out Space for That Thing You Do

Think about your hobbies. Which of your most loved extracurriculars could you make a dedicated space for in your home? You could devote a corner to a cozy reading or meditation nook, create a chill zone to play or lounge with music, or bring in a bar cart to indulge your affinity for gourmet cocktails. Even just a few square feet dedicated to that thing you love will make your space feel more like you.

Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

Inject Your Personality Into Accessories

Accent pillows, rugs, bed linens—they’re all a canvas for you and your tastes. Are you bold and vibrant? Make your home accessories reflect that with bright colors and striking patterns. Love humor? Add some pillows or prints with funny phrases or cartoons. Whatever your personality, there’s decor out there to match.

Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

Photo via C Home

Incorporate Your Favorite Flora

Plants are another no-brainer way to add a personal touch to your space, with the bonus of adding life and warmth. Whether you swoon for soft pink peonies or succulents, it’s easy to find the perfect spot for plants in your home. Don’t have a favorite yet? Spend a Saturday morning wandering your local nursery and vow not to leave empty-handed.

Make It Your Own: 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Space

All of our designers at Laurel & Wolf know exactly how to help you create a personalized space that perfectly reflects your style. Meet your designer now!

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