As a lifestyle blogger, I have my eyes open for new ideas and trends when it comes to home decor. So much so that I’m always updating my home in both big and small ways to keep my interiors fresh and stylish. Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with different looks and I’m really learning about what I love when it comes to decorating my own home. I’ve always struggled with my own style as I’m genuinely attracted to many things. So it’s rewarding to finally find a look that suits me.
However, over the years, one design principle I’ve always followed is that your home should be an expression of you. If you love your home, and all the little pieces and accessories inside it make your heart sing, it really doesn’t matter what your relative or the neighbor down the street thinks. At the end of the day, it’s your home.
Lately, I’ve become very particular about the pieces and accessories I bring into my space. I’m always looking for something unique and personal. Something that is a reflection of me and leaves a lasting impression on the folks who visit my home. One way I’ve found to do this is through personalized accessories. Whether it be a special mug or a fabulous pillow with my initials, the detail just adds something to an already wonderful piece.
These personalized items also create a memorable experience for your guests. Because the pieces are unique, they also make great gifts. A set of personalized mugs in a basket with a bottle of vodka, fresh lemons, and cute straws. That’s a winning gift. Plus, it’s a little party in a basket!
Beyond personalized items, I love a good DIY project. One of my favorite pieces in my home is this a brass terrarium. It has a permanent spot on my coffee table and constantly gets comments from my guests. The best part, however, is that I put it together myself, so seeing it grow and flourish is a huge reward.
Give it a try. Add a few personalized items to your home decor to make it extra special. And if you already have, we want to hear all about it. Be sure to let us know in the comments. As always, happy decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr. is a designer and Lifestyle Blogger. On his blog, Inspired by Charm, Michael shares his love and tips for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide the tools and inspiration for everyone to live a happy, colorful life.