*This post was crafted with inspiration from Havenly.com
What makes a home special is the presence of those living in it. Your home should be personal and reflect you. An easy way to make your home feel more personal is by incorporating special pieces that means something to you into your décor. If there is a certain piece that means something to you highlight it and show it off. If you have a surf board lying around hang it up on the wall. It will give your place plenty of personality! It can literally be anything from a sentimental item to a piece of art that you love.
So how do you incorporate these personal items into the rest of your décor, and how do you highlight them? Below are my 5 best tips on how to do just that.
Mix old and new
Often times special and sentimental pieces can be old (hello great grandpa’s old clock) and many people are unsure of showing them off. But adding vintage pieces into modern décor is not something you should be afraid of. If you have a vintage treasure that means something to you don’t be afraid to show it off even though the rest of your home may be more modern and contemporary. The key to a good mix between vintage and modern is about finding the right balance between old and new!
Keep it simple
If you want to highlight your special piece I think you should keep the rest of the décor simple. The more the merrier is not the answer in this situation. Your special piece should be the focal point so keep the rest of the décor at that place relatively simple and avoid clutter.
The bigger the better
If you have a favorite piece of art you want to showcase hang it alone, or at least make sure it’s bigger than all the other pieces. Your favorite art piece then becomes the dominant element and the eye is drawn to that piece first. It’s all about size and contrast!
Follow the theme
If the room is already following a theme don’t try to force your special piece into it. A piece that don’t work well with the theme will only look misplaced. Instead find another place where the piece will work better.
Use your creativity
Ignore all design principles in favor of creativity. That means that you basically should ignore everything I’ve just said. Ok joking aside, guidelines are good to have when decorating but don’t let it get to your head. If you have a piece you love and want to show off don’t let silly design rules stop you. Only your creativity can do that. I can almost guarantee you that there is a place for that special piece in your home. You just have to find it.
I hope you find my tips helpful, and please tell me if you have any décor pieces in your home that is special to you. I’d love to hear about them!
*All photos used in this post are from Pinterest
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