I'm continuing on with what has become a little decorating series. For the past few Wednesdays I've been sharing a ton of ideas and inspiration for making your home unique.
You can read about Mixing Antique with Modern in Home Decorating (here) and Storage Solutions for Older Homes (here).
And, today I wanted to discuss adding in those fun, quirky elements that make homes unique and filled with personality.
I'm sort of all over the place when it comes to shopping for my home. I'm a huge Target fan and also love shopping at places like HomeGoods, West Elm and CB2. But, I equally love thrift stores, flea markets and antique shops.
And I think this mix is super important when creating a quirky, interesting home. Adding in some older elements really gives a home more life and personality and prevents it from being just one note. You know how sometimes you will see a room and it is very obvious that person shopped at one store and one store only. Yeah. That's what I try to avoid.
I love looking at homes and seeing something that makes you do a double take.
So, what are some ways to add personality to a home? Here are ten ideas...
1. Paint (either an accent wall or the entire room)
2. Rug (bold, colorful, tattered)
3. Art (so unexpected and definitely a conversation starter...see mine here)
4. Accessories (something super fun and unique)
5. Wallpaper (just like paint, paper an accent wall or the entire room for major impact)
6. Painted Furniture (bold colors or how about chalkboard paint like one of the examples above)
7. Mismatched Chairs (unified with paint, fabric or not...see mine here)
8. Pieces Used in Unexpected Ways (have fun and options are unlimited)
9. Fabric (pick something totally out of character to your home and use it as an accent)
10. Lighting (search for vintage and find something with loads of personality)
Let's discuss. What quirky things do you have in your home and where do you like to shop?