5 Different Ways to Personalize Your Home and Control Mood

Have you ever walked into your friend’s home and felt instantly at ease? Maybe it’s just because you’re spending time with a loved one, but it might also have something to do with how their home is an extension of them. You feel their comfort in their design choices and their energy when you walk into any room—our homes should act as an extension of our very personalities. If that’s something you want to accomplish with your own home, check out these different ways to personalize your home.

Make Each Room It’s Own

We love the idea of personalizing a home by making each room have its own feel. Take bedrooms, for example—the kids’ rooms should be different than the master, which should be different from the kitchen. This is not only because they have different purposes but also because the differing personality design choices can help people to feel more comfortable. If you’re not sure how to do this, think about different themes for each room!

Or Purposely Create Flow Between

If you don’t think there’s enough of a difference between each room’s personality, or you don’t like the idea of switching themes in different rooms, then try to create a flow. If you only want to stick with a few personality choices in the home, make them clear, and make them flow. Don’t let them slip under the rug—if you want to go for a clean, white, modern take on the first floor, stick to that. It should be pretty clear what mood and vibe the room gives off.

Put Collections on Display

A simple way to personalize your home is by putting beloved items on display. If you like them, share them! Maybe you collect beautiful glassware. Instead of hiding those in a cabinet, create a space where you can show them off. They always say that a picture is worth a thousand words—the same is true with some personal collections!

Utilize the Power of Color

Color is one of the best ways to emphasize a personality or influence the mood of a room. Thankfully, there are a few different ways to do that. We’ll use the kids’ room as an example. Utilize some fun painting ideas for their room to display that extra splash of creativity. From there, you can use color within other little design details—accent colors, curtains, bedspreads. The options are pretty endless for using color to influence the personality of a space. You don’t have to stick to creams!

Tell Your Story With Photos

You might already know this, but if you don’t, take advantage! Photos tell a story, and using them in the home helps your home seem more like a piece of you. This doesn’t mean that you need to have pictures up on every empty space on the walls, but smart design can accentuate the personality you’ve already created in the room.


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Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.
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