Whether you’re looking to refresh your home or you’ve just moved into your first place, making your house feel more personal and inviting is important. After all, it’s where you go to relax, unwind, rest, have fun, and make a life! That’s why we’ve come up with this quick list of 5 personal touches to add to your home.

Fixtures & Furnishings

Sure, you could stick with your boring, standard old fixtures and furnishings, or you could upgrade! Light and plumbing fixtures aren’t as expensive as you think, and even something as simple as changing out a doorknob or the fixtures in your bathroom can give the room a whole new feel.

Doors & Archways

There is a lot you can do to customize and personalize the appearance of doors and archways. For example, if you are a fan of rustic-style interiors, you can install sliding barn doors to add a more warm and inviting feeling to your home. If you want a more exotic feel, you could also consider draping colorful fabrics around the archways in your hallways or over entrances to doorways.

Colors & Accessories

Adding an accent color and artwork to the walls, throw pillows with eclectic designs, and rugs that really bring a touch of personality to a room are all great ways to make your house feel more like home. Choose colors that make you feel happy and make your home more cohesive. Research the meaning of colors for some ideas!

Keepsakes & Memorabilia

Whether it’s your great-grandmother’s wedding picture, or the signed poster of your favorite band, using a few bits of keepsakes and memorabilia for decorating your walls, desk, tables, etc. can really add a personal pop to each room. (A personal favorite is using an old band scarf from as a table cover for a nightstand!)

Downsize & Maximize

Cleaning off shelving and getting storage furniture can be a great way to downsize clutter and maximize your open space. Decluttering and tidying your home will not only make you feel better, it will allow you the space you want to add personal touches and unwind.

It doesn’t have to be costly or “big” to make your house feel more like yours. All it takes is a creative eye, a brave soul, and a thirst for change! You can find a lot of great ideas by surfing the net or hitting up your local craft and home improvement stores for their exceptional DIY classes!

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