Your home should be a place where you can find rest and solace, but sometimes it may feel more like the cover of a home design magazine than your sacred dwelling. There’s certainly nothing wrong with designing your space to entertain and impress friends and family, but when it comes to making it your own, there are a few things you need to know. 

5 Ways to Make Your Home Unique

Avoid making your home look and feel like white noise by ignoring the current interior design trends. Here are five ways to make your home unique. 

Add interest to your entryway

A unique home is often one that feels welcoming and unlike any other. If you want to make an excellent first impression on your guests, you need to make your entryway something to remember. 

Make sure your guests know they’re at the right place before they ever ring the doorbell by adding a custom house number planter next to the front door. This adds a personal touch, as well as a natural one. Here’s an easy DIY house number planter you can try for yourself! 

Another easy way to make your entryway more unique is by painting your door a nice bold color, adding a personalized doormat, or giving guests a place to leave their shoes and coats once they enter. 

Swap out your hardware

Making your home unique isn’t all about drastic changes. Some of the most effective design techniques are the simplest. For example, instead of changing out the cabinets in your kitchen, try replacing the hardware instead. 

There are endless hardware variations for kitchen cabinets, and you can customize them to make them more unique to your style. Don’t stop at just the kitchen cabinets either -you can swap out the hardware on your bedroom drawers, bathroom cabinets, and even the entertainment station in your living room!

Replace your throw pillows

Throw pillows can make or break a sofa arrangement. If the size and colors aren’t just right, the whole thing can look more like a dentist’s office waiting room than your own home, so it’s essential to be selective -but true to what you like.

As we mentioned earlier, you may not want your home to look like the inside of an IKEA magazine, and this is your chance to do just that. 

It’s important to select colors that go well with your couch but also tie into the theme of the rest of the room. Using your throw pillows as accent pieces is a great way to help tie the room together. Just make sure they still match something when you swap them out. 

For example, try out blue throw pillows to match your blue window drapes or red throw pillows to match your red barstools. 

Incorporate unique luxury rugs

There’s only one thing in the world that can introduce color, warmth, and completeness to any room, and that is a luxurious rug. Whether you go with a hand-knotted, hand loomed, or factory-made and synthetic, a rug may be the missing piece you need! 

Luxury rugs can either be the big statement piece you’re looking for or the background comfort everybody appreciates without noticing. 

You can add a rug to your entryway for a welcoming statement or to your living room as a central point from which you arrange your furniture. Either way, you’ll have something truly unique to your home.

Display personal items you love

The only thing that can make your home truly unique is you, so make sure you incorporate design themes and items that show off the unique aspects of your personality. 

If you’re a musician, you might want to display musical instruments like a guitar, a blue French horn, or an upright piano. If you love to collect artwork, make sure you hang it for all to see and admire. Any type of collection is excellent for a unique home display -from baseball cards to silver spoons. If you are into Antique signs, you can easily incorporate them into your entryway or living room.

Framing and hanging pictures of family and friends is another great way to give your place that special spark of “you.” 

Make Your Home Unique

With today’s fashion and home design trends, it’s hard to make your home unique, but if you try out these five tips, we think you’ll be impressing guests with your one-of-a-kind home in no time. 

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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