Add uniqueness to your home’s décor with these easy, affordable ideas
It might be that your passion is the dog or cat who greets you at the door after work every day. Or perhaps your friends poke a bit of fun at you because of your endless fascination for all things from a certain era.
Whatever your passion, be sure it’s reflected in your home’s décor.
Chrissy Madison, spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports, suggests allowing your home to spotlight the things you hold dear.
“To create a unique and personal space, find something that speaks to you, because your home should be a reflection of who you are and what you love,” she says. “When you find something you love, buy it. You might not know exactly where to put it or how you’ll use it, but if it screams your name, you’re bound to find the perfect place in your home for it.”
Set aside those catalogs, she says, and let your own tastes take over that décor.
“Feel confident in creating a home that’s unique to you and reflects styles that you love by adding pieces that speak to you over time.”
Like Madison, Michele Loeper, spokeswoman for Ten Thousand Villages, suggests those with a passion for travel allow that to touch their home décor.
“Many of us would love to travel the world,” Loeper says. “But while there are few things more exciting than experiencing a new culture or landscape, global travel is not always feasible. Fortunately, there are ways to express your love of travel and passion for exotic far-away places without ever leaving your couch.”
She suggests such items as singing bowls from Nepal or hand-woven baskets from Bangladesh to add a worldly touch to the home.
“On a modest budget, you can easily add some global charm and intrigue to your home decor.”
Whether you’re a fan of all things exotic, an animal lover, or you have another passion that brings you peace, we suggest you weave the things you love into your home. We’ve focused on a few small items that will bring great interest to your space:
All in the family
Perfect for those passionate about family history and heritage. Family tree with set of six hanging frames, $42, macys.com
These intricately handcrafted bowls, made in Nepal, are perfect for those interested in exotic lands. Inscribed singing bowl, $99, tenthousandvillages.com
This is the perfect gift for the animal lover. Who wouldn’t enjoy hanging a coat, purse or sweater on this adorable piece? Lucky Dog wall hook, $19.99, wayfair.com
This geometric design will catch the eye of all who love décor of this era. Modern Heritage mid-century lamp, $344.99, kohls.com
Settle this figure in your garden, Zen people, and prepare to relax. Yoga giraffe, $39.95, pier1.com
Ideal for those who love whimsical items and bold prints. Scalamandre by Lenox zebra red bud vase, $50, macys.com
If you love all things about the sea, this is a perfect choice. Lenox Gifts, Seaview Collection swirl bottle vase, $84, macys.com
The world-traveler (or want-to-be traveler) can create an exotic touch on a wall with this piece. Bombay metallic door wall décor, $89.99, kohls.com