Step 6 – Show-off Your Personality & Style
Step 5 was about defining a theme and mood because these give you a tool to filter out the items you don’t need to buy, show or even include in your home office space.
This is where we are going to talk about you!
Domestic interior design wouldn’t exist if there were no people willing to express their personality and style. What do you like or what are drawn to and what sets you apart from others?
Are you drawn to beautiful photographs? Do you like hot pink or are you a sucker for gorgeous sculptural plants?
Whatever floats your boat, embrace it, because the only person who needs to enjoy this space is you.
Here are my tips on how to personalise your home office and give it some heart:
- Stand back and ask yourself, what in this room is missing a bit of me? Is the wall colour too murky or could the curtains have more zig zag? This is where you accept that you love tribal art or that actually you need way more black than white. What colours light you up, inspire you and bring you joy and why haven’t you included them? There is no point in creating a gorgeous minimalist grey and white interior, when you have a colourful personality that is energized by colour. Accept who you are and don’t be afraid to include your personality into your design, this is what makes it real.
- Now that you have thought about the overall room, what about the smaller items? Do you like to collect quotes? How about displaying them in a way that is very you? If you aren’t confident with expressing too much of your own personality yet, start with smaller items, such as picture frames, rugs, pot plants, crystals or cushions.
- This is my favourite! Use what you already have… Instinctively we collect items that we like, a piece of paper that you picked up from your travels, a gift that means so much to you, a photo of someone you love. These things define you, so don’t be afraid to use them. If the photo needs to be reprinted, however, because it’s faded or needs a new way of being displayed, then now is the time to do it. Look around at the things you have collected, make them special again and use them to be inspired and show off your personality.
Did you realise how important you are in this process? Make sure you write down at least 5 things that define your personality or style.
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