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7 Simple Ways to Add Personality to Your Home

21st October 2016

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

I was recently invited to attend the Living etc. House Tours with ao. This involved exploring some of SW3’s most stylish homes and gardens. A real treat for a snooper like me! I enjoyed looking at the trinkets and treasures and trying to work out who lived in each home. Today I’m sharing a few of the photographs I took alongside seven simple ways to add a little character and personality to your home.

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INTRODUCE SOME VINTAGE

Antiques, vintage trinkets and retro knick-knacks are the quickest and easiest way to give a room a personality. Unique, unusual and quirky gems can be picked up from car boot sales, charity shops, antique centres, Gumtree, eBay and Etsy. When browsing consider what era you’re searching for and the size and colour you require. You don’t want to end up with something that’s too big or doesn’t suit your colour scheme. And of course, always buy something you love and makes you smile.

BE CREATIVE WITH LIGHTING

Think of lighting not only as a way to illuminate a room but also as an object of beauty. There are so many stunning lamps available ranging from traditional freestanding to contemporary desk lamps. It’s always worth investing in a classic statement lamp because it will stand the test of time.

THINK ABOUT ART

Having always painted I don’t see art as an expensive luxury. You can snap up beautiful prints and original artwork from Etsy and if you pop along to a local college or university degree show you will find countless artworks for sale. And support a student in the process! Failing that there’s nothing stopping you painting a masterpiece of your own!

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CREATE A FEATURE WALL

Feature walls are great because they give a room a focal point and because they don’t require too much effort they’re relatively easy to change. After all, it’s easier to switch up a wall than an entire room! Feature walls may involve paint, wallpaper or anything that draws the eye to a particular area of the room. If you’re feeling brave you could even create a mural!

DISPLAY YOUR COLLECTIONS

Another simple way to inject a little life into a room is by displaying a collection. This could be a collection of photos or prints, a cluster of objects etc. So whether you’re drawn to 1970’s Murano glass or Dinky toys why not release them from the cupboards for everyone to enjoy.

INTRODUCE SOME TEXTURES

Introducing textures is the perfect way to add a little interest to a room. Consider fur, wool, linen and also try smooth surfaces like copper, marble or concrete. You don’t need to spend a fortune, just a lambskin throw, copper tray or marble trinket would work beautifully. They’ll also give the room a more contemporary feel.

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BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

Whether you like large palms or tiny cacti, there’s no denying that houseplants add a little life to a room. Not only do they look great, they have the added benefit of improving air quality. And when you’re stuck indoors over the winter months they help bring a little of the outdoors in. Nature’s lovable housemates!

If you fancy snooping around a few more London homes then pop over to Living etc House Tours. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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How do you inject your personality into your home? I’d love you to share in the comments!

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28 Comments

  • Reply Lazy Daisy Jones 21st October 2016 at 10:14 am

    What beautiful home pics, you must have been inspired? I try not to follow trends and always please myself that way I know there will always be some personality in our home! xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 10:23 am

      Thank you Ashley. Your home is definitely full of personality. It’s gorgeous!

  • Reply Sue 21st October 2016 at 10:20 am

    Great ideas here! Gorgeous photography too- have a fab weekend Natasha

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Sue. Have a gorgeous weekend!

  • Reply Hannah in the house 21st October 2016 at 10:53 am

    great tips!!! lovely to see the these homes too, so nice!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Hannah. It’s great to have a little snoop isn’t it?!

  • Reply kate 21st October 2016 at 10:58 am

    All great tips Natasha! A house really doesn’t feel homely unless you’ve added your personality to it – souvenirs from your travels, vintage trickets, artwork – all key ingredients in my book 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Kate. I love seeing people’s collections, I find them utterly endearing!

  • Reply Geraldine 21st October 2016 at 11:38 am

    Some great ideas there. Lovely photos too. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Geraldine. Have a gorgeous day!

  • Reply Karen Knox 21st October 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Great pics Natasha! I came down for last year’s house tour but we were told we couldn’t take pics which was a bit rubbish. Great tips too. I’m definitely down with vintage finds. Always my favourite. Well, those and a TON of artwork!x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Karen. Vintage goodies and art sound good to me! Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Lucy 21st October 2016 at 2:03 pm

    The pics are beautiful!! Great tips X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy.

  • Reply Slummy Single Mummy (@mummyblogger) 21st October 2016 at 8:43 pm

    For me it’s all about plants and pictures. Those are the things for me that make my house my home.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Jo for stopping by. My current problem is I can’t stop buying cute plants!

  • Reply Antonia Ludden 21st October 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Great suggestions and lovely home inspiration pics! I’d love to do the Living Etc house tours, looks cool x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st October 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Antonia. It was great fun, especially for a nosey parker like me!

  • Reply lori 22nd October 2016 at 9:43 am

    It was such a fab day and loved seeing these houses with you 🙂 Fab tips lovely x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 22nd October 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Lori, you were a fabulous snooping partner! I hope to see you again soon.

  • Reply Rosie Jacobs 23rd October 2016 at 8:03 am

    Pom Pom everywhere! Of course! 🙂 xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 23rd October 2016 at 2:21 pm

      I should add pom poms to my list! I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  • Reply Rachel 23rd October 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Fabulous ideas and inspiring photos. I love using art and a few special accessories to help personalise a home.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th October 2016 at 9:16 am

      Thank you Rachel. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply Alice 24th October 2016 at 11:25 am

    Oh, how glorious is that green sofa!! Great tips here. Art, feature walls and texture are all things I try and bring into my home, as well as displaying only objects I really really love and that mean something to me so the house doesn’t resemble a car boot sale. I’m still working on that one!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th October 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Alice. Tell me about it, what a beauty!

  • Reply fashionforlunch 24th October 2016 at 8:47 pm

    such a beautiful post and so inspiring 🙂

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    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th October 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much Kirsty!

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