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Personalization: Home Design Ideas

By Ashley   |  December 11, 2013

We live in a customizable world! Every aspect of our lives is personalized each day. If you feel your home is lacking that special touch read on about all the ways you can customize your homes décor. Your home is a relection of you and your personality, so have fun with it and show off your creativity!


Monogramming is a huge trend in home décor. Virtually any item in your home can now be monogrammed with your initials, family crest or family name. Door knockers, linens, throws, mats, and pillows are common items that can be personalized in living areas. Pottery Barn has a great selection of items you can personalize online or in store.


We all have family nick-nacks or antiques that have been passed down through our families. Many people want to display this heirloom but are unsure how to. Chances are if you have a family antique it possibly looks outdated and you are scared it won’t blend into your modern or contemporary home décor. Try putting it in an auspicious place where it will be in sight but not an eye sore. Generally, book shelves or wall shelving tends to be a good space to blend these types of items in. Blending is the key, try to make the area look cohesive as possible!


Do it yourself or DIY is particularly popular during the holiday season! You can easily make your own decorations so that they are tailored to your taste and personalization. Wreaths are a great example of a great DIY craft that is super easy to make. Take a look at the different DIY wreaths that are on Pinterest. DIY is great if you are on a budget, check out these budgeting ideas for your household!


Framing is one of the easiest ways to add some personalization to your home and also helps you occupy that drab boring wall! Framed art is a great way to add décor to your home but a few more personalized suggestions would be: quotes, vintage posters, book covers and newspapers. My father had collected newspapers back east the day after my favorite team (the Phillies J) won the world series in 2008. I selected my favorite covers and then framed them in UV protected frames so that they won’t yellow as fast. These hang on a wall in my house and are by far my favorite decor!

Message Boards

Message or display boards are great items to add a personal touch to your kitchen or other living area. Painting one wall with “chalk paint” is a new trend. The paint is black and has the consistency of an actual chalkboard that you can write one. Many families use it to post schedules or messages to the rest of the household. If you don’t want to paint a whole wall you can easily buy a small displayed chalk board that will do the same trick! Not only do message boards add a personal touch, but they are also a great way to keep organization in your home! Check out our blog on Home organization for more tips and tricks.


The last personal touch for your home is displays! Does your father have an old trophy, signed item or has your grandfather passed down military memorabilia? If so, you can use clear display cases to proudly display your items while also protecting them. Check out for different display cases and sizes.

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