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When a home looks good, it feels good to be in. And sometimes that means adding a unique touch here and there, to match your personality and make sure you can have as much fun with your decor as possible.
But thinking of the right unique touch for you is easier said than done. You might be on a limited budget, you might have a thousand different ideas, or you might just not have the time to sit down and plan things out.
We’re here to help. A unique touch goes a long way, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom. Let’s go through a few good ideas you can start with, as well as ways to put them together, down below.
Make a Multi Media Wall Collage
Wall collages are always unique, thanks to just how many different things you can put on them. So even when you follow a Pinterest tutorial, your own final result will be something different and personal than what you see on the screen.
And when you include multiple media forms, such as photos, hand drawn pictures, graphics and vectors, and even some textured items like plants and flower cuttings, you’ll love opening your front door into a hallway decorated to the nines with a simple bit of creativity.
Build a Mini Bar
A mini bar in your own home is a lovely thing to come home to after a long day. You can pour or mix yourself a drink without having all the hassle of visiting a bar, and you can sip in the comfort of your own living room. What could be better for a busy schedule? And mini bars aren’t all that hard to set up!
You’ll need something to store your drinks in, like the shelving found in Industrial Home Bars, as well as an area to store it securely where it won’t be knocked into. You can then frame it with LED mood lighting, set up a physical bar in front of it, and hang taps off the wall you simply need to press a glass into.
Place Vintage Furniture
Vintage furniture can be expensive to both track down and own. But if you’ve got an antique chaise lounge in storage somewhere, get it out and make it part of the decor! It’s one big statement piece that makes a room look more fancy and luxurious, and you can lounge on whenever you need to lie down in the middle of the day.
If it’s a deep red or green it’ll go well with all colours beside and behind it, but a plush pink or a sunrise yellow can help bring a room to life if you’ve got an otherwise light and creamy, or even a dark and heavy colour scheme. It all works!
Lay a Textured Wallpaper
Another way to add a bit of texture and dimension to your space, a textured wallpaper is great for bedrooms especially. If you can lay wallpaper like this – that has a kind of sandy or grainy or even ribbed texture to it – above the headboard, you give your room an instant focal point.
Not only that, but it’s a nice way to make an otherwise empty area feel more alive. Plus, a bit of texture built into the wallpaper is also the easiest way out! You don’t need to make any collages, and can still add a unique touch to the room you sleep in. You can get this kind of project done within a day.
Make Your Own Art
Your own art is always going to be unique. Even when you’re painting from reference, it’s going to be different and have your own spin on it – even if that spin is a little out of proportion!
But you should always be proud of the lengths you go to create something, and to try your hand at something new and fun. So make your own art! Buy big and small canvases, throw some paint around, and then hang them on the wall. Space thrives from art, so once you’re done, sit back and enjoy!
Put Up a Crazy Backsplash
Backsplashes are practical in the kitchen, and they don’t need to be fancy to do their job. However, if your backsplash is a boring white or beige color, why not remove the tiles and then lay and grout some more ‘crazy’ ones? A colourful backsplash immediately draws the eye!
Red tiles mixed with blue and yellow tiles, patterned tiles that mish mash and don’t quite go together (if you can stand that!), or tiles that catch the light a certain way and sparkle or illuminate the sink and counter surfaces. They’ll all look lovely when you’re done!
Make Your Bathroom Super Cosy
Let’s focus on the bathroom. Usually a tiled and cold place in the home, even when the radiator is on, you can make your own super cosy to be in. A fluffy rug on the floor is one thing, but when you add a few more comforting touches, you’ll never want to leave it!
If you have a bath, give yourself a little side table with all kinds of amenities. Little towels to wipe your hands on, luxury soaps and lotions, and some incense sticks to make the air feel sweet. Similarly, swap out your shower curtain for something with a pattern, and get a bar to go across the bath where you can rest books or a tablet for those long soaks.
A unique touch can mean many things. But in reality, all you need is a small idea that can spark into a lovely piece of decor. Use ideas like these to spur you on; a mini bar is a great addition to any home, and having a super cosy and warm bathroom can make you want to spend hours in there! In the end, just do what you want with your home, as long as you like the look of it.