Small Ways to Personalize Your Living Space

When you move into a new place or just want to make some small changes to your bedroom or your entire living space, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re looking to change up or reorganize your living space, here are some tips that will guide you toward adding your own personal touch to your living space.

Pick a color scheme that suits you, and work to stick to it. It can be something simple or something more “out there.” In the case of my own bedroom, I tend to stick to pastels. My walls are a light peachy color, and most of my bedding is some shade of purple or blue, both on my bed and on the futon as well. I didn’t just stick to one color, but the combination ended up working very well.


Get creative with photos. In general, photos will be a great way to make a space your own, and there are a lot of options when it comes to displaying photos. Get creative with your photos, even if you’re only putting up a few of them.


Use shelf space both for decor and organization. Whether or not something was meant for decoration, it might end up working as such. For example, you can use a bookcase to display your favorite shoes. This will help you see what you own and will also add a new element to your room. It’ll say a little something about your personality as well, since anyone that walks in will be able to see what types of shoes you wear. You can also get creative with the way you display your jewelry, and this can add a little bit of life to your room as well.


Keep one wall empty of decorations. For some reason, this can make a space feel bigger and cleaner at the same time. If possible, choose a wall that you intend to remain completely empty of furniture and decor, even if it’s a small one.

Remove any decor that doesn’t feel like your own. You might’ve received gifts in the past from well-meaning relatives or friends that you kept because of who these items came from. However, if they’re not your style or if you’ve outgrown them, it’s okay to get rid of them and replace them with pieces that you’ve chosen based on your own taste and preference. If you still have a movie poster up that doesn’t reflect your current interests, feel free to take it down. If the photos you have framed are of people you’re not that close to anymore, switch them out. Your living space should reflect who you are now, not who you were five years ago or who your great-aunt thought you should be.

You don’t need to break bank to change things up in your living space. Just make some small changes and add your own personal touch. Before you know it, you’ll be living in a space that feels like it belongs to you – and only you.

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