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9 Home Decor Tips: How to Make Your Home Unique Using Art & Accessories

Your home should be the place where you can be your most authentic self. It’s where you spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Adding artwork and decorations can really bring a room together and make your home unique. But decorating your home can be a daunting task - you have a whole house of empty walls and awkward nooks and crannies. Well, what if we told you it’s not as complicated as you think? Here are some simple home decor tips that will help you decorate and make your home unique.

1. Use those awkward spaces

One end of an asymmetrical room; a little nook beside a piece of furniture - these might feel like awkward spaces to work with. But using them to display an accessory or piece of art can give these spaces purpose and make them feel more intentional. Find the right item to fit the space, and try different things until you get it right.

2. Make your home unique with personalized accessories

Adding trinkets and decorations that mean something to you will help you build a unique style. So instead of focusing on a theme or color scheme, think about building your world. What can you add that feels authentic to you, reminds you of your loved ones, or a trip that you took once? This will help to create a positive, comforting environment. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter for when you invite guests to your home.

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3. Think about balance

When mounting anything on your wall, think about what furniture or accessories live nearby. For example, if you’re mounting art over your sofa, you can use the sofa as an anchor point. Try centering items over a piece of furniture or making sure it’s in line with other accessories nearby.

4. Try a centerpiece

One of the most fundamental elements of interior design is the centerpiece. This home decor tip is especially useful if you don’t want to buy anything new! Try re-arranging the way you display objects so there is a clear focal point. Pick the boldest, biggest, or just your favorite item to use as a ‘centerpiece’ of the wall or room. Then arrange the other items around this. You can use the centerpiece to guide what kind of items you display in that space and how you arrange them.

5. Add greenery!

House plants can do wonders for brightening up a room. And not only that, but they also offer benefits for your well-being. Find out more about what houseplants can do for your home. 

6. Be bold: Try some color

Are you the kind of person who usually shies away from color? Do you tend to stick with neutrals and monochrome color schemes? Well, now’s the time to shake things up! Adding color to your home can make a huge difference. Try finding an art print with a splash of color and display it as the centerpiece in a room. You can also try grouping a few colorful items to create a fun feature wall.

7. Don’t get the hammer out until you’re sure!

When mounting decorations on your walls, try to model the item around the room before making a hole in the wall! If you have a friend or partner who can help, get them to hold the item up in position so you can step back and make sure it looks right. Use a pencil to mark where the nail/hole needs to go and always make sure there are no wires or pipes behind the wall before doing any drilling.

8. Think about height

A good rule of thumb for hanging items on walls is to always make sure the center or focal point of the item sits at eye level. Of course, eye level will be slightly different for everyone, but you’ll be able to see roughly where it needs to hang. If you’re hanging the item around furniture or other items, it might look better to center it around those elements instead. And always make sure nothing’s going to bash you in the head!

9. Trial & Error!

Ultimately, decorating isn’t science! You can use these home decor tips to guide you, but it also needs to feel right! Try swapping accessories around and re-arranging to see what looks best until you have a perfect balance!

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Cake is a lifestyle brand offering unique homewares and accessories that celebrate culture and individuality.

Founder Laurine Brugman designs products that withstand trends and fads - creating timeless pieces that you’ll treasure forever.

We’re passionate about preserving traditional crafts and passing on a little bit of love with our hand-made items. All of our items are produced in limited runs to eliminate waste and ensure quality.


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