I am all about letting the home reflect the owner – I think allowing your personality to shine gives that finishing touch to a design scheme. It’s what takes a room from being vacant, to engaged. A room that is lived in and loved, and not just there
I love to try and add a little ‘touch of me’ in any room I inhabit, and if you don’t know how to do this; here’s one of my ideas…
It’s been over 8 years since I stopped dancing but ballet will always be a part of me – I couldn’t face parting with my shoes so instead? I fastened them to my wall.
They are just attached via the ribbons and hang beneath one of Degas’ dance prints. An element of my personality and childhood leaking into my space with a personal and unique touch.
It really is a simple and effective way of both clinging onto an element of my past and displaying that in my room, as well as adding a decorative little something in an unusual way to catch the eye and spark a question from anyone who sees it.
There are endless ways you can adapt this idea to something personal to you. How about framing one of your favourite pages of a book, creating a collage of memories or decoupaging a vase or tabletop with old scraps you have kept for sentimental reasons?
Whatever your idea – give it a try. Minimal effort can give maximum results, and you might be surprised to see what you come up with!