How to Make Your Home Yours

You often hear how your fashion sense can be an expression of your personal identity. But, did you know this can extend to your home and how you present it as well? With a few tips, you can extend your personal style to your home to create an environment that is just as unique as you. 

Think About Your Needs

Your home is yours, and should reflect your needs and satisfy them. For example, let’s say you are a very high strung, nervous person. Your home should fulfill that need for peace and relaxation. Think about looking into colors that promote relaxation and keep comforting things (like blankets) in easy access. Similarly, avoid bright colors or the ‘maximalist’ style that is currently trending, as the increased clutter might stress you out. Or, let’s say you love to run. Your home should have a place to keep your running gear, and possibly a home gym if you have the space. Your home serves to house you and your needs, no matter how niche. 

Decorate With What You Like

This may sound base, but the way you decorate your home should reflect your interests and likes rather than what is deemed ‘stylish’ at the time. Many people make the mistake of decorating their home with very little thought, just picking things up and scattering them throughout their home. Make sure to decorate your home with purpose. Put your interests and sentimental items on display rather than squirreling them away. If you do not have many on hand, don’t let that discourage you from personalizing your home. It does not have to be expensive, thrift stores have tons of unique knick-knacks that will help create a space that is truly yours. 

The Structure Is Also Part Of Your Home 

If you own your home rather than rent, you can change the structures of your home. By changing out light fixtures, installing replacement windows, and replacing the structures within the home like counters can act as a way to further express yourself in your home. Now, you might be wondering how a kitchen counter or a window can reflect one’s personal identity. This connects back to the idea that your house is there to serve your needs. Installing windows with a dark tint to your windows to reflect that you are a night owl, or spacious kitchen counters because you love to cook. Structure is just as important as interior design in reflecting your personal identity. 

Signature Scent

Much like perfume, a signature scent in the home will help add a unique and personal touch to your home. Scented candles, wax melts, sprays, and even a stovetop potpourri recipe can help you achieve a consistent and unique smell throughout your home. Not all smells have to be super heavy or powerful enough to give you a headache. But, a light and clean scent can add a great touch to your home that you and your guests will love. 

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Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Editor-in-Chief at Chispa Magazine
Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.