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Your Home and Your Personality

Aug 17, 2007
There's no doubt that the way your home is decorated has a lot to do with your personality. Some to do with your budget too, but even then your personality shines through.

Of course, all this means that sometimes you will want to make changes. It may be due to your old furniture just getting old, moving to a new home, or just because you feel it's time. And the more you show your personality in your home decor, the more comfortable you will feel.

Don't just go and start buying individual pieces of furniture when you go shopping. You need to plan, especially if you aren't doing the entire room at once. If you are keeping some items but replacing others, there is still the need for everything to look good together.

There is nothing wrong with considering what will impress others when they come to visit, but remember that you have to live there, and your friends and family won't keep being impressed through the years in most cases. They'll get used to it. So consider your own happiness first.

Consider the color scheme that will work best for you. It is very common to use muted and/or neutral colors for flooring and walls, simply because these will go well with just about any furniture you choose. But you can do just the opposite if you prefer. Intense colors on walls can look quite attractive. The one hazard can be if they make the room look smaller.

Sit in any chairs or sofas you are considering. Not just for a moment or two; take some time, treat them as you would at home. Depending on your height, a given chair may not have a high enough back or long enough seat. You want to know this before you spend years grumbling about how you should have spent your money.

The wonderful thing about decorating your home is how easy it is to express yourself. You can be eclectic, conservative, wild, traditional, whatever you like, and make it show in your home. Even if you have a particular style of furnishings you love, such as country, you can show your personality beyond the basics of that style, just in the pieces you select.

And of course, there are the final touches, the pictures, art and knickknacks that really finish the room off. These make a room into so much more than a space with just the right furniture. They give that final touch that make it "home".
About the Author
Stephanie Foster uses http://www.exceptionalhomedecor.com/tips.php to share decorating tips for your home. Her site offers a range of entertainment centers as well.
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