We have all contemplated to “Marie Kondo” our homes at some point in time asking if each element really sparks us joy. In case the answer was no, there are ways that your home can still look complete and beautiful without adding copious amounts of items. There is no need for superfluous trinkets in every corner. Let us show you how to personalize your home without the clutter.
Coffee Table Books
Coffee table books are the perfect way to add personality to your space without adding a bunch of clutter to your shelves or coffee table. The beauty of books is that the title and subject matter say a lot about someone. From having an interest in fashion, food, travel to interior design – your passions can easily be depicted by having a stack of what brings you light. The Jean-Michel Frank book featured above or Christian Siriano’s: Dresses to Dream About by Rizzoli New York are staples in any design aficionado’s home.
We have all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” With a curated gallery wall of original photography, those words could not be more true. Most of us have our photographs either stuffed in boxes in our closet or stashed on a hard drive causing both physical and digital clutter. Select some of your favorite photographic memories and proudly display them in your home. Whether it is a photo of your last trip to Paris, your closest family members or some of your favorite photographs that you took yourself, a well designed photo wall says so much about you. It can quite literally showcase where you have been or where you come from giving guests a glimpse into the past.
The beauty of a gallery wall is that it is composed of a number of smaller, often multi-colored and sized, frames adding character and texture to an otherwise flat wall. The gallery wall above is a stunning, visual depiction of New York City as viewed by famed fashion photographer, Nigel Barker. When he moved to upstate New York, he wanted to have a space in his home that reminded him of the city that shaped him. With a mix of his own photography combined with iconic and everyday images from New York City’s streets, he curated this gallery wall with the help of Framebridge.
Adding some personality to a space can come in many forms. A fresh coat of paint to a wall or front door or a daily bouquet of local blooms can add a touch of character to your home while minimizing the clutter. If you want to take it a step further and add additional detail and flare, try a bold wallcovering. Not every wall in your home has to be covered with art, photo frames or an accent color. Often times that causes the space to look smaller and the walls to appear busy.
Wallpaper is the perfect way to add color, texture or pattern to a space while still maintaining an effortless look. Depending on your desire for vibrancy, adding wallpaper to any room is a statement in itself. The pattern of wallpaper you use says that much more about you. For those who are not afraid to push the design boundaries, there is always the coveted, iconic Gucci tiger print wallcovering we showcased in our When Luxury Fashion and Interior Design Collide blog post. It is one of our favorites!
Scared to wrap your entire bedroom in wallpaper? We’ve got you covered (no pun intended). Try adding wallpaper to a restroom or half bath. The colorful wrapping will add life to an often cold space and it’ll give you a taste of how much persona you can introduce to a small space.
What type of design items personalize your space? We’d love to know!