10 Ways to Personalize Your Decor

Decorating is fun, but it can also turn into a minefield if you don’t know where and how to begin. Giving your place form and functionality can be a lot easier if your keep the following basics in mind while decorating. So get ready to personalize your place the easiest way possible and read on. 

1. Display Art on Walls

It doesn’t get easier or quicker than putting up art when it comes to adding a personal touch to any room. With DIY options like this minimalist Birch Tree Painting or some sleek Paris-inspired Art, you can never run out of things to try. 



2. Use Rugs Creatively

Rugs are your best friend when you are planning to decorate. Bind all furniture elements with a luxe Persian rug or put smaller pieces in unexpected places for a touch of whimsy, like on your coffeetable or walls.



Wall Display

3. Display Your Books

If your bookshelves are full, instead of abandoning the rest of your collection in some corner of a storeroom, display your precious volumes atop a dresser. Read more about styling dressers here.



4. Flowers

Bring the outside in with a fresh bouquet of flowers.



Can’t commit to the maintenance?  Look for good quality faux flowers. Not all faux options look bad- the ones in the picture are not real and no one could tell when I put them up.



5. Pay Attention to Lighting

Upgrade lighting wherever possible. Think of it as more than just illumination and use fixtures to express your creative genius like this Capiz Shell Chandelier.

DIY in a Dorm

6. Cushions

Throw a few decorative cushions on your couch or your bed. Go for spunky colors or a sequinned fabric for extra glam or make your own customized prints. Don’t have fabric paint? No problem! All you need is some salt and a marker. Read more here.


7. Build a Gallery Wall

Stick to one theme or mix photographs, paintings and quotes and build the gallery wall of your dreams. This is the best way of expressing your individuality. Read more here.

DIY in a Dorm Gallery Wall

8. Use Clipboards to Display Art

If it is a dorm or a rental and you can’t go crazy on the walls, use clipboards to display art.

Clipboard Picture Frame diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Tip: Paint the clips gold!

9. DIY Details

Invest in pieces that you are going to use for years like furniture, and DIY decor accessories wherever you can. This lets you spend money on where it is actually needed without having to compromise on the detailing.

 Find the DIY tutorials here; Sea UrchinPencil-holder, White & Gold Frame.

10. Add Gold- lots of it!

There’s just something about gold that no other color can beat. If you are not a fan of gold, opt for silver or copper, but do incorporate some metallics. Just like mirrors, they reflect light and brighten things up.

DIY in a Dorm

Gold Leaf Art

Gold-dipped Glass Jars: DIY with Spray Piant diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Spray-painted Glass Jars




Are there any decor basics you swear by? Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time!

10 thoughts on “10 Ways to Personalize Your Decor

  1. I love putting up art up on the walls. I love painting so it’s nice to be surrounded by things I’ve created myself. And my other favorite is displaying your books. Great ideas by far. I don’t live in a dorm, but these are all helpful even in my home.


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