10 Unique Home Decor Ideas To Give Your Home A Personality Makeover

For the last couple of years, most of us have spent more time at home than ever before. If your surroundings don’t fill you with joy, though, it’s a missed opportunity. Whether you’re sick and tired of looking at the same old layout and decor, or you’re discovering that your environment feels lifeless or bland, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to add some brightness and character to your space—no expensive renovations, heavy duty installations or paint jobs required. And if you’re a renter, these clever ideas will bring your real apartment a bit closet to your dream apartment, without breaking the bank, or your lease.

From low-lift additions like adding colorful throw pillows, oversized mirrors and bookends to statement-making items like removable wallpaper, stylish storage solutions and unconventional furniture picks, here are 10 unique home decor ideas that’ll infuse your home with personality—without the permanence. 

Unique Home Decor Ideas To Give Your Home A Personality Makeover

Add Visual Drama With A Uniquely-Shaped Mirror

Any interior designer will tell you that adding a large, bold mirror to a room is guaranteed to refresh your space by making it feel bigger and brighter. Rather than reaching for a rectangular frame, we suggest picking something in an unusual shape—like this wavy-edged mirror from Urban Outfitters—for added visual drama.

Dress Up Your Bookshelf With Cute Bookends

Bookends are a great organizational tool that will make any shelf look neater and more organized. Find the right set, though, and you’ll also add character to your display. Plus, if you don’t have the space (or budget) for a proper bookshelf, bookends can turn any spare surface into a makeshift library. While there are tons of options out there, we’re loving these marble ones from West Elm for their whimsical and dreamy vibe.


Transform Your Room With A Statement-Making Wall Decal

If you rent an apartment where you can’t paint your walls, or you’re just not inclined to take on such a big project, wall decals can be your best friend. They’re easy to apply and won’t damage your walls when it’s time to move on—I’m prone to changing my mind, so I love that you can remove these in minutes by heating the material up with a hair dryer and then peeling it off. For a retro look, opt for this colorblock decal, which is made of smooth matte vinyl that’ll do well even on textured walls. Bonus: It looks like something you could have painted yourself!


Spruce Up An Awkward Space With Unusual Seating

If you have an awkward corner or spare nook, fill it up with a statement piece of furniture like this hanging chair from Urban Outfitters. Sure, it’ll provide extra seating, but it’s really about the boho-chic charm it brings to your space. Not keen to drill holes in the ceiling? Opt for a similar hanging chair that comes with its own base so you don’t have to worry about installation. Next, snag a few cushions to dress up your hanging chair and surround it with a few plants to up the cozy factor.


Opt For Organizational Hacks That Double As Decor

There’s are lots of ways to make your home more organized without compromising on style. Case in point: This beautiful, brightly-patterned set of five wall hooks is great for hanging coats, scarves, umbrellas and hats. When not in use, the painted wood knobs double as quirky art for your walls. Plus, they come with hardware to make installation easy.


Go For Peel-And-Stick Wallpaper For A Total Transformation

Whether you choose to cover every wall or just highlight one section, peel-and-stick wallpaper is an easy way to add new energy and visual interest to your space. You can also use it to liven up a drab shelf, cabinet, countertop or backsplash. I’m currently nursing a case of severe wanderlust and was instantly attracted to this option, which conjures the rooftop gardens of San Francisco. If it’s not your style, though, Spoonflower offers thousands of different patterns and prints, so it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone.


Add Texture And Drama With Pampas Grass

Long, graceful pampas grass is a major decor trend these days for good reason: The showy and sculptural stalks are at once soothing and dramatic, and they bring welcome texture to any space. Use some to zhuzh up an empty corner, add a few stalks to a vase for a stunning centerpiece or pick up a bunch of vibrant dyed stalks to bring color to a monochromatic room.


Opt For Unique Storage Solutions

You can trick the eye into perceiving a room as larger and less cluttered by opening up floor space and lifting things off the gorund. Mounted wall shelves are one way to do this, but this wooden shelf, which is suspended from ceiling hooks by four roped strands, is an especially delightful twist on the concept. Not only is it a surefire conversation piece, but it’ll bring new dimensional interest to your space. While it’s designed as a bedside table, we also love the idea of using it in place of a side table in your living room.


Freshen Up Your Old Seating With Attractive Throw Pillows

Want to give your space a makeover without investing in brand new furniture? Adding throw pillows can completely redefine your space by adding texture, introducing a new color palette or emphasizing the one you already have. Juxtapose solid-colored pillows with more embellished ones, like these pretty embroidered pillows from Rifle Paper Co. You’ll be surprised by just how much brighter and polished your home will feel with a few new pillows scattered about.


Let In The Light With Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are a powerful decor tool. The barely-there fabric allows plenty of light to shine in, while the fabric introduces warmth, texture and personality. This dreamy option from Etsy packs in vintage character and a pop of color.

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