How to Make Your Home Reflect Your Family

December 19, 2019


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With minimalism and Marie Kondo trending so heavily right now, most new homes have a “less is more” aesthetic. So how can you make sure your home reflects the uniqueness of you and your family, while keeping it classic and stylish, too? We’re here to help you out with a few of our favorite tips!

Pick your own design style

If you’re building your own home, or even renovating or just redecorating, make sure to do so according to your own preferred design style. Just because you may have moved into a home with a style different from yours doesn’t mean you have to live with it! If you need a refresher on the most popular design styles, check out our post on them here!

Use colors you and your family like

One person loves blue, one loves green, one wants mostly neutrals? There’s room for compromise here! We tend to prefer a more neutral base, and then incorporate fun pops of color with furniture, decor and textiles! Also keep in mind the rooms where you can get away with bolder color choices – bathrooms and kids rooms are some of our favorites!

#CountrysideCustom Girls' Bathroom Reveal

Take kids’ interests into consideration

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, bathrooms and play rooms, try to incorporate touches of the things they love! Giant murals aren’t necessary – again, think neutral base with smaller pops of color and decor that reflects the individuality of each of your children. We love adding extra color, unique wallpapers, and fun furniture to kids’ spaces!

Incorporate photography

Wall decor can easily feel overwhelming if there’s too much on any given wall, but don’t shy away from including photos of your family in your home! We like including a few larger prints across a long hallway, or smaller framed photos scattered on bookshelves. A few photos of your family can really help your house feel more like home!

Small personalized touches

Decor pieces that have sentimental value, a sign with your last name or initial, instruments your family plays, and colors and patterns that you like are all ways to make your house your own without it looking cluttered or non-cohesive.

With a few small touches, you can make your home feel personalized without sacrificing style and minimalism. It’s definitely worth taking the time to make your house your own – and everyone who enters your home will feel it, too! Tell us, how does your family personalize your home to make it feel more “you?” Make sure to come hang out with us on Instagram @AlmaHomes and let us know!

Photography: Laura Rae Photography, Spacecrafting Photography, Sarah Olfelt Photo, Alma Homes

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