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Adding Personality to Your Home

by Jaclyn Abergas | July 28th, 2011 | Shopping Secrets
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What makes a home a home? When you add your personality to it. It doesn’t have to be big, like a 10-feet couch, but it has to say something about you.

Start Little

It’s hard to decorate an apartment or a house, especially when you’re on a tight budget. So why not start small? Scour shops, flea markets, garage sales, pharmacies, and discount stores for small items you can display in your place. I found two wooden frames of an espresso cup and two chefs for only one dollar each. You can also buy cute little figurines to display on tables, windowsills, in front of the TV set, or anywhere they’ll fit.

DIY

Most of the time, it’s hard to find that one perfect thing, because it’s hard to find something that perfectly describes you in the dollar bin. So why not just make something of your own? Instead of hanging photo frames on your walls, put up a string on your wall. Have your favorite photos developed, or paint or draw on a small piece of poster paper, or use small posters or greeting cards with images you love. Use binder clips, paper clips, or ribbons to hang these images on the string.

The string you’ll need will depend on the clipping object you use. If you’re using binder clips, it might be best to use a thicker string, just so the photo and binder clip attaches exactly to the string. If you use paper clips or ribbons, you can use a thinner string, but make sure to protect your photo. You can glue the photo to another paper or board with room on the top, so you can attach the paper clip or ribbon to that part and not ruin the photo.

What do you think? What are your suggestions to add personality to your place?

We’ll be discussing more suggestions next week!

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