7 Ways to Add Personality and Warmth to Your Home

When you move into a new home, or if you want to update the home you already have, adding your unique personality can make the difference between a house and a home that you look forward to coming home to. Creating a comfortable home is also a must when showing it to potential buyers to sell your house. It can be hard to know what that means, especially if you are starting from zero with your home decor. Whether you are a minimalist, or prefer to show your love for nature, there are ways to add personality and warmth to your home even in just one weekend. 


An organized home is one of the first steps to making it a pleasant place to spend time in. By decluttering, you make way for new design elements, as well as space that can make your home feel light and airy. Make a serious assessment of those items in your home that you truly love and get rid of everything else.

Add greenery

Plants have the power to change the energy of a room and adding greenery is one easy way to make your home warmer and more inviting. Plants can work in any room of your house either hanging, or in pots on a shelf, or even as a framed wall of airplants.

Pay attention to lighting

Bright overhead lights can work for your kitchen, but in other areas of your house you want more muted lighting. Changing the lighting in your living room, for example, putting lights on dimmers, or adding floor lamps, can create a lounge vibe and make it a pleasant place to relax. If you are showing your home to sell, lighting is one of the most important details to pay attention to.

Play with colors

Color is another element that can change the energy of a room, especially if you go bold. However, in most homes, color is often best used sparingly. A brightly-colored couch, or accent pillows works best if they are the only bold color in a room. Color can also work well for light fixtures, lamp shades, and frames. Think about which colors best reflect your personality and then see about incorporating them in your home decor.

Add an accent wall 

Another way that color can work is as an accent wall with a solid paint color or wallpaper. Accent walls can help you figure out your home decor personality without a major commitment — if you decide you don’t like it, you can simply paint over it on one wall instead of your entire house. Accents can work well in a hallway, behind a cabinet, or behind your dining table.

Go minimalist

Stark white paired with wood is part of a minimalist look. This can be a good choice if you aren’t sure which style to go with, but know you want to keep it simple. You can easily add warmth with a minimalist design using lighting, candles, and textures with nature fibers like bamboo and cork.

Add a personal touch

While not everyone will want to add personal details to their home, adding a few framed photos or family heirlooms, can add some personality to your home. 

It can be hard to know where to begin to make your home a comfortable retreat, but a few changes can go a long way. Start small and then see where you can add.