Sometimes when decorating a room, I’m tempted to just go to Home Goods or Bed, Bath, & Beyond and find some matchy matchy art for the walls. Easy peasy and it’s guaranteed to bring a little bit of color to my walls.
I used to do this all the time.
Finishing a pink and orange bedroom…well why not buy an orange flower for the wall?
Finishing a green bathroom…here’s a random landscape photo bound to bring out the green hues in that shower curtain.
Anyone guilty of this? (raise your hand, we all do it!)
But, I now find myself wanting to make every nook and cranny of our home personal. Why buy something that means nothing to you…when you can make something (on the cheap!) that resonates with your taste and personality?
If you take a look at our frame gallery, you’ll find many personalized touches within each frame.
Like this key from our first apartment together…
Or this map art of all three cities we’ve lived in…(You can download the states here, print out, cut, and add a heart in your city!)
This easy DIY with scrabble tiles adds a bit of whimsy to the wall.
Give me 2 thumbs up for this little heart made from our thumbprints! (I’m pretty sure it’s my thumb, and the Finn’s pinky….he has big hands!)
Another super duper easy DIY is this “wordle”. Wordle is a fabulous resource for making a collage of words…all for FREE! I’ve made lots of presents for friends and family, using cute font, colors, and words to describe them. It’s a personalized gift that is sure to be a hit.
Here I use it to describe the first city we lived in. It captures so many memories, and I smile every time I read it.
But, the gallery wall isn’t the only place you’ll find these personalized projects.
If you want to start with a small project, why not personalize a bathroom?
Ours has a green and white motif going on…so bringing in a bit of nature seemed like a nice way to personalize the space.
I visited my mom’s backyard…found some pretty leaves and mod podged them right onto some card stock.
Beautiful, fresh, and personal…
Now onto the boudoir…
These “His” & “Hers” signs took only a few minutes to make in Microsoft word.
And they add some much needed height over our bed.
Finally, here is a little gift I made for my man for Valentine’s Day. All I did was download our song from the Internet and mod podged it onto card stock for a frame.
Simple and sweet.
So, is it okay to head to the store and buy cheap art? Abso-freakin-lutely! But, with a few dollars and a little creativity, you can splash your personality all over the walls of your home.