10 unique home decor ideas to add a personal touch to your home

In recent years, most of us have been spending more time at home than ever before. However, if those around you don’t fill you with joy, this is a missed opportunity. Whether you’re tired of looking at the same old decor and furnishings over and over again, or find that your surroundings feel lifeless or dull, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to add some brightness and character to your space – No expensive renovations, heavy plumbing or painting required. And if you’re a renter, these clever ideas will take your real home a little bit into your dream home without breaking the bank or your lease.

From low-lift additions like adding colorful throw pillows, oversized mirrors and bookends to statement pieces like removable wallpaper, stylish storage solutions and funky pieces of furniture, here are 10 unique home decor ideas that will add personality to your home — without the permanence.

Unique home decor ideas to add personality to your home

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 appear larger and brighter. Rather than reaching for a rectangular frame, we suggest choosing something in an unusual shape — like this wavy mirror from Urban Outfitters — for added visual drama.

Decorate your bookshelf with cute bookends

Bookends are a great organizational tool that can make any shelf look neater and more organized. However, finding the right set will also add character to your display. And if you don’t have the space (or budget) for a proper bookshelf, bookends can turn any free space into a makeshift library. While there are countless options, we love these West Elm marbles for their whimsical and dreamy vibe.


Transform your room with an eye-catching wall decal

If you’re renting an apartment where you can’t paint your walls, or you’re just not inclined to tackle 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 tend to change my mind, so I love that you can remove these in minutes by heating the material with a hair dryer and then peel off. For a retro look, opt for this color block decal, which is made of smooth matte vinyl and looks great on textured walls too. Bonus: It looks like something you could have painted yourself!


Brighten up an awkward space with unusual seating

If you’ve got an awkward nook or cranny, fill it with an eye-catching piece of furniture like this hanging chair from Urban Outfitters. Sure, it offers extra seating, but it’s really about the boho-chic charm it brings to your space. Don’t feel like drilling 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, grab some pillows to jazz up your hanging chair and surround it with some plants to up the coziness factor.


Opt for organizational hacks that double as decor

There are many ways to make your home more organized without compromising on style. Case in point: this beautiful, colorfully patterned set of five wall hooks is great for hanging coats, scarves, umbrellas and hats. When not in use, the painted wooden knobs double as whimsical art for your walls. Also, they come with hardware to simplify installation.


Opt for peel and stick wallpaper for a complete transformation

Whether you want to dress up every wall or just highlight an area, peel and stick wallpaper is an easy way to add 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 suffering from severe wanderlust and was immediately drawn to this option, which evokes the rooftop gardens of San Francisco. However, if it’s not your style, 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 decorating trend these days, and for good reason: the bold and sculptural stems are simultaneously soothing and dramatic, bringing welcome texture to any space. Use a few to zhuzhen an empty corner, add a few stems to a vase to create a stunning centerpiece, or grab a few brightly colored stems to add color to a monochromatic room.


Opt for unique storage solutions

You can trick the eye into perceiving a space as larger and less cluttered by opening up floor space and lifting things off the floor. Mounted wall shelves are one way to do this, but this wooden shelf, suspended from ceiling hooks with four strands of rope, is a particularly delightful twist on the concept. Not only is it a surefire talking point, but it also brings new dimensions to your space. Although it’s designed as a bedside table, we also love the idea of ​​using it in place of an end table in your living room.


Refresh your old seating with attractive throw pillows

Do you want to redesign your space without investing in brand new furniture? Adding throw pillows can completely redefine your space, adding texture, introducing a new color palette, or accentuating the one you already have. Pair solid-colored cushions with more ornate ones, like these beautifully embroidered cushions from Rifle Paper Co. You’ll be surprised how much brighter and more polished your home will feel with a few new cushions scattered around.


Let the light in with sheer curtains

Curtains are a powerful decorative tool. The barely visible fabric lets in plenty of light while the fabric brings warmth, texture and personality. This dreamy option from Etsy has vintage appeal and a pop of color.

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