Living Room

Your Personality in Your Decor

January 21, 2013

I didn’t have electricity for the first hour of my work day today. FUN. It’s quite wintry out there in Michigan. At least there’s heat in this building now! I have three living room shots for you today that are awesome examples of personality-filled decor.

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Even in this somewhat narrowly angled photograph there are so many wonderful little details. Eye-catching accessories, bold prints, and art, which is the surest way to express your individuality in a room. Art is so personal, and when you have thousands of artists to choose from you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Also, who knew a wall of mirrors could be chic instead of screaming 1974?

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Oh how I adore this inky dark blue wall. I must have this wall color one day. I can’t get enough of rooms that are eclectic and personal. Notice again how important art is to making a room feel unique.

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Art, curated objects, and quirky pillows. Isn’t this so much more fun and invigorating than beige-on-beige and “safe” impersonal furniture and decor? It’s your home. It should look like it!

If I’m being completely fair, truly putting your personality into your decor for many people may not involve the things I’ve pointed out here. Knick-knacks won’t work for a minimalist, for example. But there’s always a way to personalize things. A stack of books you cherish, your favorite color on the walls, even artful family photos.

How have you personalized your home? Or is it something you need to work towards? I have pockets of personality in my condo but it could do with a lot more!

One // The home of Julie Yenicag via Savvy Home
Two // House and Home via Design Manifest
Three // Via Design Crisis

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  • Reply zlowdown January 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Great post!
    I really do think it’s essential to have pockets of personality in your home but sometimes it comes down to compromise(if you have a roommate or significant other) and affordability. Lord only knows, I would love a few beautiful items in my apartment but definitely can’t afford it! haha

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Z, you bring up a very good point when it comes to working with multiple personalities in the form of roommates and family. That is not something I can really speak to as I haven’t had much experience with it yet! 🙂 And yes, of course affordability is a huge issue. That’s exactly why I have whole rooms that feel untouched by my personality. It’s a process! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Reply mewling-quim January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I really need to get some artwork for my place. Sure, I have a picture wall with wedding and vacation photos and some of my own photography, but I’m talking something a bit more extravagant. Too bad artwork has to be so expensive!

    Also, love this: “Knick-knacks won’t work for a minimalist.” Oh how true that is. 😉

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Yesss to the extravagant art. BUT you know art is not always expensive! Try websites like,,, 20×, and of course And for inexpensive framing check out stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

      I may or may not have been thinking of you when I made the minimalist comment. 🙂

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