There’s no one out there like you. So, why have a run of the mill personal space?
You don’t need to be a creative genius to have a space as unique as you. Just a few simple touches can transform your room from being ordinary to extraordinary.
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, here are a few ideas to liven up your living space.
1. Show off your collection — no matter what it is
Some people collect stamps. Others collect baseball cards. No matter what you collect, you can set your room apart by showing it off.
Finding the perfect frames and display cases has never been easier. Spend only a few minutes looking up frames for, say, a leaf collection or a display case for your figurines and you’ll find hundreds of results. All you need to do is find the right spot in your room, decide how you want to arrange your collection, and make it happen. In minutes, everyone who enters the room will know what you are passionate about.
2. Set the vibes right with a neon light
Neon lights are timeless. Watch a movie set in the 1920’s or 1930’s and you’re sure to see flashing neon signs. You can give your room a touch of both classic and modern styles with the addition of a neon light.
Modern neon lights are slightly different from what you’re likely picturing in your head. While you can still get traditional neon signs, most “neon” signs are actually LED strips in tubes. But this isn’t a bad thing — they rock the classic neon aesthetic while being more energy efficient, quietier, and easier to maintain. While there are plenty of pre-made designs, you can commission custom neon signs from companies like Radikal Neon®. You get full control over your sign, and the Radikal team will send you a design proof before starting production to make sure they’ve got everything right. These custom signs are an easy way to make sure your room tells all visitors who you are.
3. Become a houseplant parent
The term “plant parent” became relatively commonplace at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as people stuck in their homes adopted plants as new members of their family. Why not join the movement?
Plant options really are endless. You can go for a classic look by growing flowers on your windowsill or take a walk on the wild side and adopt a Bonsai tree or Moon Cactus. As long as you follow best practices for growing indoor plants, you’ll have a vibrant space for years to come.
4. Soften your space with rugs
There’s nothing better than digging your toes into a soft rug on a cold night. But rugs can be inviting to anyone — and not just to their feet.
The possibilities with rugs are endless. You can find them in seemingly any size, shape, and color. And, just like the neon lights we mentioned earlier, you can even get rugs with customizable messages online. With only a quick search, you’re sure to find a rug fit for your spot.
5. Try out removable wallpaper
Until recently, wallpaper was a mainstay in homes across the country. Guess what? It’s back. But this time, it combines style with practicality.
Unlike the wallpaper that adorned walls in homes during the 1980’s and 1990’s, you can now buy removable wallpaper. There are a seemingly endless number of options available, with eclectic prints and colors spanning across the spectrum. Plus, if the style of the wallpaper becomes stale, you can easily replace it.
6. Dress your windows up with film
Window film is not just for privacy. It can be stylish, too.
If you haven’t seen a window protected by window film, it’s a slightly opaque covering for your window. It blocks some sunlight from entering a room while also allowing you to put your stamp on the room. For example, you can add a film to your window with prints of your favorite animal. Or, you can send a welcoming message to the room’s visitors. It’s the ideal addition to any room.
New Year, New Room
The end of the year is fast approaching. As the calendar turns, there’s no better time to freshen up your space. Take some time, decide what makes you unique, and incorporate it into the design of a room of your choice. Whether it’s a pop culture-inspired neon sign or a wallpaper update, we’re confident you’ll have a space that defines your coming year.