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Home decoration is not just about making your home look like a magazine. It is also about designing a space that fits your unique tastes, preferences and lifestyle and that is meaningful to you. After you have arranged furniture for function and painted to reflect your tastes, add meaning to your space by incorporating these five elements into your design.
1. Family Pictures
Displaying family pictures is one of the easiest ways you can add meaning to your space. Print and frame your favorite photos of your children, your brothers and sisters at their homes in Utah. Surround yourself with your favorite pictures and remind yourself everyday what is truly most important in your life.
2. Travel Mementos
Displaying travel mementos in your home is a great way to remember the excitement of your travels every day. Save beach sand from your vacation and use it to fill clear glass lamps. Turn travel brochures into a custom lamp shade. Frame a map of one of your favorite places and use it as the focal point in your room.
3. Reminders of Special Moments
Special moments are too fleeting. Decorate your home with reminders of them and you can relive them every day. Use your wedding centerpiece as a kitchen table centerpiece. Cross-stitch a wall hanging that includes all of your family’s important dates, including the date you met, the date you married and the dates your children were born.
4. Meaningful Quotes
If there are any quotes that hold a special significance for you, frame them and hang them on your walls. Whether you need to remember to relax, to be courageous or to savor the moment, there is a great quote out there to remind you. By incorporating them into your design, you can be inspired by them every time you walk through the rooms of your house.
5. Reclaim Heirlooms
Using family heirlooms in your design is a great way to add meaning to your space as well. Use an antique dresser and a television stand. Turn your mother’s baby clothes into a beautiful and meaningful patchwork quilt. Have one of grandma’s famous recipes printed poster size and frame it over your mantle.
A meaningful space is one that has been designed to best showcase the unique life of the family living in it. Use these five elements and you will have a meaningful space that is uniquely yours.
Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.