• Margie Stapf

Tips for Making Your Space Your Own

When you first move into a new apartment, condo, or house, things may not seem as warm and inviting as you hope. Making your space feel like home is all about making the space an extension of you. Here are some tips to help you make your space your own.


Nature Driven Sunroom Near Pool Designed by Margie Stapf Interiors from Carlisle PA

Plan Accordingly


It could be tempting to dive right into the decorating process, but creating a visual guide and plan can help save you time and money in the long run. Make a mood board that includes colors, textures, and the overall vibe of the room or space you are working on. This step helps you make decisions based on your overall vision of the room.


Add Color


Painting the walls of your new space may seem like a no-brainer, but there is a lot more to selecting the right colors for your space than you may realize. Make sure your colors complement your goals set in your planning process and sample the colors on larger areas to ensure they’re the right pick. If you’re painting over other colors, make sure to prime your walls correctly in order to get the best result.


If painting isn’t an option, opt for removable decorative wallpaper or large art pieces to create similar effects without the commitment.


Utilize Art


Art can do a whole lot more than just decorate the room. The right art pieces can express aspects of your personality in ways that other decor cannot. Don’t be afraid to combine different styles and mediums, as well as different display methods. Gallery walls or shelving can create visual interest that helps tie the entire space together. Lean toward unique works from local artists or Etsy shops to avoid the mass-produced feel of department store prints and up the personality level exponentially.


Feeling extra creative? Making your own art is hands down the best way to display your style and personality. Use some online inspiration and get to crafting - you never know what you could come up with!


Make It Green


Plants liven up any space - literally. Adding real or faux plants to your home helps breathe life and color into your room. Play with the placement and size of your plants as well as their pots and holders to add in your own personal touches. If you’re not gifted with a green thumb, faux plants are a durable option that provides the same effect without the upkeep.


Hit The Lights


Lighting can have some of the most impactful effects within a space, without you even realizing it. Create focal points and interest with adjustable LEDs or dimmable strip lights. Smart bulbs can even change color and brightness according to set scenes or time of day. In combination with the right decor, lighting can make a world of difference.


Upping the personality factor in your space can be attainable and affordable with the right plan and unique products. To learn more about creating a space that is all your own, send us a message or give us a call.