31 ways to add character to your home

Even though everything is brand new when you move in- drywall, tile, appliances, countertops, cabinets, there’s a reason some houses sit on the market for a long time. More than often living spaces can lack a bit of personal touch or character that set them apart from a generic look and feel found in every other property in the market. There are several ways you could change that as a clever home owner. All you need is a bit of research, some spare time on your hands and some improvisation.

Furnishing is one of the most important element and also the one, which attracts immediate attention of the visitors.  Give it an interesting touch by adding some striped drapes in classic black and white. Or get even more creative by using some interesting patterns to add a dash of color. Those thrift store chairs and couches can be easily upgraded by using some simple makeover tricks! You can give those boring and bare walls in your room a bit of a character by using chevron patterns. Also learn how to create your own moss balls and use them as decorative pieces. There are also several easy tips to give the paint on your walls and furniture a great finish!


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How To: Love Shelf

This original, one of a kind shelf is both rustic and modern. Its simplicity makes it such a versatile and stylish piece. For hanging, there are several keyhole brackets in the back allowing it to hang flush with the wall. This shelf originally had been doing rounds on Pinterest for a while and it is actually very simple to make despite its slightly complicated looking design. You basically need a few hours free or days free and wooden planks, paint and some tools to work with the wood.

It is better to draw up your design on paper first to see how you want it to look like. Then determine how tall you want it to be and come up with the dimensions of other parts, in this case the letters L,O,V,E. Purchase the wood from the hardware store and make sure to buy enough screws for the assembly as well. And now comes the hardest part. Cut the wooded boards into the dimensions and make sure to use the appropriate safety equipments while working with the tools. Once you have assembled the shelf, it is time to paint it. Before painting, do not forget to put the primer first.


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