Carve Out Your Own Space
One of the hardest things about moving out on your own and having your own place for the first time is actually making it feel like it's yours. After all, most places, even if they're furnished, are just a blank slate without much personality of their own at all and that can make it feel impossible that you'd ever even be able to bring some personality into your home at all. Well, the truth is that you can. Having your own space is incredibly important, whether it's a house, an apartment, or even your bedroom, we all need somewhere that we can truly call our own. With that in mind, here are some ways you can start to finally carve out your own space.
Art is one of the very best things to have around your home if you really want to give it that kind of unique feeling that sets it apart from anywhere else in the world. Whether it's framed posters of your favorite books or movies or the amazing photography of someone like Peter Lik, art on the walls not only looks beautiful but it can say something about as well. It announces your personality to anyone who steps into your space in a way that words simply can't.
Of course, if you really want to put yourself into your home, do it literally. Take pictures of yourself and your friends and family and plaster them all over the walls. Even if they're just stuck on, having a collage of precious memories all over the wall not only makes your space totally unique but it also allows you to hold onto those precious memories for as long as possible. Not only that, but it's the best way to make your room totally unique. After all, no one else is going to have quite those same memories on their walls.
There are some people who will tell you not to bother with too much color in your home or your room. They'll say that keeping things plain is the best bet, but the truth is that there's nothing better to not only express yourself but to create the kind of atmosphere from your home that you really want than color. Of course, what kinds of colors you use are going to depend pretty heavily on who you are. Do you want something bright and bold, or something a little more subdued? No matter what you choose, make sure that it's a color that reflects at least a little bit about who you are.
The truth is that all of the advice here is just that, advice. In reality, the only person who has real control over what happens in your space is you, and that's exactly the way that it should be. After all, if you took all of the influence on your space from other people, you're never going to feel that sense of ownership over it that's so important. A place you can call home should be a place that you can truly see your own life and personality in.