9 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Home Based on Your Hobbies

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9 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Home Based on Your Hobbies

From a cozy reading nook to hide away in, or a striking piece of musical wall art, there’s a personalized decorative touch for everyone.

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Like the Fixer Upper dream duo, Chip and Joanna Gaines, we love adding a shot of our personalities into the spaces we spend most of our time in. From a cozy little reading nook to hide away in, or a striking piece of musical wall art to indulge our inner rockstars, and maps of the world to inspire our next vacations, there’s a personalized decorative touch for everyone.

We’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring ways to let your personality shine through in the design of your home. We bet you can’t make it to the end of this post without considering putting a Lego wall and library complete with a ladder in your spare room. Scroll through, pick your favorites and tell us which Fixer Upper-inspired room suits your personality.

If You’re a Musical Maestro

Manuscripts printed onto canvas are a sure-fire way to let the music-lover in you shine. Whether you play an instrument or just love chilling out and listening to your favorite artists, a room like this is the perfect chill out zone. Put on your favorite playlists, sit back and soak up the rhythms and beats that make you smile.

If You’re a Bookworm

There’s nothing quite like having a quiet zone to retreat to when you’re in need of some R&R. Aside from being absolutely gorgeous to look at, this bookshelf can be curated and stacked in a whole heap of different ways.

Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, you can style a bookshelf with your favorite reads, and add accessories like book ends, vases and photo frames to personalize the space. Sort your books alphabetically, in order of how much you love them, their age or as randomly as your heart desires.

Like Chip and Joanna, we love a combination of books sorted vertically and stacked horizontally to add character and charm.

If You’re a Dinner Party Pro

Lay out a feast of champions with a dining table that’s decked out with everyday tableware 24/7. An open plan setting will ensure the conversations between host and guests flow all evening long. Keep things casual with comfy benches that allow for as many friends as possible to squeeze around the table.

We love the idea of serving up mezze food on sharing platters which can be passed around and picked at. Let the good times roll.

If You’re a Movie Addict

Sit back, relax and get ready for the movie marathon you crave all week long. This room is equipped with everything you need to spend an entire weekend relishing your films.

Keep the coffee table nearby for obligatory snacks like popcorn, chocolate and drinks. You can even feed your inner six year old and build yourself a fortress with the cushions from the sofa.

If You’re a Crafting Whiz

Foster calm and creativity with a room dedicated to crafting like a pro. Equip baskets, jars and shelves with everything you need to create your own crafting space.

This stationery haven is the perfect spot for anyone who loves to design their own greetings cards, make jewelry, design and make clothes, draw or paint.

Best of all, a room like this could also double up as an office or study.

If You Love a Pamper Session

Spa-lovers will go nuts for a tranquil space like this in their bathroom at home. Even if you don’t have a Pinterest-worthy freestanding bathtub, you can still recreate that spa retreat-feel with a few simple touches.

Install shelves that don’t take up too much space – we love anything in steel and natural wood. Ladder or floating shelves are beautiful and can be organised elegantly. Keep walls and tiling neutral to promote a clear mind and spirit.

Our top tips for accessorizing include rolled hand towels and face cloths in a bright and complimentary color, four or five of your favorite products (don’t overcrowd your shelves) and a small vase of faux flora and fauna.

If You’re Obsessed with Coffee

Skip the morning queues at the coffee shop and create your very own barista-style coffee in your home.

Paint a section of a wall with chalkboard paint (the space doesn’t need to be huge), add some chunky floating shelves, a cabinet with an easy-clean top (steel is ideal) and get designing. Doodle your home coffee shop’s name and special menu on the wall, add pretty

cups, cake stands and trays of flavored syrups. Complete the coffee bar with your favorite coffee blends, coffee machine and Cafetiere.

If You’re a Keen Gardener

Nurture your own indoor herb pots right from your kitchen with wall bracket shelving. Not only is this a huge money saver, it’s also a stunning kitchen feature. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing you grew them yourself, you can also add that freshly-picked flavor to every meal you cook with fresh herbs all year-round. Grab some inexpensive clay pots, a small bag of soil and some seeds from a garden store and get growing.

Basil, bay leaves, oregano, chives, thyme, rosemary and sage all grow well indoors, provided they are getting ample sunlight and water every day. Your wallet will thank you in the long run – and your kitchen will be the envy of your friends and family!

If You Love Lego

This idea is genius. Amuse your inner child with an entire wall dedicated to Lego. No matter how old you are, this is a space where you can be creative and clever with the designs you put together. 3D montages of houses, cars, animal parks and outer space are all possible when you have baskets full of Lego in every color under the sun.

A Lego wall is a fun way to make a home office feel warmer and more inviting. Who knows, you might come up with the solution to that big problem at work while building a fleet of ships out of Lego

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