Whether you live in the country, the city or somewhere in between, your home is a reflection of your personal style. There are many different ways that you can customize your home to reflect your personality and taste, even in cookie-cutter style apartments or row houses. Following are a few tips for customizing your home with big impact.

Color Your World

Choosing a paint color that reflects your personality and warms up your home makes a lot of difference to the comfort level of your family members. An energetic red for instance is a great color for a dining room where family and friends frequently gather for a lively get-together. A soft periwinkle blue is a very soothing color when it comes time to sleep. If you’re looking for something with a more industrial feel, a stark white or steel gray may do the trick.

Window Treatments

A designer may tell you that treating all of the windows that face the street the same way provides the most cohesive appearance but as long as they look nice you can go with anything from puffy curtains to plantation shutters or any of the other window treatments New York residents are finding to be a good solution.

Your Four Walls

Hanging artwork can be an art in and of itself. Well chosen pieces hung in pleasing arrangements and at strategic locations within your home can spark interest, create a mood and help solidify a rooms style. A gallery wall filled with family photos is comforting and cozy. Oversized museum style artwork looks great in a room with high ceilings or where a pop of color is needed as the main focal impact.

Whatever your style, the most important thing to remember is that you should actually love the things you choose for your home. They surround you everyday and can either be a distraction or give you pleasure and comfort.