home schooled

home schooled: character building

Everyone has some character that makes them unique.  Some of your character we like.  And some… well, we don’t.  I digress. So why don’t you pass some of it along to your home?  You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their living space.  What does yours say?  Here are a few tips that will help you make your living space feel more like a part of you and not just a place where you bum on the sofa and watch TV.

MENTORS NOTE:

– Add a variety of textures in the room to add some dimension to the space. Glass and metal will cause a bit of reflection to not make the room look so flat.  Fabric pillows and rugs will also help add some texture.  Include items with woven fabrics, wood and leather. Trying throwing in a random piece that will spark conversation.  See above for the wooden cube covered in zinc that acts like a seating block.

– Add some character in the room with items that reflect your interests, hobbies or pieces that have a story.  Hang some original art or photography to embellish your walls.  It doesn’t have to be expensive.  Get a talented friend to draw you something and custom frame it.  Or check to see if your city has a flea market.  You can always find great, one of a kind pieces done by local artists.  Add framed pictures of vacations (please refrain from showing any pictures that involved a keg, cut-off shorts and/or dry heaving at the end of the night) or coffee table books to complete the room.

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