Fundamentals To Adding Character To Your Interior Design

Fundamentals To Adding Character To Your Interior Design

There are many aspects, both large and small, that are able to redefine the meaning of a home. Interior design, when done properly and tastefully, works to turn a house into a place called home. Whether you get your home interior inspiration from Instagram or Pinterest or even a home that you visited before, it is simple to fall into the trap of achieving a cookie-cutter interior, in other words, a home that lacks any personal character and touch.

There are a variety of factors to consider, either before you start or after your home renovation process, that can help you add some personal touch and character to your living space. Without further ado, here are four tips to give you the necessary boost to start your home interior journey.

Add photographs or artwork as décor

Hanging up art pieces, such as paintings or wall sculptures, are always the ideal solution to decorate a plain wall. Perhaps you just happen to see a painting at a shop, or you have a favorite sculpture; it is always a great way to add something that relates to your life in your living space. While it seems straightforward, do keep in mind that your choice of artwork can affect the feel and look of your home interior. 

Several factors to consider when choosing art décor are size and space. While it is usually ideal to go for bigger artworks, not all negative spaces need to be used. Areas that either are narrower or lack height can be fitted with smaller décor, while more spacious areas can be accentuated with multiple or larger décors. 

Besides artworks, photographs are also ideal wall décor. Especially ones that were shot by you, such photographs can easily add a personal touch to the space. Not only that, but it can also help to usher into the space nostalgia and comfort as it immortalizes past memories and experiences. If you are looking for quality hand-crafted wall art paintings and sculptures, we offer a wide range of options that will lift up your home atmosphere.

Incorporate your hobbies

What better way to showcase your personality in your home interior than to incorporate your hobbies into its design? With many homes in Singapore getting smaller, one has to play smart when doing so. One example would be the rise in family growing plants during the pandemic. With the rising trend of implementing a biophilic interior design, placing house plants around the house at strategic locations may be ideal for aesthetic purposes but may not always be practical with the limited space. Hence, hanging plants from high points or at the window can help you achieve a biophilic design and save space.

Play with texture and color

With certain themes and styles in interior design, there are particular textures and colors commonly associated with them. For example, industrial themes tend to have darker color tones with wood or brick accents, while Scandinavian matches light pastel tones with wood.

Playing with textures and colors on a wall provides a redefinition of your home interior as it steers away from a certain style. Switching out a plain white wall for patterned tiles adds to a simple, minimalist space pocket of interesting visual points. Colors and textures are not limited to just the built-in carpentries or walls. You may elevate your home interior with the addition of soft furnishing and décor, such as rugs, display items, cushions, and lamps. Whatever size you decide to get, these additions help to elevate the space, making it classy or cozy.

Tweak the layout to fit your day-to-day living

In addition to aesthetics, your home interior design should center around your habits and lifestyle. Space planning and home layout are key factors before starting the renovation process. If you are a homeowner who enjoys having large gatherings and often invites friends over, then having a larger communal space should be a priority. Also, if you often work from home, then allocating a room as a home office should be part of the design plan. All in all, you would want to ensure that your home is designed to fit your lifestyle and not the other way around.


Listed above are just some tips for turning a house into a home for you and your loved ones. At the end of the day, as long as you feel at ease in your own space, nothing else matters. However, if you are in the process of doing a home makeover, and these tips have provided you with some interior inspiration, then do consider Finn Avenue for your furnishing and décor choices. 

We are Singapore’s only online furniture shop that also has a physical showroom. We offer a great variety of hand-crafted luxury furniture that is not only of the highest quality but also extremely affordable. From modern rugs to console tables, our furniture can fit any interior theme. Contact us to find out more!

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