Have you ever looked around your home and wondered, “How can I make this space feel a little more like mine?” Well, I’m right there with you, friend. If you’re anything like me, you’d like to avoid the cookie cutter, builder-grade, straight-out-of-the-showroom feel. You want unique … custom. 

I’m hosting the kick-off of November’s new topic, “Customizing your Home” for the House to Home Haven Blog Link Up!

Organized by an amazing group of bloggers from the Haven Conference, this link-up’s purpose is to connect and share amazing design and renovation ideas to make the most of your biggest investment: your home! 

If you haven’t met my friends, you’re missing out: meet Danielle and Michael at Clark & Aldine, Sarah and Nick – owners of Nestrs, Lindsey at Building Bluebird, and Morgan and Jamie from Construction2Style

We want to see your ideas too! To get in on the blog link action, drop a link your your IG post, blog post or video at the bottom of this post!

Here are the House to Home Haven Blog Linkup Rules:

  • Link to relevant content
  • Link to a specific post, image, or video
  • Share the love!

5 Interior Design Ideas to Customize your Home

Book Storage – Make a DIY Book Rail

You can easily (and inexpensively) create storage for displaying in your kid’s bedroom or playroom. I particularly love the style of shelves where the covers are forward facing, like the ones we made for our Girl’s Bedroom Makeover.

This was a super simple project and cost a total of $64 and 3 hours total time. Definitely worth it for this space. 

Moulding

Installing trim moulding is a moderately easy customization project you can use to customize your space. There are many different types ways to use them.

Crown moulding, for example, can be used to bulk up or accentuate the look of otherwise bland cabinets. Just look at the difference a little paint and trim made in our office upfit! 

The Progression
Painted the cabinets in Chantilly Lace by BM & installed a custom trim up to increase the fancy factor – a moderately easy DIY project

Another idea is adding a strip of trim above your basic base molding (or skirting, as the Europeans say) – a simple project that will make your home feel custom.

For more trim ideas on how to go from builder-basic to custom, I suggest following this guy, Phillip on IG – his ideas and work are super educational and impressive.

Paint Selections

You simply can’t beat the impact a few cans of paint can make, even if it is just white on white. There’s something about walls with generous moulding all painted in the same color. 

Image background by @leclairdecor

Seriously, paint selections make a BIG difference. Although I must admit that I am in the neutral paint fan club, we shouldn’t be afraid of color either. A tasteful paint selection will give you a custom look.

Built-ins

Built-ins are one of those custom features that make high-end homes feel like high end homes. Fortunately, there are tons of tutorials out there for how-to build them in all different styles. 

Take some inspiration from this week’s #housetohomehaven winner over on Instagram – Simply Aligned Home

Make a Unique Return Vent Cover 

I know HVAC returns are necessary, but goodness gracious, they are hideous. Thankfully, there’s this super cute tutorial by Simplicity in the South that will help you get a custom look and improve your HVAC vent situation.

What are your home’s unique or custom features that you just can’t live without? 

Drop a link to your Instagram post, blog post, or video below and don’t forget to use #housetohomehaven in all your inspiring spaces!

Until next time, Inspiring friends

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