Outside view of VIDA Building

How to Personalize Your Space

Bookshelf with a vintage 35mm camera and a small wooden figurine. Image credit: Taryn Elliott.

July 2023


Personalizing your VIDA apartment or townhome goes beyond following design trends. It’s about creating a sanctuary that truly feels like you. Consider these tips and creative ideas to help you be more intentional about how your place reflects who you are.

Discover Your Style

Before you can personalize your space, it’s helpful to identify your style preferences. Take a look at different design styles, from minimalism to bohemian, modern to vintage. Think about the colors, patterns, and overall vibe that resonate with you. Flip through magazines, create mood boards, and explore online platforms for inspiration. This self-discovery phase will lay the foundation for personalizing your space.

Showcase Sentimental Items

Display those things that hold emotional value for you, like artwork created by loved ones, souvenirs from memorable trips, or cherished family heirlooms. Even if they’re small, it’s those objects with a story behind them that can carry the most weight in your décor.

DIY and Upcycling Projects

Engage in some DIY and upcycling projects! Repurpose old furniture, give new life to thrifted finds, or create unique decor items from scratch. Customize your belongings with paint, stencils, fabric, or decoupage. Trust me, seeing your creations come to life will bring a special touch to your space and showcase your artistic side.

Create Art and Photography

Create your own art that reflects your personality and style. Whether it’s a painting, a photograph, or a sculpture, your creations reflect who you are. Even if you’re not feeling too confident, there are loads of online resources to help you. Think of it this way… you live in the Neighborhood of Play, so be bold and have fun with it!

Mix and Match

Avoid a cookie-cutter look by mixing different styles, textures, and patterns. Combine vintage and modern elements, use both bold and subtle colors, and experiment with various materials. This approach allows you to curate a space that reflects your diverse interests and tastes.

Display Your Hobbies and Interests

If you love reading, create a cozy reading nook with a bookshelf filled with your favorite titles. If music is your passion, set up a corner for your instruments or create a stylish vinyl record display. By incorporating your passions into your decor, you’ll create a space that feels alive and inspiring.

We’re always impressed at how creative and inspired VIDA’s residents are about decorating their apartments and townhomes and we encourage you to personalize your space. Think of it as an act of self-expression. By incorporating sentimental items, engaging in DIY projects, displaying custom artwork, and infusing your hobbies and interests into your decor, you can transform your living spaces into a reflection of your unique style.