Memories are incredibly special and powerful. As the years pass, memories are some of the cherished treasures people hold onto the most. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to create monuments within your home decor that reflect the memories of the household. Consider some of the best ways to incorporate memories into your home decor.
1. Seasonal Decorations
If you don’t already celebrate the various seasons by decorating your home, now is the perfect time to begin. You don’t have to wait until December to display seasonal decor. Do this throughout the year with various pieces. As each season rolls around, hang a seasonally-appropriate wreath on your front door. A pine cone wreath works beautifully for the first few months of the year. To create memories around your decor, consider a DIY approach. Instead of purchasing a pine cone wreath, make one. With family members and friends, go throughout the neighborhood to pick the pine cones yourselves. Take photos as you embark on this fun trip. Once the wreath is complete, place a sticker on the back that reflects the month and year you all created the wreath. Each year you use it will help to revive the nostalgia of that experience.
2. Wall Art
The walls take up such major real estate in your home. It’d be pointless to leave the walls out of the decor plan. A gallery wall of family photos can display the family tree, special memories, and sweet school photos of the children. To elevate the look, be sure to measure all of the frames and plan the gallery display before attaching the frames to the walls. Consider using custom metal prints to get a clean, chic aesthetic. Whether you choose to do a giant gallery wall or stunning frames that are evenly displayed around the home, wall art that features your loved ones will always provide a captivating display for fond memories.
3. Printed Photo Albums
So much of the world is digital now. It’s easy to purchase and download a book on an iPad instantly. If you want to pull up your friend’s vacation photos, just browse through their Instagram feed. However, there’s something beautiful about seeing printed photos in a photo album. Don’t lose the art of enjoying printed photos. Whether you cultivate photos in a yearly album or create gorgeous layouts for every seasonal page in a scrapbook, incorporate memories in their physical form through printed photo albums. There are plenty of companies who will create the photo album from digital files and mail you the physical copy if you need more convenience. With each photo, consider writing a sweet memory or placing the date on the back of the photo. This will keep the memories relevant and alive for future generations to appreciate.
4. Monograms and Personalizations
If you and your family love to curl up on the couch to watch entertaining movies or shows, keep a basket of light blankets nearby. To make it luxurious, personalize the blankets with stitching that features the family name, nicknames, and more. Customize coasters that everyone uses for their morning cup of tea or coffee. It’s very easy to find companies that specialize in providing customized goods. If you have the skill set, you can opt to DIY the process as well. If there’s a mudroom with a coat area, create name tags for everyone’s coats and cubbies. Upon purchasing ornaments for the Christmas tree, consider customizing them by adding the year the ornament was made and the name of the person who decorated it. These simple gestures might not seem like much to a guest. However, when a family member can enjoy the history of a specific item, it’s much easier to hold onto the memories and cherish them throughout the years.
There are plenty of people who can decorate a house. However, there are plenty of people who don’t know how to turn a house into a truly cozy home. If you want to walk into your home and feel as though it’s filled with heart-warming character, become intentional about infusing memories throughout the home in the form of decoration. As you master this skill, it’ll become easier to make it a consistent thread in your home as the years continue.