Imagine if the world had no other colors besides a few shades of gray. It could be difficult to differentiate one person from another, and things, places, other living things would all feel lackluster. Without vivid and vibrant colors, the world will become a terribly bleak place to live in.
Now replace the colors with varying depths of personality and individuality. Without these subtle and outright differences in people’s personalities, there would be no points for conversation. Everything would be the same no matter where you are in the world, which means it will be pointless to want to be different because it’s simply not possible.
Each person’s individual personality is what makes them who they are. No two people are the same; not even the identical twins who share the same DNA. But that’s what makes life more enjoyable and worth living because you can never predict what people will do or say next. These differences add a thrilling factor to humanity’s existence.
And the presence of creative outlets like art allows people to take their individuality one step further. By using the various art forms to express their individual personalities, they can relate to the people who share their interests and build relationships to make their lives more meaningful. Here are different ways for you to express your personality:
Inside Your Home
As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do to totally own your space is to decorate based on your personal preferences. Through interior design, you can choose what color palettes and paint swatches you want on your walls as well as furniture. You also have the freedom to pick what design styles you want to see inside your home.
Even the arrangement of your furniture and the flow of energy created through it can speak volumes about your personality, which you can use to your advantage. This is because you can choose which furniture and decorative pieces to place around your home, as well as achieve a coherent image through your choices.
For instance, you want to show your patriotism by having a decorative accent piece in your living room. What you can do is to have a custom wooden American flag made as your living area’s focal point, which is subtle but can still carry out your goal to showcase your love for the country.
At Your Workplace
Since it would be harder to express yourself through large decorative art pieces if you only have a cubicle or small office space at work, the best way would be to go for something smaller. You could also think of ingenious ways to show your personality without being too loud about it.
An example of this would be having miniature succulents on your desk, especially if you’re fond of nature and you want to always be near it. Or you could bring a linen drape that you could place on your desk chair, which will add a pop of color to your workspace while doubling as a source of warmth if you ever feel cold while working.
Another area in your workspace that you can personalize to show your individuality is your desktop—the wallpaper, the desk mat, or even the mouse pad. Decorating these spaces wouldn’t be too distracting that your superiors would be bothered by it, but it could show that the desk is truly yours and no one else’s.
On Your Person
You must never judge a person for the clothes on their back because those are not indicative of their true character. But that doesn’t mean that their sense of style won’t play a big role in their life. Through fashion, which is basically wearable art, people can express their individual styles and personalities.
How you dress and carry yourself in public is a great way to show the world that you’re comfortable in your own skin. It can speak volumes about how you don’t care about other people’s irrelevant opinions as long as what you’re wearing is making you happy. And it can also give an insight into the values you hold.
This is because even fashion is not free of politics. For example, if you support the sustainability movement, then you’ll likely stay away from global retailers in the fast fashion industry. Instead of mindlessly following what’s trendy, you can make your own style through thrift shops and upcycling fashionable pieces.
Expressing yourself and your individual personality is not limited to tangible factors, of course. You can differentiate yourself from others with how you think and view the world, or how you hone your relationships. But visible, tangible art is among the easiest ways to show that you are, as a matter of fact, your own person, and no one can take that away from you.