When you feel passionate about a hobby or interest, it’s common to want it to be a part of your everyday life. That includes finding a way to feature it inside your home!
Depending on what you're interested are, the ideas you have may vary – so here’s how you can incorporate a number of different hobbies and interests into your home. We hope yours is listed here!
1. Art or Photography
If you have a love for art or photography, that’s a fairly easy one to incorporate into your home!
- While you may not be able to feature every piece of artwork you love in your home, pick a few of your favourites and hang them on your walls to immerse yourself in it on a daily basis.
- The same can be said for photos, whether you stick them on the wall - Polaroid style, or frame them for a classic effect.
- If you love to create the artwork yourself rather than seek out others’ work, that’s even more a reason to display your works and show off your talent.
People collect all sorts of things, ranging from figurines and memorabilia to stamps and antiques. If you’ve gathered a large collection of something that strikes your interest, you’ll need to find a way to integrate it into your home before it ends up feeling overwhelming and cluttered.
- For small items, see if there is a specific stand or folder that’s recommended for collectors of that particular item.
- If you want your items on display, consider a shelf in an area of your home where you can enjoy seeing them – while also keeping them organised.
3. Cooking and Baking
If you love to cook or bake, you’ll likely have built up a wide selection of equipment, appliances and kitchen accessories. The best way to keep these organised is to have a kitchen that’s built for that purpose.
- If you’re looking to have a new kitchen installed, choose a selection of units that will accommodate your collection – keeping your kitchen looking stylish while also ensuring you have everything you need.
- If you’re not in a position to have your kitchen remodelled, try a useful shelving unit that fits with your theme!
4. Crafts and DIY
Crafting and DIY can often require you to have a lot of different materials, but storing them may be an issue. This is your chance to dedicate a portion of your home to the hobby you love.
- Consider setting a side a room as a ‘work room’ if you have space. This is where you can get stuck into projects and create new things without having to worry about it overflowing into the rest of the home.
- You could also decorate it in a way that suits the style you work in, as well as including plenty of storage to organise your tools or equipment.
- If you don’t have a whole extra room to spare, a dedicated corner or area can work just as well.
5. Gaming and Movies
Playing games and watching movies is a common hobby, but you may be stuck for ways to feature these interests in your home.
- Display the games or movies themselves on an organised shelf, so they’re ready and waiting when you need them.
- Consider painting the area you relax in to suit the overall theme of your favourite movie or game.
- If you collect posters or merchandise, this is a great way to exhibit some of your favourites throughout your home.
- If you have space, a home cinema or gaming room could also be a fun choice.
Reading is something almost everyone can enjoy, so it’s possible you have quite a large collection of books. But a passion for literature is about more than just keeping books organised.
- In addition to keeping your books neatly stored, considering where you read them is important too.
- Create a reading nook in your home, featuring soft, warming colours, a comfortable chair and plenty of light. It’ll be the ideal space to get lost in a story.
- If you can’t find space for a reading nook in your home, check out some of our advice for living rooms and bedrooms. Put your energy into creating a space you’ll be able to unwind in.
7. Sports and Fitness
Whether you play a sport recreationally, enjoy long hikes or just love to keep fit at the gym, here’s how to represent your active lifestyle in your home.
- Fit some innovative shoe storage near your door to house all of your sneakers and running shoes. You could even do the same in your bedroom for active wear.
- If you’ve won medals or trophies, take the opportunity to show them off – perhaps in your living room so they’ll spark a conversation!
- Photos from your experiences are a great choice, especially when complemented by frames or accessories.
- If you collect sports memorabilia, this can be displayed throughout the home to remind you of your inspiration.
If you love to travel, you may have brought back a variety of souvenirs from your adventures. But where to put them? Here are a few ideas!
- Store them in a vintage style chest or trunk – just like people would have used for travel decades – even centuries ago.
- Create a ‘travel shelf’ where you can view everything you’ve brought home in one place.
- Use each item for its purpose – scattering your souvenir collection around the home. For example, put fridge magnets on the fridge, or decorative plates in the dining room.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate your hobby inside your home, in terms of both keeping things organised and showing your love of your interests. Doing so is a great way to reflect your personality through your home and show off the things you care about to your friends and family.
If your hobby or interest wasn’t listed here, let us know what you’d like to see – perhaps we can include it in a future post! Alternatively, share your own tips and ideas in the comments to help out anyone else who shares your passion.