I’ve had the privilege to visit many homes throughout my career as a REALTOR. Certainly the old adage “Home is where the heart is” comes shining through. Many homeowners take that extra step and add personalized items to their home. I find this adds elegance to any room and a sense of self and pride in homeownership.
The opportunity to personalize is wide open as embroidered monogramming goes below the traditional bath towels and linen. Anything you touch can be personalized to add flair and pride to your home! If the center of your home is the kitchen, think about monogrammed dish towels, glasses and or cutting boards.
The bathroom just invites fragrant monogrammed soaps and those embroidered towels. Personalized seat covers are popular for your dining room and living room, plus coasters for those personalized glasses. Embroidered napkins add a touch of elegance to any dinner party.
And remember that any article you have personalized for yourself is a wonderful gift idea for the new homeowner. Embroidered items show you are thinking of that person and a cookie cutter housewarming gift is not the way you want to honor the recipient.
During the Victorian era, all sorts of materials were hand-embroidered to denote social status. Now we have computerized digital sewing machines that can create any personalization you have in mind in a matter of days instead of months.
Enjoy your home and enjoy giving personalized items to friends and family. Both ways, embroidery will add a touch of elegance and hominess.