There are plenty of things in people's home that lack individuality and personalization, but there are plenty of ways to make these items special. Some people may not care if they just have run of the mill items that lack personality, but others want their beloveds to reflect their personalities and their tastes. Even simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to personalizing items. For instance, you can add military decals to things if you are a fan of the armed services. You can find stickers like this at a store that sells military gifts. You can also order items online to add a touch of armed services pride to anything you own.
Another way to make things personal is to add inscriptions to them. If you have a piece of jewelry or you have something wooden or metal, you can have the item associated with a personal message. People do this with wedding bands, picture frames, bracelets and household items. In some cases, people put a personal message on items in the home for insurance purposes. This helps identify items should anything be stolen from your home. Typically, personalization is done to add a special touch to something that is ordinary.
Colors are a great way to make something personal. If you have recently purchased electronics, you may have noticed that items that only used to be black or silver now come in a variety of colors. From MP3 players to laptop computers, you can now purchase items in all sorts of bright colors. In cases when something does not come in a color other than the typical colors, you can add a sticker or "skin" to the item to add color or pattern. This is a great way to make something that is common all your own.
If you are trying to personalize a piece of material or fabric you can do it with embroidery. This works great for clothing, for blankets, for baby bibs and for anything that is made of fabric. It is possible to do embroidery by hand or you can do it with a machine. There are even companies that will personalize items in this matter, sometimes for only the fee of purchasing the item itself. If you already have something you would like to personalize in this manner, many embroidery companies will do the work on items they did not originally sell.
Finally, remember that most clothing items can be altered to give them a personal flair. If you are looking for ways to make something your own without adding any sort of message, you can do so with alterations. This will make an item subtly your own because it will be tailor to suit your body. While people may not look at a clothing piece and see your name or a message on it, they will think it looks great and you will have added a subtle touch of personalization to the item without going overboard. This is a great way to make anything you own special.