What does your home say about you? Unless you've given it your own unique touch inside and out, it's simply a structure that protects your family from the elements and gives you a place to live your life. Why blend in with every other family on the block, when your home can stand out from the rest and welcome all who enter? Check out these simple ways to give your home a personality!

Whether on the inside or out, decorating your home or making minor changes doesn't have to cost a small fortune.

The exterior can take on a more distinctive, stand-apart look by making a few simple changes. For instance:

How about a brightly colored entrance door? Brown, beige - how boring can you get? Depending on the colors in your brick, wood, or siding, vibrant hues of red, blue, green, or yellow can add excitement to the exterior of your home - especially if shutters and other trim all complement one another.

Speaking of doors, how about a funky door knocker that's not what visitors would ordinarily expect? From dragons to elephants, cats, mermaids, owls, and more you can make quite an unexpected first impression with door knockers, knobs, and handles! Check out our Pinterest board for ideas you'd never dream of.

Now for exuding personality on the inside . . .

Are you a nature lover? If so, why not bring the outdoors in by decorating the interior of your home with pine cones, deer antlers, even a few twisted tree branches tucked away in unique pots or vases? Depending on where you live and the elements of nature you love most, there are lots of options. Rocks, a wooden stool that brings to mind a tree stump, seashells, a piece or two of driftwood, a "sculpture" comprised of distressed wooden oars propped against the dining room wall - use your imagination!

Wallpaper and paint can perform magic. Painting an entire room in taupe or beige isn't so exciting - but what about using a boldly patterned or colorful wallpaper on a single wall? Bold or bright paint colors can also liven up a room, giving it a bright splash of energy or even creating a focal point, depending on the furnishings and decor you use against the wall. Something as simple as adding a dramatic or unique touch to a single wall can transform the entire "feeling" or atmosphere of a room.

Throw pillows for the sofa or loveseat, area rugs in bold or bright stripes, plaids, or checks - imagine all the ways you can add a pop of color to an otherwise drab room! The only thing limiting what you can achieve is your imagination.

Love everything that's old or antique, that leaves you reminiscing about days gone by? You can find lots of antique or old frames at flea markets and antique stores to display those black-and-white family photos in. Perfectly charming!

You can give your home a distinct personality and unique appeal without a lot of effort or cost. Your home is your biggest investment; it's where you live, dream, and find peace and comfort at the end of the day. At Mr. Handyman, we're the home improvement professionals who do it all from painting and carpentry to plumbing and electrical, floors, windows, remodeling, and more! Contact your local Mr. Handyman or call (877) 256-3376 to request service and learn more about how you can create surroundings that truly reflect your own unique personality.