There are a number of reasons why a home lacks character. It may be too perfect and feel as if no-one lives there. Minimalist homes sometimes suffer from this. A home may also feel too bland because it is too uniform: all the furniture and contents match but in a way that leaves the space looking like a showroom where everything is over-co-ordinated. More importantly a home will lack character because it contains nothing unique to the person who lives in it: no photographs or personal treasures, no signs of pastimes or passions. Homes with character are visually appealing places that exude warmth, laughter and love.
Use salvage, antiques, vintage or retro pieces, heirlooms or objects that mean something to you. Surrounding ourselves with nostalgia helps us plug into the past, making us feel grounded in the present.