Nothing is more important than making your house feel like home, whether you’ve just moved into somewhere new, or you’re sprucing up your existing property. It’s your sanctuary from the outside world – the place where you and your family can relax, recharge your batteries and make some memories.
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It can take just a few simple steps to breathe life into your home by adding some personal touches. You’ll be amazed at how easy it can be to make the changes that will turn your house into a home.
Create personal space
Make an area your own personal space, where you can relax and enjoy some “me” time. This can be as simple as adding a comfy armchair in the corner of a room, with a cosy blanket, a small table and a reading lamp. It can be somewhere to curl up and relax after a hard day, with a drink, a snack and a good book, or your tablet to catch up with friends on social media.
A nostalgia-filled way of making your house more homely is to add lots of personal mementos. This is especially useful if you’ve just moved house, or if it’s your first home away from the place where you grew up. Fill a bookcase or shelves with your favourite books, or create a scrapbook with items from your travels. Keep them in your bedroom, or your personal space, where you can look at them whenever you wish. Even a treasured card or an old diary can evoke feelings of warmth and comfort.
It may sound odd but getting rid of items will make your house feel like home – it’s more a case of clearing out unnecessary clutter. Start a spring clean, whatever the time of year, and have everything in its place, choosing things that make you happy. Then get rid of anything you don’t need. It can be depressing looking around and seeing junk everywhere, so give the things you never use to charity.
Make your couch more inviting by adding some comfy cushions and a throw in your favourite colours. Put a plush rug down in front – one that’s nice and fluffy, so that your bare feet will sink into it. This will anchor the space, making it seem warmer and more inviting, while also adding interest to the room.
Revamp your bed by getting new sheets, pillowcases and a quilt cover in colours that make you feel happy. Add a comfy fleece throw and plenty of large, soft cushions to give it a personal touch. Add a bedside lamp and a couple of framed photos of loved ones on the bedside table.
Something as simple as rearranging your furniture can make the room feel homelier. For example, arrange your settee and armchairs in the lounge into a circle, with a focal point in the centre, such as a coffee table, a fire or a plush rug. That way, it will feel more intimate, especially when you’re sitting with family or friends.
The type of furniture you have in your house, and the way in which you arrange and accessorise it, can go a long way towards stamping your own identity on your home. Having good-quality and aesthetically-pleasing furniture is the basis for a great interior design.
If you’re a landlord who’s refurbishing a property to let, Furniture Pack Solutions can help by providing you with high-quality, buy-to-let furniture for both student and professional accommodation.
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