The perfect home for me represents YOU and those who live there. I am often asked for advice on how to make a house feel more like home. One that is inviting, with personality, and still stylish. Today, thanks to Canberra Outlet, I am sharing my 7 top ways to make your house feel like home.
Take some time to consider your aesthetic before adding the items I have listed. What style, fusion style, would you like your home to be? If you can’t pinpoint a class, what mood or feelings do you want to create in your home? You can create a mood board for your home by selecting images, colors, and items that appeal to you. This will help you to identify the style or concept you want to use throughout your house.
You can display artwork in many ways, including hanging it on the wall.
Artwork adds instant color and interest to walls and eliminates the sterile feel. There are many removable hooks that you can use instead of nailing them into the wall. They will hold significant weight and won’t harm your walls. You can also display your artwork by leaning it against a bookcase or wall.
It’s said that artwork should not be twins but sisters. So don’t worry about matching them. Instead, choose pieces with similar colors or frames. Mix photography with abstracts, large and small. Stores like Early Settler Freedom and Adairs have a wide range of affordable and ready-to-hang wall art.
Floor and table lamps can be used to create ambient lighting.
Lighting is one of the aspects of home decor that we often overlook, but it’s also the most important. We rely too much on overhead downlights. Floor and table lamps can add ambient, softer lighting to your home. They are also beautiful decorative pieces. You can now find lights that add color, texture, and pattern at an affordable price.
Tip – Before you shop, consider where you will place lamps. You should walk through your house and note any dark or bare areas that could benefit from stylish lamps. A pair of table lamps at each end of a buffet or console table adds symmetry and balance to the design. They also provide plenty of light.
Cushions add a splash of color.
What is there not to like about cushions? Cushions are fun, affordable, and easy to mix and match. They add color and interest to any home. Cushions are a great way to update a room without spending much money. You may not even realize your sofa looks naked if you don’t add cushions. Just 3-5 cushions will transform the look of a room. Your bed may look bland, but by adding 1-3 decorative cushions, you can instantly transform it into a cozy and inviting bed.
Tip: pillows are an excellent way to bring a color scheme together. Choose 1 or 2 cushions in the hero color and pair them with neutral cushions such as oatmeal or grey tones. Look for pillows with various sizes, shapes, and materials to add interest.
Throw blankets can be used to layer.
Throw blankets are another way to add interest and softness to your bed or sofa. Throw blankets can be draped over your bed or sofa or in a basket. This will add more layers to the space and give it a homely feel.
Rugs can be used to define spaces.
Do you want to create zones in an open-plan living area or add more comfort to the space? A rug may be the missing element in your decorating scheme. Rugs are beautiful art for the floor and can be used anywhere else in the house.
Measure your area before purchasing a rug. You want your living room furniture’s front feet to rest on the carpet.
Tip: layering rugs is a great way to make a room feel more cozy. A large sisal carpet with a smaller Persian rug on top is a good example. For this look, you’ll need to use rugs of different materials so that there is a visual contrast. Also, the rug beneath should be significantly larger.
Plants are one of our favorite ways to transform your home into a home! There are endless options for displaying them. You can add plants to almost any room of your house. You can add a few to a sideboard or bookshelf or cluster several to fill a void in whichever corner you choose. If you have trouble keeping plants alive, you can use artificial plants to get the same effect. Or, check out our list of difficult-to-kill plants.
Create your signature scent to decorate your home.
Even if you don’t notice it, the scent is essential to decorating your home. Our senses of touch and smell are equally crucial in creating a feeling of comfort. Using diffusers, oil burners, or candles, you can give your home a signature scent.
Personalize your home
You make your house unique, so I am always looking for new ways to showcase more personal items in a home. A photo frame is a great item to incorporate into an arrangement. It can be placed on a sideboard or open shelves and on other surfaces. Do you think about framing essential items in your life? A special letter you wrote, a ticket you got on one of your dates, or a piece of artwork your child made. When you frame something, it instantly becomes art. This is especially true for the stylish frames available from Freedom.
Displaying meaningful objects, you own is another idea. You may have a collection (I know people who collect watches or antique typewriters). These objects can be used to style your home. When you group 3 or more similar items, you instantly have a collection.
You may already have some sentimental items, either that were passed down to you by a loved one or that you have collected during your travels. They should be displayed prominently in your home, so take them out of their hiding place.