How to Make a House a Home in 5 Simple Steps
We are all looking for ways to make the most of our living spaces. But it’s not always easy to know how to revamp our homes to make them cosier, more sophisticated and generally more liveable. So here are five super simple steps to transform your home into the perfect pad you know you all deserve.
Work from the Bottom and Work your Way Up
It may sound like a strange place to start but you may find looking at your use of floor space in your home is a really good place to get the ball rolling. Whether you realise that your floors are a little bare and could use more textiles and softness. Or perhaps you notice that your floor space is too busy, with little floor space showing through.
Whatever you notice, think how you can improve it. Bare floors can look beautiful in spaces that are meant to be relaxing such as bedrooms and living rooms, so make sure these floor spaces are as clutter free as possible. On the flip side, rugs and soft textiles are a simple way to add indulgence and luxury to spaces that are looking a little empty so don’t be afraid to play around a little to see what works best for each individual space and room.
Let There Be Light
Lighting is the single most important thing you need in order to add ambience and atmosphere to your home. Low lighting and use of lamps will add a relaxed and calm environment to your evenings. Candles equally are a home’s best friend for making a home feel cosy and tranquil.
Lighting in the daytime is just as important to bring radiance into your house. Bringing in as much natural light as possible is key to making a house feel bright and airy. The framing of windows is also very important and drab curtains can instantly pull down the style of a room. If your curtains are in need of replacing this is an important area to invest. Think about the overall look and style of the room and then go online and see what would best compliment that space. Look for companies with a huge curtain choice to make sure you can find a style that suits you.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the artwork in your home, or even trying to integrate new artwork into your existing collection. The general consensus seems to be that styles shouldn’t be mixed and that only one uniform style should be adhered to. But that’s not the case at all. Mixing up different varieties of art and home decoration can immediately transform a space, so try moving things around and seeing how different compositions can change the flow of a room.
By investing just a small amount a week in fresh flowers and plants, you can totally reinvent how you feel about your home. By adding fresh flowers and interesting plants to kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms, you instantly add a burst of colour and a wonderful fresh floral fragrance to boot.
Clutter is a big ‘no no’ when trying to achieve a calm and relaxed living space. It’s not always easy to keep the kid toys out of the way or keep your nic nacs from spilling out into certain spaces around the house, but making a few changes here and there can make a big difference. Wicker baskets not only look great, but are a fantastic way of keeping all your bits and bobs tucked away and help make you feel more organised in general. Organised home, organised mind.