Making a house feel more homely is more than just making it look good. Everybody has their own interpretation of what makes a home, a home. Ultimately, a home should be your own sanctuary that’s welcoming and a place to escape the stresses and worries of day-to-day life.
Starting from the front door, your entire house should be inviting, not just a couple of rooms. In this article we’re going to explore some simple tips that can help your house feel more like a home.
Make The Room Smell Inviting
Make your house a home isn’t just about the interior design. It’s about the whole experience of being at home and being able to be yourself. Use some aromatherapy diffusers or candles to give a relaxing scent to your home. Pop a bowl of potpourri on your coffee table for a consistent fresh smell in the lounge.
Keeping the home tidy and clean will help make sure the house smells great all the time. Cleaning and tidying can also help destress you in the process and make the house more inviting for yourself or guests.
Hang Some Art or Family Photos
Well placed pieces of art can help calm and relax us. Our choice of art can also be used to express who we are and what we like. By hanging artwork in your home you’re instilling a little bit of your creativity into the decor. It’s important when choosing art for your home that you pick what you like, not what you think other people will like.
Hanging photos of loved ones, friends and family is a great way to make a home feel more personal. The home is supposed to be a stress-free zone, so add photos of people who make you happy. These photos will bring back memories when you look at them and make the space feel more homely.
Bring the Outside, In
Having plants in the home is a really good way to make you feel relaxed and calm. Similar to hanging art, your choice of house plants are an expression of who you are and what you like. Certain plants have been known to increase the quality of air in a room, helping you breathe better and feel relaxed.
Nature is featured a lot in Hygge, a home decor trend from the Danish culture. Including plants into your home can help improve the overall interior design of a room. Don’t worry if you’re known as a serial plant killer, there are plenty of low maintenance, potted house plants out there.
Add Some Extra Light
Try to add as much natural light into the room as possible. This can not only help give the appearance of more space, but it can feel more freeing. Use mirrors to help bounce the light around the room to keep as much of the window as open as possible.
Replace all your existing lighting fittings with warm coloured lights. Cold lighting such as fluorescent lights, make rooms look uninviting and cold. Once your fixtures have been upgraded to warmer colours, then look at adding lamps, fairy lights and candles to add more textured lighting.
Clutter and mess around the home can cause stress and anxiety. By including some extra storage solutions into the home, you can remove the clutter and make your home a more relaxed environment.
Sort Out Your Seating
Make sure your furniture is arranged in such a way that the room feels cozy. Try to arrange the seating so you could see all the other chairs from any seat in the room. This will help make guests feel included in the space and bring in a cozy feel. Pick a focal point in a room and arrange the seating around that.
Use faux fur and comfortable throws to make the space look and feel comfortable. Your sofa should look inviting to sit on, not bare and cold.
Our stylish storage solutions are a great way to clear up some of the clutter around the house. Because we bespoke make all of our sliding doors, they can fit into your home decor seamlessly. Get in touch to see how we can help your house a home, call us on 01423 50 20 40.