I recently read a fantastic book by one of my favourite bloggers called ‘An Edited Life’ and it has honestly been life changing. Now I know that may sound a little dramatic but it’s completely given me the push I needed to get my life and home more organised. I have been streamlining my diary, my drawers and my wardrobe! I’ve realised how much clutter we were living with and that was making our home feel overcrowded and to me, messy. I love for our house to feel homely but sometimes less is more I have learnt! With that in mind, here are some top tips for giving your home a more homely feel:
Consider Your Space And How You Use It
One of the best ways to start turning your house into a home is to look at the space you have on a whole. Whether you have a large home or a small flat, you need to consider the space you have and how you’re going to use it. If you have a lot of space, for example, you may want to consider how you’re going to create a space that makes you feel comfortable and cosy. For those with limited space, looking at all of the storage space solutions that are available to you may be worthwhile. I personally like for everything to have a home. It makes tidying up much easier!
Plenty Of Cushions And Blankets In Your Living Spaces
One of the best ways to make a home feel homely is to ensure it is cosy, as the two go hand in hand. Although you won’t need lots of cushions and blankets in the summer, having lots of options dotted around in your lounge spaces is a great way to make yourself feel more at home. Whether you display them on the sofa all year round like I do or store them in a basket in the corner of the room, you want to be sure you can grab something comfortable to cuddle up to when it gets cold. I even have one draped on a chair in the dining room. Nothing beats cuddling up on the sofa to watch Netflix with a blanket and snacks after a long day!
Bring Rooms To Life With Plants And Flowers
Another great way to give your house a homely feel is to ensure you’re bringing life into each and every room. Whilst that may sound a little unusual, it simply means bringing in plants and flowers to help brighten up the place. Not only are they a great way to boost your mood, but they’re perfect for creating an inviting home environment. For a guide to looking after house plants for the first time, you can visit this site here.
Think About How Your Rooms Are Decorated
When it comes to the way in which your rooms are decorated, you may want to consider whether or not they make you feel welcome. Again, this may come down to space and the amount of natural light you have coming into your home. One of my favourite things to do is to take a look at Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration. I try to find images with houses that look similar to mine. I find this way I can imagine exactly how the renovations are going to look. Although it may take much longer, it’s a much more effective way of knowing whether or not something is going to work.
Plenty Of Family Pictures Around Your Home
Filling your home with lots of family snaps is a guaranteed way to make it feel more personal and homely! You can display them in photo frames or maybe even think of something a little more unique, but having your favourite people surround you on a daily basis is definitely going to make you feel at home. I have a wire board with some Polaroid style photos clipped to it and it’s one of my favourite corners in our home!
Ensure Your House Is Welcoming From The Moment You Walk In
If you want other people to feel at home in your house, you need to ensure your house is welcoming from the moment you walk in. Whether that means having a walkway that is filled with happy memories and photographs, or you walk straight into your warm and cosy lounge – you want people to feel as though they’re comfortable in your home.
One of the best ways to ensure your home is welcoming as soon as you open your front door is to begin outside, with the garden. Having a garden that is well-kept and filled with flowers will give people the sense that your home is going to be exactly the same. If they haven’t visited your house before they will feel reassured and comfortable before they’ve even knocked on the door. If you do have guests regularly, you may want to consider getting some hotel quality bath towels.
Fill your home with amazing scents
One of the best ways to make a home feel relaxing and cosy is to make it smell good! You can use either essential oils in a diffuser, wax melts or candles throughout your house. Whether you prefer sweet smells or floral scents, you can have your house smelling exactly how you like it! I switch it up depending on the season. I love more festive smells as Christmas approaches and fresher florals and citrus scents in the warmer months! For a guide to choosing the right wax melts or candles, you can visit this site here.
Let In As Much Natural Light As Possible
Finally, it’s important you are letting in as much natural light to your home as you possibly can. Not only will it help when it comes to saving on electricity, but it will give the impression your house much bigger as well as a naturally happy place. It’s great for your mood, as well as the overall layout and design of your home. Mirrors are also a great way to reflect natural light too!
*Collaborative Post but all opinions are of course my own*