Making a house a home is a labour of love. How this looks is different for everyone. Depending on how much space you have to work with and the layout of your house, there are plenty of opportunities to bring out that cosy, comforting vibe. And don’t forget to give some love to your outdoor spaces too!
If you want to make your house snugger and more welcoming, here are a few ways to bring a smile to your face whenever you arrive home.
Your front garden is the first thing you see when you arrive home, so it’s a great place to start when making your house more welcoming. Something like a beautiful front gate or a luscious flower display is always a sight for sore eyes. If you fancy something that requires less maintenance, plant evergreens in varying shades for a luscious look or install some pretty outdoor lights for a twinkly finish.
If you don’t have a front garden, turn your attention to your front door. Make it inviting with some colourful flower baskets or a collection of beautiful, potted plants at the doorstep. Alternatively, make it more striking with some bold tiles leading up to your door.
Create a cosy nook
Perfect for reading or curling up with a cup of tea, a cosy nook has all kinds of uses. To start, locate a small spot where you can create your nook. This could be a bay window, a corner in the living room or even a spot next to the fire. Then fill this space with an engulfing armchair equipped with plenty of comfy cushions and fuzzy throws. Once you’re here, you’ll never want to leave!
Alternatively, if you have a small space like a cupboard under the stairs or a porch, make it a storage space for coats and shoes. Not only will it clear away the clutter, but it will also make your guests feel right at home.
Consider the flow
Whilst we’re on the subject of mess, it’s important to consider the flow of your house when deciding where to put your furniture. Make your house a pleasure to walk around by ensuring that there’s enough space to walk around everywhere, ensuring that your furniture doesn’t take up too much room or block your path.
At the same time, you want your house to look lived-in. Hit that sweet spot with texture-rich furniture, patterned rugs, and beautiful lamps and fill your shelves with pictures, books and plants.
Have your home reflect your personality
From your colour scheme to the artwork, décor and layout, your home should be an extension of you. Here there are no right answers, only your instinct.