12th Jan, 2017
Have you ever walked into a friend or relative’s house and instantly felt right at home? Do you wonder what their secret is to achieve this? Whether your house is big, small, square, round or rectangular, below are seven top tips which reveal how to make your house a home…
1.Hanging up photos of loved ones
Photos perfectly capture moments in time, which produce happy memories when we look at them – a great way to share your experiences, with people that visit your home. Best of all, you will see these photos every day, reminding you of the wonderful family and friends you have.
This can be anything from tables and mirrors to cushions and pictures, with images or lettering on them. They make your property unique to you, creating that homely atmosphere.
3.Items from a place you love
If you have ever visited somewhere that you fell in love with, you’ll know how devastating it was when it was time to go home! What better way to feel like you never left, than to bring a piece of it into your property? With an ornament or a picture of that place, for example, the memories will stay with you for years to come.
Today there is an extensive range of wallpapers available, so it is easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing one. It can be used to cover all the walls in the room or just one to create a feature. However you intend to use it, how about going with one to match your personality? Something loud and bold or something soft and subtle – either way it will create a homely feeling.
5.Are you an artistic person?
If you are a parent with young children, you have a great opportunity to frame some special artwork (or stick it on the fridge), adding some fun to your home. Even if you don’t have a family and live alone, you can create some unique and quirky artwork yourself and dot them around your property. It’s also the perfect opportunity to show off your artistic abilities to people that visit!
This is probably something that most people don’t give a second thought to. Lighting produces an atmosphere in a room as soon as you enter it. If it’s bright, it creates the allusion of a big open room; but if the lighting is dimmed, it makes the room feel smaller and cosy. You can use this to your advantage and personalise each room in your home, to create new atmospheres.
If you hate animals then you’ll probably want to skip this one, but if you read on then your mind may be changed! Anything from cats, dogs, rabbits and goldfish to snakes, spiders, and lizards – pets can really turn a house into a home. And, it is well known that they help to lower stress, so what could be better than coming home from a hard day’s work and relaxing with your pet in your new homely surroundings?
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