5 Ways to Make a House a Home

by | Jun 6, 2019 | Home & Travel | 8 comments

There is a huge difference between having a house and having a home. A home is somewhere that you can really relax, and it’s also somewhere that reflects the unique nature of your personality. A house, on the other hand, is just a building that is waiting for you to add your personal touch onto it.


But how do you go about making a house a home, and is it really possible to do it (without all of that clutter, anyway?). Here are 5 ways that you can add a burst of your personality into your house, for those looking to make their mark.


#1: Don’t follow convention


OK, so there are a lot of home design TV shows out there, and magazines are bursting at the seams with suggestions about how you should improve your humble abode. Whilst it’s good to draw inspiration from these things, following convention too much can make your home seem stale, and almost like a show home. Say goodbye to basing your decor simply off of the current trends at any given time.


#2: Incorporate your interests


Of course, adding your interests into your home is important. Perhaps you love books, and you want to make a feature out of this, or maybe you have a favorite artist, and you want to put some of their prints up on the walls. Whatever it is, incorporate your interests into your home, and make focal points out of them if you can. This is what will command the attention in a room, and it makes it really feel like a home.


#3: Relax on the clutter


As most of us will agree, having too much clutter can really ruin the overall look of your home, and it’s not a good idea to start hoarding useless objects. However, there are people who go overboard with their anti-clutter sentiments, and it can make your house look like nobody actually lives there. Embrace a little bit of stuff, as it shows who you are, and isn’t always just useless clutter.


#4: Make it as cosy as possible


A home, as opposed to a house, is somewhere that you can come back to after a long day at work, and feel totally relaxed as you jump onto that couch. Making your place relaxing is easier if it is cosy, especially in the winter. Think about wood heaters as a feature in your living room, and invest in some fluffy throws and pillows, too. Making your house cosier will invariably make it seem much more like a home.


#5: Stock up on candles and fairy lights


Look, we can pretty much all agree that if you want to make your house feel like the cosiest, most homely place ever, then you need to invest in some candles and fairy lights. This will set the ambiance for any night in, whether it’s in the middle of summer, or one of those cold winter nights. (I’m having a winter night out soon – with a fire pit outside the house with glowing candles and such. But then I like to brave the elements now and then! It is my birthday celebrations after all)  A home shouldn’t be without a few lamps and other lighting options so that you can add a little mood when the evening comes around.


So, if you want to make your house a home, then keep these 5 things in mind!

Deborah Hunter Kells

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