10 Ways to make your house more homely

10 Ways to make your house more homely

Have you fallen out of love with your home? Grown tired of the décor, the mess, the lack of character?

Here are 10 ways to make your house more homely.

1. Declutter

It’s impossible to feel completely comfortable and cosy in a house that’s filled with clutter. So set aside some time to do some decluttering. Be as ruthless as you can, then enjoy as you’re left with more space and a much tidier home.

2. Wake up your walls

If your walls are looking a little bland and bare, a new coat of paint will completely revitalise them and leave your home looking super fresh. It’s worth investing in some wall art too, this could be anything from photos to canvases or framed works.

3. Be rug ready

If bland and boring floors are sucking the life out of your home, a new rug can completely reanimate your floor space by adding some softness, texture and colour contrast. For inspiration, check out a rug retailer such as RugsDirect to find the perfect style of rug for your home.

4. Go green

Plants quite literally breathe new life into your home by purifying the air, whilst enabling you to bring a nice bit of nature into your house. If you’re looking for low maintenance greenery that will thrive indoors – succulents are your best bet.

5. Play with lighting

Lighting has a significant impact on the overall ambiance of your home, so don’t be afraid to play around with it. For example, you can use table lamps to draw attention to certain parts of room. Dimmer switches are a great investment too, which make it easy for you to experiment with lighting levels.

6. Surround yourself with softness

Soft furnishings such as cushions and throws truly transform you house into a more warm and cosy place by making larger furniture items such as sofas and beds look and feel more inviting. Don’t forget about curtains either, the right pair can make your home look beautiful inside and out.

7. Enhance the aroma

Without inviting scents that soothe the nostrils, your house will never truly feel like a home. Thankfully, making your home smell nice couldn’t be easier, with options such as fragrance plugs, scented candles and diffusers, you’re spoilt for choice.

8. Up your door mat game

A door mat is one of the most important items in your home – it’s the first thing people see when they step inside your home, so sets the tone the rest of your household. If your entrance mat isn’t quite fit for purpose, mat stores such as Kleen-Tex are the perfect place to find a suitable upgrade.

9. Let there be light

There’s nothing worse than a dark and dingy home, however, a large mirror placed opposite a light source can significantly brighten a room, and if you opt for a decorative one, it serves as an excellent focal point.

10. Rearrange your furniture

Rearranging the furniture in a room can completely enhance its aesthetic and it won’t cost you a penny – start rejigging today!

That’s our list! Share your own ideas in the comments section.

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