There are few things more frustrating than living in a house that just doesn’t quite feel like a home yet. It can make it feel like you’re just kind of staying somewhere instead of living there. Luckily, you don’t have to just put up with that. Here are 17 bright ideas to make your house feel more like a home.
1 Bring in more light
Light is one of the most important parts of interior design. Use it carefully in different rooms and don’t be afraid to experiment with different kinds of lighting.
2 Get comfy
Here’s a secret to making a house feel like a home: you can never have too many cushions. If you think you have too many cushions, you’re wrong, go and get some more!
3 Make things personal
This is your home, after all, there should be pictures of you and your family on every wall as well and unique souvenirs and knick-knacks that tell the story of your life all over the place.
4 Express your passions
We all have passions that are unique to us. Whatever it is that you really love, whether it’s music, movies, theatre, or anything else, find a way to express that through the way you decorate your home.
5 Roofing and brickwork
This is something that people often neglect, but the outside of your house is as much a part of your home as the interior. Things like slate roofing can bring a touch of class and charm to any home. Just because you don’t think about it that often doesn’t make it unimportant.
6 Decorate with books
It’s true what they say; books really do furnish a room!
7 Go handmade
If you want that unique flavour to your home, then you can’t go wrong with making things yourself to decorate your home with.
8 Be daring with colour
Why just stick with white or magnolia? Bring some life into your home with vibrant colours!
9 Don’t forget your yard
Your backyard is a part of your home, and you should keep it neat and tidy the same way you do with the interiors.
10 Make it a family effort
Why should you be the only one to work hard on your home? Get the whole family involved!
11 Experiment with the layout
There’s never just one way to present a room. Try a few different things out to see what you like.
12 Find statement furniture
A single piece of really distinctive furniture can be a fantastic way to draw attention to a certain room.
13 Go to thrift stores
Thrift stores are full to bursting with amazing finds at super low prices!
14 Cover the walls in art
Find pieces of art that speak to you and let them express something in your home.
15 Embrace clutter (a little bit)
Clutter isn’t’ always a bad thing. In fact, a little bit of clutter here and there can actually make your home feel a lot more alive and lived in.
16 Know your style
There are plenty of different interior design styles out there, you just need to find one that fits your home and your personality.
17 Be flexible
Sometimes you’ll want your home to change in some way and that’s great! Don’t be afraid to mix things up from time to time.
The most important thing that you need to remember when trying to make your house feel like a home is that you should focus on your personality and the things that you want. If you find yourself chasing trends all of the time then you’re never going to make your home feel the way that you want it to.