‘Heart and home’ – it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently.
A house is so much more than a bunch of bricks and furniture. It should be a home; a space that protects you, reflects you, and forms the backdrop to some of life’s most memorable moments.
Because, what is a home without a heart?
All that got me musing over those little additions that add meaning to our domestic spaces. I want to share some of these thoughts with you, and give you ideas for small changes that can turn your house into a home. Here we go!
A home inspires
Your home should inspire you from the moment you wake up.
It’s so much more than just a shelter – I imagine my walls, floors and furniture as my ideas writ large. That means coming up with complementary colour schemes that give you a different emotion in every room.
A home lives
Your home should feel like it’s alive.
Whether you’ve got a partner, kids, pets or it’s just you – it doesn’t matter. The space should feel like someone lives in it, not just exists in it.
Flowers are one of my favourite ways to breathe life into a room. There’s something that just lifts the mood whenever I fill a vase, unwrap fresh flowers and let the natural scent fill the air.
A home remembers
Your home is an intensely personal space.
For me, there’s one definite clue that says “This house has been lived in, and loved in” – photos!
Adorn your walls with pictures of your nearest and dearest, of special moments and the breathtaking landscapes you’ve visited. Your home should be a record of your life.
A home grows
Like all of us, our homes grow and change over time.
Favourite furniture can end up looking a little raggedy round the edges – that’s a given. But, rather than blowing your bank account on a brand new sofa, a throw might be all you need to give it a fresh, chic appeal.
Couple this with a few eye-catching cushions, and you’ll have created a comfy spot unlike any other.
A home infuses
Design is about more than just the aesthetic.
Your home should hum with the sounds and scents of your life, too. Whether a single aroma defines you, or a combination of complementary scents, spending a little extra time on this sensation can go a long way.
There you have it! Heart and home two inseparable sides of the same coin. Use these simple tips to add meaning to your domestic space and create a look that’s unashamedly yours.
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