There is no place like home – we couldn’t agree more!
Your home has always been a place where you seek sanctuary from the daily commotion of the world; it’s a place where you normally spend quality time with your family while feeling most relaxed and comfortable.
Put simply, your home is the place where you live your life in peace!
However, there are times when you wish for something entirely different which typically happens when your house is full of mess and it’s next to impossible to think of it as a peaceful dwelling.
Perhaps a lot of paperwork is lying around in the house or you haven’t got the time to spruce it up the way you want to. Or perhaps you don’t have the budget to get through those unfinished projects or decorating the house is just not your thing!
Well, it doesn’t need to be this way all the time.
Believe us, you can absolutely take your space back and transform your house into a home. You can turn it into an inviting room that reflects who you truly are and encompasses your preferences, values, and more importantly, your personality.
If you’re not sure where to start, then you’re in the right place. Here we’ve mentioned some unique yet incredible ways to make your house feel more like home.
Let’s take a look!
1. Get Started With Your Entryway
Do you already have a grand foyer in your entryway? Do you think it could do better with some TLC?
In that case, try to incorporate a small yet visually appealing console table. While you can go for a conventional table and later hang contemporary abstract artwork to give it a modern yet formal look, you could also place some portraits against your wall to give your entryway a laid back feel!
2. Add More Lighting
If there is one thing in the decor world that can single handedly transform your house into a home, then it’s a light fixture.
Although you could add brass pendant lights for a traditional yet contemporary touch, you could perhaps add various Yankee Candles in the nooks and cranny of your home. Not only does it give your home a more sophisticated and refined look, but also fills the room with incredible fragrances.
To add a touch of elegance to these candles, you could also go for different candle accessories that can be used as decorations in your home.
3. Create a Cosy Reading Nook
When it comes to transforming your house into a home, you can never go wrong with adding a cosy reading nook to it.
If you don’t already have one, then you could simply convert any of the leftover real estate into a reading nook. However, if there’s no leftover space, then you could transform your formal living room to double as a cosy and comfortable lounge area.
To do so, incorporate furniture and other elements in different shapes and fabrics; make sure these are both homey and sophisticated because that way they’ll be perfect not only for unwinding but also for entertainment.
4. Treat the Windows to Some TLC
We often tend to overlook our windows, especially when sprucing up our home.
Nevertheless, giving your windows the right treatment (hanging shades boasting different fun patterns, for example) can help you take your home decor a notch higher.
Whilst shades with fun patterns go against home decor 101, smaller patterns can surely be easy on the eyes and enhance the visual appeal of the room.
5. Reupholster that Existing Furniture
An easy and affordable way to transform your house into a home, reupholstering your existing furniture can instantly freshen up your space.
If you’re someone who loves eclectic decor, then why not go for vivid orange art, a rustic stool, geometric pottery, angular mirror, and a marble fireplace for your home? To complement these elements and add a touch of softness to your home, you could consider adding blush pink chairs.
While this might seem a little out of the ordinary, believe us the juxtaposition in the room will surely work well.
6. Introduce Florals and Add Statement Artwork
If you’ve got huge empty walls in your home, then make them more exciting by adding oversized art. You could either choose something vibrant and abstract or go for large-scale photography to make a bold statement.
While you’re at it, maybe introduce some floral arrangement to beautify the room. Perhaps go for a shapely vase that can accompany your oversized artwork; or better yet, add mini pots in different corners of your home and bring the outdoors in!
7. Simply Tidy Things Up
This is something you probably don’t want to hear (honestly, we don’t like cleaning either!) which is why we kept it for the last!
However, cleaning things up and adding certain elements that make organisation easier can absolutely help you out. Why not add a stylish coat rack or coat hooks near the front door and a folding chair below it to sit while taking your shoes off?
This will not only avoid clothes getting piled up in a place but also eliminate the need for you to constantly tidy things up.
There are absolutely tons of incredible ways to transform your house into a home.
Since every room has its own purpose and story, you need to ensure that you’re designing it in a way that balances both functionality and visual appeal. Be up-to-date with the latest home decor trends, but design your home with a hint of your personality!