We can all get a little to used to the layout and style of our homes; we like the comfort of familiarity! But sometimes it can be difficult to know how to make your house feel more homely and personal to you and your family.
But don’t worry – here you’ll find 4 simple ideas and affordable tips that will make you fall in love with your home once again.
Look at your furniture
Still in love with that old dining set? What about the sofa your sister gave you after she got a new one? Sometimes we can all get a little too comfortable with our furniture even when it’s seen better days! Visiting an online store such as Danetti.com is the ideal place to start. Whether you want something a little more colourful, a few new dining chairs perhaps? Or maybe it’s time you treated yourself to a new desk for the office? The possibilities are endless – and you’ll be surprised how happy and positive new furniture can make you feel.
Overhead lighting isn’t always a great way to set the mood. So why not invest in a few standing lights? Whether they’re table lamps with stunning shades or something a little more contemporary like a standing lamp in the shape of a studio light? Or a stunning chandelier that will make a great talking point amongst your guests? Plug in a few lamps if you want to create a nice, homely atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
Another way to re-introduce lighting to your home, is to light some candles. Whether scented or not, sometimes the soft, warming glow of a candle is enough to relax and unwind the most stressed of homeowners. If having a naked flame isn’t your thing – or if you have curious children around, then try some LED candles which are flame free but give the same effect.
Your window dressings
Take a long hard look at your curtains or drapes or blinds. Have they seen better days? Did you know you can easily catapult a room into whatever century, decade or mood you wish by re-hanging a new set of curtains or window dressings. Blinds and curtains really can be striking and completely alter a room. They also serve as a good way to keep the heat in during the winter months, as well as serving as a privacy stipulation!
Our carpets go through a lot; we keep them as clean as we can but that doesn’t stop them from looking a little worn and tired. So why not inject some colour into your home with a new rug? It doesn’t have to be a huge rug that serves as a centrepiece to your living room. Just something small and simple at the foot of the stairs or even in the kitchen (with anti-slip grip of course) can make a world of difference. Why not give it a go?