Hello, you lovely lot!
Today I wanted to round up some ideas that will help make your home more you.
I believe individuality is key in all parts of life, your home is just one way of expressing your tastes and personality.
Let’s dig in and see if you can apply any of these concepts to your home.
1- Paint your front door (or even your house!) a colour that you LOVE. This creates instant cheer when arriving home and literally puts your own stamp on the place.
2- Surround yourself with the things that mean something to you. Items with history, character, sentiment and meaning.
3- Make memories there. Memories turn any space into a home you love. Kids birthday parties, BBQ’s, even doing renovations eventually turn into memories that become part of the history of your home.
4- Personalise at least one piece in your home. Doing this adds personality to the space, making it look and feel less like a showhome and somewhere that has a much more interesting character. Easy ways to do this are changing the hardware, upholstery or paintwork.
5- Use a space in your home in a different way than you normally would. Doing this can open your mind to creating something special and really unique. You might really see that room or space differently after adjusting your mind to what it’s supposed to be used for.
6- Don’t just buy into the latest trend just to impress someone. Make it personal, don’t be swayed by the latest interior fashions.
7- Spend time in your home. Make the most of it. Give it some TLC. Say No more often to things outside of the home. It’s got to be pretty special to lure you away from your castle/nest/refuge/retreat (delete as appropriate!) am I right?
8- Consider how your home smells. Bring in your favourite aroma with scented candles, flowers or freshly baked bread. Or perhaps even a scent from your childhood that brings back happy memories, a classic soap or the scent of lavender that reminds you of your grandparents home. This can work wonders for that homely feeling.
9- Cut the clutter but curate what you love. Small collections can really bring a sense of personality into a room. Display them with pride on a mantelpiece or a printers tray.
10- Get plant friendly! Read up on some easy-care plants and use them in your home as decor. They are great for improving air quality and literally adding life to your rooms. That feeling of being closer to nature is actually good for us and as humans, we seek out the opportunity to be closer to nature. It’s called Biophilia, (Bjork did an album of the same name).
What would you add to this list?