It is tie to start thinking about your home, and at this time of year it’s more evident than ever as you start to spend more time indoors. Being inside and really living in your house you may start to spout off some ideas of the changes you want to make. Perhaps it is a new house, and you have been thinking about how to turn it from something ordinary into your extraordinary home. There are things you can do to make your house a home, and I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can do it.
Kerb appeal matters so think about the impression you want to make
Do you have a theme for your home? It may be a running theme such as English cottage or something more modern like a Scandi or a Norwegian vibe. The thing is, you can achieve your overall look in many more ways than just focusing on the interior. You could consider going for a real cottage theme on the exterior and making more of the kerb appeal. Like investing in cottage windows where it helps to make a house look more like a hamlet hidden away. Perhaps you like the idea or cladding in some way, trying to give the impression that your home is made from different materials. Think about the overall place when it comes to the theme not just the interiors. Kerb appeal isn’t just about the house, it’s also about the exterior land such as front garden, driveway or even a yard. Take the time to present your home just the way you want it.
Consider the interior theme and colour choices
Focusing on your theme will only get you so far, so now is the time to think about the theme with your colour choices. It’s your house at the end of the day, and what we can often forget is that it needs to be an extension of the personality you have. So be bold with your colour choices if that’s what you want. Think about the longevity and what will make you smile every time you enter a room.
Be conscious with your choices of furniture and ornaments
Making any house your home can start just by putting your belongings in it, but it’s what you choose to be in each room that makes your house your home. Be conscious with your furniture purchases, display your favourite snaps in frames and your fun ornaments and holiday souvenirs. It is these things that will remind you of the memories you have made and life you enjoy living, and your home should emulate that. Choose furniture that you love, not because it is practical.
Make the house suit your way of living
Finally, if you are there for the long haul then why not make your home work for you. If you have the chance, choose to renovate and extensions or change the floor plan in your home. Make rooms that are fit for different purposes so you don’t have to suit the norm. Make it open plan living, add more bedrooms or create the office space you desire. It is, after all, your home, and it is now your chance to make it that way.