Making a House a Home

Only a few simple and easy steps will really help you breathe new life into your home. And best of all it doesn’t have to cost a bomb to add a new flavor to your home with these great homeware deals You can even mix and match your existing furniture with new bits and bobs.

Have a look at our simple hints and tips on how to transform your house into a home, and get inspired.

Rearrange your furniture – nothing is so simple as rearranging furniture.

Display the things you love and hide what you don’t.

Grow something fresh – herbs are great.

Lit candles – they make a room feel cosy and inviting.

An ageing trunk to store clothing in, with a cushion on top for seating is a great way of introducing shabby chic into your home.

Create a reading corner – books are great for learning new skills, or falling into a fantasy.

Don’t leave your walls bare – hang pictures on the walls.

Simplify your life – pass on anything you haven’t used in 18 months.

Cookbooks aren’t just for pretty pictures – learn new dishes and get experimenting.

Add some colour. Cushions, furniture, paint the walls..

Print off your photos on a regular basis and display them around the house.

Always have fresh flowers on display – they don’t only smell great but really adds some colour to a room.

Invest in a good music system – what is better than coming home, pouring a glass of wine and listening to some music.

Add features piece in your rooms.

Use suitcases elsewhere in the house to store out-of-season linens, blankets, or sweaters.

Reupholster a piece of furniture in a fun fabric.

Sprinkle some unique design details around the room.

Lighting, lighting, lighting – fairy lights, statement lamps really adds a bit of jazz to a room.  

Change your kitchen decor – add some colour, introduce patterns, make a feature.

Wall racks and hangers are great if you have limited space and it looks cosy when filled up with various items.

Clutter is the new clean – perfect for a chic but trendy vibe.

Try replacing traditional closet doors that swing out with curtains or hanging screens.

It is so important feeling comfortable at home – it should be your sanctuary where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the environment. So ensure that you make the most of every inch of you home – create beautiful dishes in your kitchen, take a nice long soak in your bathtub, eat your inventions at the table or get engrossed in a exciting book in the sunny windowsill.

Now it’s your turn… Go make your house your home..!


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