Many people think that they have to spend thousands of pounds on changes to their home to make a huge impact, but it can be cheaper than you’d think. Lots of little changes can amount to something spectacular, making a home far more homely with just a few choice edits. You don’t need to be knocking through walls or re-plastering ceilings; it can be as simple as adding a few choice details to bring your home together.
Getting the lighting right in your home can make a significant difference to how it feels. If you don’t like a room, consider if it’s because there isn’t enough natural light, or the electric lighting is too harsh. Many rooms benefit from a dimmer switch, the kitchen maybe being the one exception. Bedrooms and living rooms are vastly improved when you can keep the lighting low and sultry in the evening – perfect for relaxing and feeling cosy. Add a couple of lamps or candles and your home will feel all hygge in no time.
Spruce up your doors
There’s a lot to be said for adding interesting details where you’d least expect them, and fun door knobs are the perfect example of this. We use the door knobs more times a day than you might realise, so when they’re attractive or interesting, you’re adding something to your home unexpectedly. Just make sure you’re not compromising style over substance – you don’t want to live to regret it with a poorly-functioning fixture!Warm it up
Whether it’s a log burner in the lounge, or even some new high quality bathroom radiators for the ultimate in cosy-towel comfort, a new heat source can make a significant impact where you wouldn’t expect it. For a home to feel homely it needs to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer – it’s tricky to be comfortable otherwise. Installing a new heat source into your home can add a focal point to a room and add an extra level of cosiness, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Make windows a feature
Light in a home can make all the difference, and when the light source is made into a feature, you’ve created a space which feels larger, airier, and more comfortable. Decorating the windows in order to make them look bigger can bring extra natural light in, which opens the space up significantly. Using heavy curtains on a rail which is wider than the window allows the curtains to be drawn past the edges of the window, making it appear larger. And doing away with curtains altogether is even better! When a mirror is situated on the adjacent wall, all of a sudden you’ve got tons of natural light in a room that might have previously struggled.It’s all in the details
Finally, bringing in small, stylish elements allow you to keep the decor up to date, without having to overhaul the house every season. Small metallic detailing is currently very on trend, and brings interest and luxury to a room with very little work. House plants are also great for adding a point of interest, and they can make a massive difference to the air quality too.
If you’re falling out of love with your home, try some of these small changes which might make all the difference. Let me know your own tips for personalising your space and making it into a cosy home by leaving me a comment below or tweet me @cassiefairy to chat.