Making your home feel like your own can sometimes be a challenge – you’ve spent so long trying to make it look like the Pinterest-perfect household, but now it’s lacking a little personality. Don’t worry though – there are dozens of ways you can turn this around, and here are my top five that are quick, easy and budget-friendly.
- Showcase your travels
Whether you’ve been to Cornwall or Corfu recently, you should always proudly display any souvenirs, trinkets or interesting items you’ve brought back from your travels. For one thing, it’s a little piece of your life and your history, and every time you look at it those fond memories will come flooding back. On the other hand, they create an interesting talking point for anyone who comes to call.
- Strategic mirrors
Mirrors are items that can completely transform a space. For one, because they reflect the rest of the room back, they instantly make a space feel bigger – especially ornate floor-length mirrors if you have the space! However, they can also be interesting accessories. If you have a large blank wall, consider adding a mirror with a colourful frame or a unique design that will draw the eye. It will add depth to the room whilst making it a more fun and interesting environment.
- Wondrous wall art
Speaking of adding things to your walls, don’t discount wall art as being a way to inject personality. Using canvas images across a large space can completely change how a room makes you feel depending on the image, and who says it should be a flower, an animal or a cityscape? Throughout your life, you’ll have taken hundreds of family photos, so why not blow up one of these onto a canvas to turn it into a stylish piece of artwork? You can buy these kinds of canvas pictures from Hello Canvas online in just a few clicks!
- Clever colouring
What’s your favourite colour? Keep that in mind and start picking up cushions, throws, rugs, curtains and other easily-changeable and affordable soft furnishings, in that ideal shade. You don’t have to stick to block colouring either; a blank room can easily take injections of bold patterns and prints, so don’t be afraid of going a little whacky. After all, it’s your living space, so your comfort is essential!
- It’s all in the scent-ses
When you walk into someone’s house, your eyes don’t immediately take everything in as they need time to work around the room. The one thing you notice instantly is the smell, so whether you’re looking to create a welcoming atmosphere for other people, or you just want it to feel clean and crisp, scent is important. You can easily change this by adding reed diffusers to rooms when you’re out of the house, burning scented candles in the evening for a relaxed atmosphere, or by adding plants for a garden-fresh feel.
Let me know if you have any tips of your own by leaving a comment!