Our homes are often the place we depend on to unwind after a long and stressful day. It is also a space in which we celebrate precious moments with friends, family and loved ones. This is why ensuring that the home is as liveable and cosy as possible is always top on the list of a homeowner’s priorities. Making your home more liveable needn’t be an expensive or complicated affair. In fact, in today’s article, we have a look at 5 simple yet effective ways in which you can elevate your home to the next level. Read on to find out more!
1. Let There Be Light
Let’s be honest – there is nothing cosy, liveable or inviting about a dark and gloomy home. A dim basement or garage is fine, but a dark living area is an absolute no-no. This is why we always recommend working with various light fixtures and instalments in and around your home. Some great ways to introduce extra light into your home is to make use of sheer curtains and blinds over blackout options, utilise floor and table lamps or even install a skylight that allows for copious amounts of daylight to naturally enter your home. For those who aren’t lucky enough to have a fireplace, a virtual fireplace is an incredible option that instantly injects a hefty dose of cosiness into the home.
2. Accessories With Mementos
No one likes a sterile-looking home, which is why the best way to make it feel liveable is to inject your personality into it. One of the best ways of doing this is to accessorise with personal mementos and other items that have sentimental value. This could range from personal photos of friends and family to souvenirs and objects that you have acquired on your travels. Anything that means something to you is a great thing to have on display and an instant way of turning your house into a home!
3. Live Up Your Kitchen Space
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. Unfortunately, since the kitchen is also one of the busiest rooms in the home, it’s easy to feel cramped and shut in if space is a precious commodity. A great way to liven up your kitchen is to utilise visual tricks that enhance the sense of space in your kitchen. Some great ideas include installing a mirrored backsplash, repainting walls or even removing the doors on your overhead cupboards. Open shelving is a great way to open up the kitchen area, especially when you display organised stacks of pretty dishware and glassware for all to admire.
4. Get Organised
The last thing you want in your home is stacks and piles of junk or clutter that will take away from its homely charm. This is why getting organised and utilising smart storage solutions is such a great idea. There are a number of storage furniture options available in 2020, from couches to gas lift beds that allow you to keep clutter out of sight. As a rule of thumb, keep only the things you’d actually use out on display, and find a storage solution for everything else.
5. Play With Texture
Last but certainly by no means least, play with texture. Think beyond the usual fabrics and materials when you are styling your home. Instead, use a wide variety of surfaces and textures, from glass to metal and wood. When it comes to accessorising your furniture, pick a variety of funky cushions in different styles and textures and finish it all off with a luxurious throw. Having interesting and varied pieces in each room is a great way to make it more inviting.
Making your home feel more liveable is often something that many overthink. In reality, the smallest of touches are the ones that make the greatest impact. We hope that this article has given you a few ideas on how you can elevate your home to the next level of comfort.