Does your home actually feel like home? A lot of people are under the illusion that their home doesn’t actually feel… that homely.

Sometimes it can feel a bit too bright, a bit too dark, or just not how people pictured their home to be. If this is you, and you know you picture your home differently, then it is time to change a few things. You have the vision…sort of… so it’s time to make that vision come alive. Doing a bit of decor switching isn’t so hard or expensive either. You just need to make the right changes, to the right room, to give it that homely feel. If you want a bit of inspiration from us, have a read of these bits of advice and see what you think.

Dare To Be Colourful

Don’t get mixed up between homely and plain. As we’ve said, homely should be unique to you, and it doesn’t necessarily mean the usual stereotype of more mundane colours, fluffy pillows, and a few pictures dotted around. Homely is what you find interesting, and it’s what you make of it. If you’re going to be colourful however, we do recommend that you keep it as minimal as possible as that you don’t go overboard. Yellow Cushions for example would go nice against a grey or black sofa, or even bedding, but you would need to dot a few other yellow items around the room. Only one or two other items would do! The living room or the bedroom are the best places to splash a bit of colour in there. Just make sure that you’re focusing on colours that match, or putting a bright colour against a neutral colour, rather than mixing bright and bright.

Add Your Own Personal Touch

Sometimes you just need to add your own flare to make things interesting. If you want to add your own personal touch, we recommend doing it by making some home made things. It could be a photo frame, a piece of furniture that you and your family makes, or other homemade ornaments that you can think of, and that you can actually make. They make a home look so cute and original, and it’s much better than just filling it with items that you can get from the shop. They might be more effort to make, but sometimes the extra effort is just worth it.

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The Things You Might Not Have

It depends how old your home is, and what state it was in when you first bought it, but some homes actually don’t have a fireplace! A fireplace is the ultimate statement of a homely and cosy feel. You can either have a full one installed, which is probably going to set you back a couple of thousand, or you could have an electric one fitted, which would only set you back hundreds. As well as keeping you nice and warm, they are aesthetically pleasing to look at. Electric ones aren’t as expensive to turn on as you might think as well!

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