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Simple Ways To Make a House a Home

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There’s a big difference between living in a house that simply supplies the provisions of necessity like a bed and a bathroom and living in a place that you really feel at home in.

Making your house a home is all about perception, and there are ways to cultivate true warmth and personality no matter where you’re living.

“Hygge” is a Danish term that refers to feelings of cosiness and charm, and a comfort that comes with certain atmospheres or situations. You need to work out how to make your home cosy, and what makes it feel cosy for you, as we all have our own thoughts on this.

Hang pictures on the walls

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 Pictures can highlight your interests, passions and hobbies and let people coming into your home know more about you.  They will also give you pleasure, as you are able to admire the things that you find beautiful.  Research shows that looking at art can reduce stress and make you happy.  You may have pictures that have special memories, such as a place that you have visited, or that commemorate an anniversary, birthday, or any number of meaningful reasons.

 Fill your Home with Reminders of Special Occasions, or Memories

 The more you fill your home with treasured memories the more it will feel like home.  These could be memories from your childhood, your childhood home, holidays, the first day of something, or the last day at work, your first trophy.  The list is endless and also, individual depending on what matters to you.

Have these items all around your home, so that no matter what room you are in there will always be something that makes you smile.

Surround Yourself in Softness

Surround yourself in super soft throws that adorn sofas and chairs.  These can add colour and cosiness, and if you have them on the sofa they provide a perfect setting to relax or maybe have a nap.  You can also add them to beds, to not only add extra warmth when needed, but also add additional style.

Go Green

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There is an innate sense of hygge in nature, and we can foster that in our own homes by introducing greenery and fresh blooms into our space.  Plants and flowers are have their ability to positively impact our mood and reduce stress. other things.

There are a whole array of houseplants that you can buy, from ones that are easy to look after to ones that require more care, and some plants can help with the air within the home.

If you love to cook you can fill your kitchen windowsill with pots of herbs.  Fresh  flowers are a wonderful addition, and you could buy these for yourself every week, or if you are green fingered bring them in for the garden.

If you love to cook you can fill your kitchen windowsill with pots of herbs.  Fresh flowers are a wonderful addition, and you could buy these for yourself every week, or if you are green fingered bring them in for the garden.

 Lighting

 Lighting can make a house feel more inviting, and a warm atmosphere can be instantly given by adding lamps, or lanterns.  Candles also add warmth and cosiness, and are available in so many scents, that is easy to pick your favourite.

The more you surround yourself with things that make you feel good, the more you’ll capture that feeling of home.

The Best Homes Tell Your Story

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Books, paintings, sculptures, photographs, trophies and any other items that reflect your passion will add real character and help visitors relax more quickly in your home. As well as telling your story, visitors feel they are getting to know a little more about you by discovering for themselves what your interests are and can more easily form positive opinions about the type of person you are and give a nod to your education and background. 

 

 

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