Does your home feel a little bland and boring? Maybe you’ve recently moved in, or have just never quite found your style when it comes to the decor. If you find yourself wishing for a space that feels more homely and comfortable, here are a few easy ways you can achieve it.
Accessorize Sofas and Beds With Cushions and Throws
Cozy cushions and throws are one way to instantly make a room look more cozy and homely. They add color, pattern, and texture which is especially useful if the rest of your room is quite neutral. Maybe you prefer plain walls, or perhaps you’re renting and can’t make changes to the decor. Either way, this is a good way to bring in some of your own personality but without making extreme changes to the room itself. To top it off, these furnishings make your home so much more comfortable too. Companies like Richard Haworth sell bed runners which are a good way to liven up your bedding. Alternatively you could add a throw to the end, or even a full bedspread.
Display Some Family Photos
Family photos are the perfect way to personalize your space, as well as showcase your memories. We take far too many pictures this day in age that sit on computers and phones and never see the light of day. Pick a few of your favorites, you could even print them at home if you purchase some photo paper. That way switching them out a couple of times a year is easy.
Get The Lighting Right
Lighting is an important thing to get right when you want your house to look more homely. It allows you to set the mood and ambiance and makes everywhere look really cozy. In your bedroom, for example, you could have some brighter bedside table lamps along with a softer reading light each side of the bed. In the living room, a floor lamp, a couple of different table lamps and even wall sconces work well. This means you can tailor the light to whatever you’re doing. If you’re watching tv, you’ll want something much softer, but if you’re eating or just socializing in the evening something brighter is needed.
Bring The Room Together With a Rug
Does your room feel stark or somehow unfinished? A rug may be just what you need to bring it all together. They add coziness underfoot, and if you have children, it means they can play on the floor much more comfortably. Rugs are also great for defining separate spaces. Since many homes have combined living and dining spaces, rugs can help differentiate these areas.
Let Your Personality Shine Through
Finally, you can let your personality come through with your decorative pieces. Flowers, candles, ornaments and plants that you personally love will make everything look homely and interesting. The key is to find balance, don’t go overboard with items which can look overwhelming and cluttered. Choose a few key pieces that you really love, and use them to accessorize your rooms.