8 Tips To Freshen Up Your Space & Make It Feel Like Home

Sometimes all a space needs is a little shake up, tweaking and rearranging, to have it feeling fresh and welcoming and like somewhere you look forward to coming home to. Here's a few tips to help fall back in love with your home.
  1. Compliment artwork you have in the space with soft furnishings such as cushions, throws and rugs or any small decor items you have. This will help tie the space together nicely and will really allow your favourite artworks to sing.
  2. Hang artworks at eye level, with the centre of the artwork roughly in line with the eye. Unless you’re hanging a gallery wall, then staggered pieces will work well together. 
  3. Mix up textures in your soft furnishing to create a layered, warm feeling.
  4. Furnish with rugs that will make the space appear larger and more open. This is achieved by placing the edges of rugs under furniture such as couches, so there’s no delineation point between the end of the rug and the start of the floor. This also leads us to the next point.
  5. Section out large, open areas of your home with furniture, rugs ect. You want to create flow and direction for your family and guests in your home, by informing them on what the space is used for with the use of carefully placed furniture. No dead areas or furniture crowding the walls. Living and dining need to work together but stand out on their own.
  6. Add freshness with fresh cut flowers, foliage and plants. Plants improve the air quality in your home, while also bringing some of the outside in and creating pockets of calm in your home.
  7. I cannot stress this enough, introducing low level lighting like table lamps, floor lamps and pendant lights in your home will go a long way in switching up your space from a clinical one, to a relaxing place you want to spend time in. Purchase warm white light bulbs as opposed to cool white, this will help create that warm, beautiful, inviting feeling within your home.
  8. HAVE FUN! If you really love something, go for it. Be bold and do what you like. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces from your life that are very dear to you. It’s your beautiful, unique home, so celebrate all the things you love in and around you.