What makes a house feel like home? It is all about the people living in it, and how well the space accommodates these relationships. A home can be a house, an apartment, or another place. It is any place you have decided to settle down and call your own.
This settling means you need to make changes to the space that best fit the kind of relationships you have. Everything from the lights to the bespoke wardrobes needs to be made with function in mind. And not just in its most basic sense, but as a something that takes into account the changes that might occur in your home.
Make your furniture fit your home (not vice versa)
Homes come in many different shapes and sizes, and the difficult part of buying furniture is seeing if it will fit into your home. There are a lot of variables: texture, colour, style, and function. You might want modern and abstract tables, but with a baby in the house that purchase doesn’t seem so reasonable. At the same time, buying furniture for the sake of one baby doesn’t scream long-term planning.
Buying customised furniture addresses these problems. You can opt to mix and match custom pieces with factory made furniture to balance out function with cost.
Add downlights in your closet and bathroom
If your place is a little bit more dated, adding downlights in your closet and bathroom upgrades the space. Making a space yours is all about adding daily conveniences. Having lights in the closet allows you to spot your clothes better and takes away the hassle of laying them out on your bed. Having an extra set of soft lights in the bathroom helps with those midnight runs to the loo without having to deal with harsh light.
Such changes provide small, but very much felt, conveniences in life.
Add your art
Don’t be afraid to have art in your house. It isn’t about lowbrow or highbrow taste, but it is about building up the atmosphere in your home. If there are children, then maybe their drawings and projects can have a permanent place on the wall. If there are none, then perhaps your favourite prints and pictures can be displayed.
Art on the wall stands as a reminder of the good times and of the things we love. This builds on the idea that a home is meant to be a safe space and having artworks that remind us of that love and stability solidifies that fact.
At the end of the day, its home sweet home.