Ways to make your house feel like a home

From smart storage solutions to simple lighting ideas, here are a few suggestions as to how you can make your house feel more like a cozy and inviting home that you love and are proud of.

Whether you’re moving into student halls, renting your first house of flat, or have decided to re-vamp a new room in your home, it is so important to make that space feel like your home, somewhere you feel relaxed and safe. Don’t think that to make your house feel like a home you have to fill it with ‘stuff’ you can have a really cozy feeling home without it feeling cluttered!

Choose your palette wisely

No matter what colour the walls are in the room you’re looking to change, opting for furniture and soft furnishings in lighter tones of beige, stone or greys will instantly make the room feel more relaxed, homely and often brighter than opting for brighter, more harsh colours, but obviously this is also down to taste. If you find bright colours relaxing, then go for it!

Brown wooden centre table
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Add furniture

You can add character to a room by choosing furniture and fabrics inspired by organic or raw materials, such as rattan and wood, to help add a natural, warming touch to your space. Wooden furniture will always make a room feel softer, even if it’s just a corner table or shelf.

Add layers and texture

Even the largest of rooms can feel like a cosy den if it’s been decorated correctly. Layer the room with soft textures – for example, add a thick, chunky knit blanket to a chair of sofa to add more depth and a super cozy feel, or perhaps a woven basket for your fire wood, or even a few extra large cushions to snuggle into on a cold winters night.

Display your favourite art

Putting up photos in a room will immediately add personality and character to any space. If you don’t ant to put anything on the walls, or maybe you cant because it’s a rented property, perhaps you could add a few photographs to your side table, mantelpiece or even use those command strips to let you hang art without having to drill into the walls.

Plants and flowers

Greenery always seems to transform a space to make it feel more homely and inviting. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful bouquets of flowers, the smell of them or just the fact that flowers are
generally pretty to look at, but simply by adding some fresh (of fake) flowers to your home will make it feel more cozy. You could even mix and match different vases for a thrown-together feel, or opt for simple jam jars for a budget-friendly, shabby chic style look.

Bookshelf and plant
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Use lighting

If you want to make your room feel warm and cosy, it’s best if your steer clear of blue-tinted or white lights as they will make the space feel colder, instead you should opt for warm white lighting that add a soft glow. Lighting sun as tea lights, candles or fairy lights will also create a relaxing and cozy feel to your room and are great for a budget friendly option.

Storage

To make your house feel more relaxing, try to keep it as clutter free and tidy as possible. The best way to do this is to have great storage solutions such as – stylish baskets, copper bins, baskets you can hide under the bed or wardrobe or you could even use your storage as a feature in the room, there are so many great storage options to suit everyone, but we have found the selection at Lionshome to be great…and very affordable too! What’s more, storage is reasonably easy to update when you want to switch it up a bit, or when you come to over house it’s all there, ready boxed up and good to go.

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