Would you consider your living place a house or a home?
If this question has got you pondering over what the difference is, then you are probably one of many others that need to give the place you live a bit of TLC.
Why is so important to love your house? You say.
Viewing your house as more than a roof over your head is a key factor in making it into a home. Your home.
Giving your house love can turn it from a shelter to a sanctuary for you to go back to every night.
Turning your House to Home
Everyone wants the perfect, ideal home for them and their family to live in. Truth is, there is no such thing as a perfect ideal home.
Sounds disappointing but honesty is the best policy. So let’s be completely honest, a pristine clean house with expensive marble floors and sparkling white walls is all that house is. In our opinion, that does not describe a house worthy of being called a home.
Which is why imperfections and flaws of a house are what really make it personal to you. Maybe you have a slightly wonky wooden beam across the ceiling, or an awkwardly shaped bedroom that makes furnishing it complicated.
These Quirks are What Make your Home Unique
They are the small details that will always remind you of that home if you eventually move.
Fitting in the oddly sized furniture and managing to have measure one weirdly placed window are memories that will stay with you for a long time.
That time you brought your newly born back from the hospital and hit your head on the wonky wooden beam while trying to stop your crying baby.
The moment you redecorated the awkward room to a nursery, that has now become known as the maze room due to the places you have had to place furniture.
All of these strange and one of a kind characteristics are what should be celebrated, not hidden with your choice of fancy house interiors.
Get inspiration for your interior decor by searching your house for those unique quirks and enhancing them.
Living Room Colour Schemes
Paint that wonky beam a deep navy or strip it of any colour and varnish it. Wallpaper the unnecessary cubby hole that you used to hate with a bold pattern.
All beautiful homes are interesting and out of the norm. Try not to feel like you have to use only neutral shades and basic furniture, be bold, design your house decor however you well please.
Choose colour schemes that represent something you love. Blues for the beach, oranges for you favourite fruit, greys for that luxurious hotel you stayed in.
Interior Design Ideas For Living Rooms
You can find a few cosy living room ideas on places like Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram. Just type in cosy living room ideas onto the search bar and surf around to get inspired. Or have a scroll through this, this and this.
Be sure to tag Lifestyle Shutters in any cool ideas you find! We would love to see some of your favourite interior design ideas.
How did you turn your house to a home when you moved places? Let us know in the comments below.