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How to create a cosy home

If like us, the cold, dark evenings make you look forward to cosy evenings at home, here are 3 tips to make your home as snug as a bug in a rug.

Here are our top 3 Tips for creating a cosy feel in your home.

If the thought of candles around the home brings you out in a cold sweat, fear not, there are many imitation candles in stores at the moment which look so realistic. No longer worry the kids will get their hands on them or forgetting to blow them out!

1. Add textures. Fluffy cushions and a cosy throw are inexpensive ways of adding warmth.
2. If you have laminate flooring (You can use rugs on top of carpet as well) either use a large rug of a few smaller rugs scattered around for added comfort.
3. If your room looks slightly clinical and sparse and you don’t like the idea of ornaments, adding plants will not only benefit your heath and well being but they will also add style and interest to your room.

Please let me know if you have any other cosy ideas that we can share.

Plants not only have health benefits but also add warmth and texture.

A few throws, cushions and a rug can do wonders.

 

How to maximize the space in your home

Using the space in your home effectively is important, especially when space is limited.

From small apartments to bijou homes, here are some tips to maximize the space in your home and all can be done relatively cheaply (added bonus!)

Choosing to hang your curtains from the ceiling rather than from the walls  creates the illusion of a higher ceiling, whilst the floor length curtains also add an element of drama.
Using multipurpose furniture is a key element to utilising the space in your home. In this example a table is also used to store paperwork. Another example would be a stool which can also be used as a side table.
Using a light colour on the walls and ceiling, is a great way of creating the illusion of more space. Hang artwork or colourful textiles to add interest.
Utilize the full length of your room for added storage.
Mirrors are a fantastically easy and inexpensive way of creating the illusion of more space in your home. A large, ornate mirror can also add an elegant, distinctive look to an area.
Choosing furniture with legs is not only a practical choice (easy to clean under) but it also gives the illusion of space.

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Colour is in the eye of the beholder!

 

Spring is definitely in air, which can mean only one thing, Spring cleaning!

Once you have cleaned your home it’s generally only then that the need for decorating becomes apparent.

Lighter colours have become very fashionable over the last few years due to the scandi influence bloggers, however

warm brown, earthy tones are being used more reuquentely in our homes.

Colours effect our brains in ways that can change our mood and behavior and the colour brown,  creates warmth and a feeling of being protected in the home.

Brown walls look great against a lighter wood/carpet and by using a darker toned wood/carpet, this can also increase the warmth and the feeling of comfort in your home.


TIPS
1, Orange shades of brown add a warmer tone
2, Soft browns such as cappuccino, do not absorb as much light as darker tones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add Instant Glamour to your home in 5 Simple Steps

Step 1- Add a large plant to your living room (The larger the better as it creates drama whilst also looking great!)

Step 2- Hang a huge mirror (Ornate to add more glamour or you can transform an old mirror with a lick of regal,  gold paint, or fashionable rose gold) It doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can pick them up quite cheaply in second hand shops and gumtree too!

Step 3- Either add a dark colour to you walls or your floors. (If you opt for dark walls and dark floors, you may find the space slightly oppressive). If you haven’t got the added bonus of natural light, then do not fret, down lights can create much needed light where absent. Note; Dark flooring creates added depth and warmth to a room.

Step 4- Add gold accents. Whether its a side table, candlestick or picture frame, gold screams glamour and opulence and if you find it too ostentatious then why not try the less formal, rose gold.

Step 5-Velvet. Yes, the luxurious fabric that feels as fabulous as it looks. If your budget doesn’t extend to replacing your sofa, then add the odd throw or cushion for that added textural dimension.

Please send us your pics of your glamorous  homes so you can help inspire others 🙂