Recently Michael and I have been looking around a bit at houses that are for sale. Not because we necessarily want to move, but just for fun. It’s quite interesting to see what houses are going for and if we could even see ourselves living in the space. While I know that everyone has their own style in a house, we’ve been surprised how often we’ve been put off bigger and technically “better” houses, purely because it feels like it would need work to fit “us”. As I’ve said before, the decor in our home is still a work in progress (and probably always will be), but I thought it would be fun to share a few of the simple ways that we have decorated our home and made it feel more our own.
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Simple Home Decor Tips // Make your home your own
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1. A coat of paint
When we moved into our home six years ago it had standard, washed-out yellow walls. One of the best things we’ve done for the house is give the walls an updated coat of paint. We’ve also painted the doors white, which has really brightened the whole space. It’s really amazing how a coat of paint in a modern colour can make your home look 20 years newer.
If I could, we’d have a little jungle section in our home. As with many things in marriage though, compromise is key, so I’m happy with the plants I do have. That being said, I’ve still managed to accumulate a fair number of plants over the years. Although, not all have survived!
Plants really bring life into your space. While greenery can be a striking accent in a room, because it’s natural it never clashes with other aspects of the room. Pot plants are better value for money than a bunch of flowers too and they don’t drop messy petals as they wither.
3. Vinyl stickers
Good quality vinyl stickers work brilliantly for a space where you’d like some detail on the wall but would like to easily remove it when it’s time for a new look. They also should not leave any residue on the wall, making them the ideal decor tool for renters.
We’ve used cloud vinyl stickers in our baby room. They look so perfect on the wall for now, with their simple accent pattern. As the room needs to grow with our daughter, she can easily choose a new pattern, without the hassle of having to fully redecorate. I’m planning to dot some simple vinyl stickers around the house, to add some more character, but haven’t quite decided on the designs yet.
4. Soft furnishings
Homes need soft furnishings, be it cushions, rugs or curtains. They help to make a space feel comfortable and welcoming to guests, and invite you to relax and recharge within your own home. Scatter cushion covers can be easily changed with the seasons or with your mood, and neatly packed away in a cupboard. Soft furnishings also help to absorb sound and prevent your home from feeling echoey.
5. Move furniture
Never be afraid to try a new furniture configuration. Sometimes you may move things and immediately know that it won’t work. Other times you may come to love it so much that it feels like a whole new space. With smaller spaces, large furniture items need to adapt as the needs of your family change. Moving furniture is a simple and essentially free way to redecorate!
6. Include special pieces
I’m a sucker for sentimental pieces, so I do believe in keeping a few special pieces on display in your home. These pieces often remind you of people who are close to your heart and also give others a glimpse into who you are.
Turning your home into your dream space will take its time. Keep on making the small changes as you’re able to and can afford to. A few years down the line you can look back and see just how far you’ve come!