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Making Your House Feel Like Home: Creative Decor Ideas from Creative Banter

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

Do you want to make your house feel more like a home? I'm currently moving out of the house I've called home for over 25 years. It's new and exciting, yet I'm about to start living in a blank canvas, literally! It got me thinking, what can I do to make this space feel "homey"?

From wall art to furniture to décor, there are plenty of ways to create a space that reflects your personality and style. Whether you’re looking for a subtle touch or a statement piece, I believe that there’s something that will work for you. Keep reading as we explore creative decor ideas.

It's said that these are the top 10 ways to make your house feel more like a home:

1. Display artwork and photos that remind you of special memories and people.

2. Add greenery with plants and flowers.

3. Incorporate meaningful items from your travels.

4. Create cozy seating areas with comfortable furniture.

5. Hang curtains or blinds to give the windows a finished look.

6. Put a personal touch on each room by incorporating items from your childhood or hobbies.

7. Add some warmth with area rugs and throws.

8. Create a calming, restful atmosphere with soft lighting.

9. Incorporate items with sentimental value.

10. Hang a family portrait or photos of your loved ones.

Furniture can make a big impact in your home. From sofas and chairs to coffee tables and sideboards, you can find pieces that suit your style and space. Having a colour scheme or a theme really helps to tie the furniture together. If you're like me and you like budget buys, it's hard to find bargain items that will cohesively work together in your living room. But there is a wide range of preloved items that may fit perfectly with your personality. And if you are more inclined to buy random furniture that don't match, you'll be surprised at how much the little things can make a big difference.

As stated before, photo memories around the house help to give a homey feel. One of our top tips, is to display personalised artwork in the centre of your home. Maybe you're artistic and have painted a canvas, or maybe you'd like to leave the artwork to us. Not only will this artwork hold sentimental value, but it's also a beautiful focus point for you and anyone else who walks through the doors of your home.

When it comes to wall art, there are so many options to choose from. Framed prints look beautiful in any room, and you can also choose a canvas for a more abstract display. Hanging prints are also a great way to add a modern touch to your wall. You can even opt for a mural if you’re looking for something truly unique. It's always been a dream of mine to trash the wallpaper paint a portrait on my wall.

When it comes to décor, there are endless possibilities. From cushions to blankets, rugs to lamps, décor is a great way to add a personal touch to your home. I think cushions, rugs and throws have the ability to tie the whole room together. A plain, boring space, can be transformed in to a vibrant room with a few jazzy cushions and colourful throws.

Decorative cushions often come with interesting patterns, colours and fabrics... but have you considered personalised cushions? A personalised, illustrated cushion doesn't just act as a decorative item, it's a statement piece! Placed on your bed, sofa or even favourite arm chair, our artistic cushions can remind you of your greatest moments. Now that's why I call home.

No matter what you choose to do, there are plenty of ways to make your house feel like home. With a bit of creativity and some custom-made items, you can create a space that’s truly unique.