Images are excellent to bring any season from outdoors indoors. Mix and match frames for a more contemporary look or stick to one design for more of a minimalistic style.
Do not be afraid to layer rugs! Especially if you are not fond of the one you already have. You can find inexpensive options in suitable colours online.
It’s so Fluffy!
Fuzzy blankets or throws can change any chair or bed into a more chic piece of furniture. You do not like your sofa’s colour anymore? That is not a problem; you do not have to spend hundreds of pounds for a new one. Find a blanket to transform from ugly to stylish, anything you want. I had hidden my ottoman wannabe box under a sheep like looking cover.
Do not forget to add cushions! Fluffy pillows always help to create a homely look. I love the one with polar bears I got from Next on sale. My sofa looks so much more inviting. Pillows also have a practical function as they add necessary back support for me. More over this is a perfect way to bring colour.
Add a Dash of Colour
Are you renting out a flat and want to add a bit more life into the interior? Pick details in popping out colours to create a more vibrant, dynamic look. It is an easy way to create homely looks and add your dream colour to make any space more individual.
Lighting can make a whole lot of
a difference. Personally I like warm colours during
cold rainy days, which we have more often in Scotland than not. To create an
intimate space I just want to curl up in a bowl with a hot tea and read; I prefer
to pick lights that allow me to create this ambient atmosphere. Fairy lights
are an inexpensive way to add additional soft light in your room. I have cotton
balls I brought back with me from my trip to Thailand. Light bulbs also matter,
so sometimes it is not worth it saving a few pounds.
Lighten Up Times Three
Moreover multiple sources of lighting will allow you to create any look you are going for. Is there anything easier than switching on lights when you need that extra brightness or diming them down when you want to watch a movie? In a space where I relax I have warm, soft lights, whereas in the spots where I usually work I have brighter light.
One thing that always makes me smile without
a fail each time are fresh flowers. Nevertheless
they do not last forever so for a long time now I also have been buying flowers
in pots. This year I have a Boston Fern and an Orchid from my sister. I believe
that this Orchid has been with me for over 5 years now!
I like when my flat reflects seasons but I do not like to spend too much from my budget every three months solely for this purpose. Candles are perfect way to not only add seasonal colours but also delicate aroma. I cannot wait to start picking new WoodWick candles each Autumn. They crackle as if they were a real fire, and their smell lasts for so long! So far my favourite is baby powder. Can the evenings get any cosier?
Changing and updating your favourite photographs bring memories and can help reflect seasons. It is time to print out images from last snowboarding adventure!
Finish off your new stylish space with beloved aromas. Nothing is better than returning to a superbly smelling flat you just do not want to leave, like ever! Gorgeous scents are just inviting to come in, take a sit and enjoy hot chocolate together while listening to your favourite album.
Attention to details creates a friendly and personal space. I promise you do not require a huge budget to design a space you love and all your friends want to hang out in!
What are your ways to make the space around you more individual?