25 Quick and Easy Tips to Creating a Home you will Love

Today’s lovely Guest Post is from fellow blogger Becky at A Beautiful Space. Enjoy!

 

top tips for creating a lovely home

 

Design blogs like this one really inspire me to make my home gorgeous. I love my home to look nice but as a busy mum on a budget it is simple, speedy, low cost solutions that work best for me. Over at my own blog Family Budgeting I have been undertaking a home makeover on a budget. Along the way I have picked up some fab tips I’d love to share with you here.

  1. Declutter first and regularly. Be ruthless. It makes a HUGE difference
  2. Clean well and regularly (including fabrics)
  3. Fragrance you home gently, plug ins work wonders
  4. Air it well even in winter
  5. Know what you like, in spite of trends. It’s your home.
  6. Have a ‘vision’ for your room (make up a mood board or do  a doodle) this will give you focus.
  7. Rearrange furniture until it feels ‘just right’
  8. Be unafraid of change, sometimes a small change makes a big difference
  9. New tea towels,  a matching oven glove and brighter light bulbs can TRANSFORM a kitchen. Don’t underestimate what you can achieve with a small outlay.
  10. Ask a trusted friend for feedback on what is/isn’t working in your home.
  11. Personal photos make wonderful art work
  12. Good storage is a sound investment.
  13. Have a hidden storage space and utilise it well to store what you don’t need.
  14. Follow William Morris’ advice and just keep the beautiful and useful to hand.
  15. Photograph children’s art work and sculptures don’t think you need to keep them forever
  16. Deal with your mail and recycle then respond asap. Piles of mail say you have a neglected home.
  17. Borrowing from fly lady here but shine your sink each morning and clear your draining rack. Makes life so much easier
  18. Fresh flowers and a bowl of colourful fruit make a house a home
  19. The smell of polish good coffee and baking do indeed warm the soul
  20. Don’t neglect your front door. A sparkling front door  and a little tub of lavender next to it present your house beautifully
  21. Ditch your dead plants and flowers as soon as they go over they just shout I don’t care.
  22. Keep your home tidy. Messy houses hide away your lovely things.
  23. Look around for inspiration but always remember who you are and what your family love and want from your home.
  24. Colours  create moods  so a little sunshine yellow may be lovely at a breakfast bar and  sea green may give you a zesty bathroom. Play around with fabrics and paint pots to get what you want.
  25. The best homes make the people who live there happy, comfortable and proud. Make sure you can tick these three areas or change something!

 

Thank you so much Becky, we absolutely LOVE your top tips!

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8 Comments

  1. May 25, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I agree with Penny. Great and achievable tips that don’t break the bank. I’ll make sure to follow some of them x

    • Jen
      Author
      June 3, 2013 / 9:38 am

      Thanks Carolin, they are fab tips aren’t they!

  2. May 27, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Brilliant tip, love this!! My favourite is flowers, I can fall in love with a room again when there are fresh flowers!

    • Jen
      Author
      June 3, 2013 / 9:39 am

      I know what you mean, fresh flowers can really lift and finish off a room beautifully.

  3. Lauren
    May 31, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I agree – these are easy-to-follow and practical tips we can all learn from! Tip no.20 is certainly interesting, I’ve never thought to give my front door much attention. Thanks!

  4. vinay
    July 24, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    these are easy-to-follow and practical tips we can all learn from! Tip no.20 is certainly interesting, I’ve never thought to give my front door much attention. Thanks!

  5. Britt
    July 29, 2013 / 1:18 am

    Thanks for the great tips. I need to get the clutter out of my home. Any tips on a wonderful fragrance?

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