by Iqra Tariq September 10, 2021 2 min read
It takes time for a new house to feel like a home, but you may speed up the process with some creative moves. We may want to appear as young as possible, but the more lived-in a home appears, the more comfortable it feels. Try incorporating some of these design and decoration ideas into your new house.
A wonderful patchwork blanket like this one may transport a bedroom back in time, and if you have extras, don't forget the lounge room. An old quilt placed over an armchair or couch quickly makes the space feel cozier.
Suitcases that have seen better days are getting a second chance in stylish homes. There's something seductive about these well-traveled possessions, whether they're stacked and utilized as a bedroom table or buried beneath a coffee table to contain stacks of magazines.
Bright colors have their place, but when instilling old-world wisdom in a modern home, consider textured bedding in muted tones and an antique brass bed like this one. The wall sconce adds to the old feel of the area.
Investing in good pillows is one method to make the home feel more peaceful, from the bed to the outdoors. Different pillows should be used. Pillows for a bed, long pillows, throw pillows for a couch or love seat, and even cushions that sit at an angle so you can watch movies are all available.
It's surprising what you can do with random items laying around the house, so dig through your cupboards, attics, and sheds to see what you can find. Try to be creative and think beyond the box. Is there a curtain remnant you might use to make a cushion cover?
Is there an old floorboard or a piece of wood that could be turned into a shelf? A side table made out of a stack of attractive books? Or perhaps a paint tester pot with just enough paint to fix a scuffed piece of wall?
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …