5 Tips to help you add that extra touch to your home

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You’ve spent weeks or months redecorating your home– you’ve carefully scoured through paint samples, choose furniture that you love and generally spent a lot of time putting everything together. So why doesn’t it feel ‘finished’? If you’re looking around your home and you’re wondering what’s lacking, here are a few ideas. 

You need more personal touches 

Home is where the heart is, your own personal retreat and space in the world. So it should be personal to you, and reflect the things you love. If your home feels unfinished, is it lacking personal touches? Framed photos of family and friends, trinkets from your travels and pieces of art that you and your partner have collected over the years? 

Something like a bookcase filled with your favourite novels is not only practical but also personal, it gives guests a feel for who you are and also enables you to be surrounded by the things you love. You don’t have to fill your home with clutter, but there should definitely be some items that are personal to you and reflect you and your life journey. 

Add some colour, texture and interest 

Minimal homes can look beautiful, and neutral colour palettes tend to look very elegant with their clean lines. But there are ways you can add to a minimal or neutral theme without spoiling the look of your room. Add one area of interest, perhaps a gallery wall. It can add interest and personality without having to hang lots of things on all of the walls. Add texture with cushions , throws and let’s not forget, rugs. 

I feel that rugs can change the appearance of a room completely and that’s why you should always invest in quality rugs. I would definitely recommend you try the rugbuilder at designer-carpet.co.uk for  that. You can turn any of their carpets into a rug of any size, whether it's a skinny runner for a hallway or a huge area rug for a kitchen extension. Being able to pick your center and border means the rug is  unique to you and it will bring a touch of comfort and texture to any space. 

Add a touch of green 

Plants are a great way to add colour and texture to your home and can break up a minimal room without bringing in an accent colour. I don’t know about you, but for me 2021 has been quite a green year for me. I’ve discovered that I love plans and I’ve slowly created a small urban jungle in my home. I  really love my plans but if you consider pursuing this hobby, you have to do your research because it can get quite expensive.

Good light is a must 

Lighting can be another way to bring in some personality, when the room is a little plainer, you can afford to choose something more interesting to make a statement. It could be a chandelier, an industrial-style piece with exposed bulbs or anything in between. Don’t forget that if you decide to paint your walls, bright colors will make the room brighter and bigger. So keep that in mind when you choose your colors. 

You could consider getting a pet 

Making your home feel cozy isn’t a good enough reason to get a pet of course- but if you’re ready to invite a furry friend into your life then this is certainly a bonus of it. There’s nothing quite like a snoozing dog or a content cat purring away to evoke a cosy sense of home.

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