Making a house a home doesn’t always mean you have to whip out some paint, wallpaper or start drilling holes in the wall. If you’re living in a rented flat or uni halls this is particularly hard to do. In this blog, I'm going to focus on ways of making your house a home that is easy and doesn’t require making big changes to your house.
From setting the ambience to bringing the outdoors inside, here are Rinkit’s top tips to make your house a home.
1- Set the ambience; Candles & fairy lights
My first tip to make your house a home is all about lighting. A warm glow can make a huge difference in a house to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. This can be done using candles, tealights, or lanterns. If you’re coming home from a busy day of working, there’s nothing more comforting than a cosy room to settle down and relax, ready to unwind for the evening.
2- Make use of any space you have; Storeit
Be savvy with your storage and make use of the space you have. It is a huge misconception that if you are limited with space it is hard to make a house a home - we disagree. If you are lacking space, then alternative storage is something to look into.
You could get crafty with some DIY solutions using something like industrial style tables which maximise space. Or, baskets are another great idea for storing blankets and bedding, ready to be taken out with a cuppa on the sofa.
3- Personaliseit; photo frames and art
Another tip is to fill your walls with loved ones, friends and family. With our range of photo frames you will be well on your way to make your house a home by personalising it and bring it to life!
Artwork doesn’t have to just be seen as expensive or elitist. This is just about decorating your home with things that mean something to you.
Start by making a list of all your favourite things; your list could include your favourite books, collectables, a family portrait - anything that makes you happy. You could even use objects found in nature like shells or pinecones. If you have a favourite hobby, place or band you could get some prints of them from a store online and put them up on your walls using our picture frames. Or why not put some uplifting quotes around to spread some good vibes around your home?
These could be displayed on coffee tables, in the kitchen, on bedside tables or anywhere you have space for. I have these all over my house and they make me feel better when I look at them and make space personal to me. Make it your space!
4- Your perfect cuppa; Mugs and saucers
Nothing says home like your favourite warm drink, and everyone should have the perfect mug for this. I’m sure everyone at some point has had a favourite mug, the-go too one for your morning tea or coffee. Why stop at favourite mugs? We have a range of kitchen accessories, that can make it feel more ‘homey’ such as egg cups, milk jugs and storage canisters.
5- Bring the outdoors in with Plants
Not only do indoor plants provide many health benefits, such as purifying the air in the house - they also look great! What better way to make your house a home than to bring the outdoors, inside. Whether that be small plants, big plants, hanging plants or maybe even fake plants - there is a style to suit you.
I love the pop of green colour they add to any room. Studies have found that having plants near your working space can help lower your heart rate. This makes them great stress reducers; making them the perfect working from home companion. Personalise them with your choice of plant pots, we love the natural wicker look which is a continuing big trend in 2021. Our typha baskets can also be used as plant pots.
Summariseit; how to make your house a home with Rinkit
To make your house a home it’s all about creating a welcoming and warm atmosphere suited to you. Whether that's indoor plants, photographs, candles or art. These are all things that can be done budget-friendly and that are easy to change whenever you like.
I hope this blog has shown you that you can create your own space that feels like home to you without loads of decorating input.
Thank you for reading.
Until next time,
Georgie and the Rinkit Team