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How To Make A House A Home

Updated: Mar 28

Making a house a home involves creating an environment that reflects your personality, values, and interests. Check out our tips below.


  • Make it functional

Functionality is a personal thing that depends on how you live your daily life. Think about your hobbies and use that to focus on particular rooms in your house to cater for those, if you love cooking and baking - make an extra effort on your kitchen. If you stay in most weekends, focus on making your living room work best for you. Decorate for the long term, and try not just follow the trends. Remember what might look good may not be functional.

  • Create a welcoming entryway

The entryway is the first impression of your home, so make it welcoming. Add a doormat, a mirror, a coat rack and some personal touches like some family photos. This will create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests.

  • Create cosy spaces

Make your home warm and inviting by creating cosy spaces or nooks where you can relax and unwind. Add soft lighting, comfortable seating, and nice textures to make your home feel welcoming.

  • Add personal touches

Personalise your home with items that are meaningful to you. Display family photos, artwork, and items that hold sentimental value to you. Opt for using some of your favourite colours in the decor and choose furniture that fits your style. You can also add candles or diffusers in your favourite scent, this is a perfect way to personalise your space.

  • Keep it organised

A clutter-free home can help create a sense of calm and comfort. Keep your home organised and tidy by finding proper storage solutions for your belongings. This will help you feel more relaxed and at ease in your space.

Remember, a house becomes a home when it reflects your personality, values, and memories. By incorporating personal touches, creating cosy spaces, and surrounding yourself with things you love, you can make your house a warm and inviting home.


Laura Sheridan

Interior Designer Dublin

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