A house is made of bricks and mortar. But a home is made of the things we choose to fill a house with. Normally, we want our home to be functional and optimally meet our lifestyle needs, and that’s why we focus on choosing the best furniture pieces within our budget. However, it’s the tiny bits of home décor that give the space enough soul to be not only liveable, but also loveable. Those inanimate things are, in fact, what animates our living space. No wonder it feels so rewarding to decorate a new home or refresh an old space with beautiful and useful items that bring joy to our everyday lives, like for instance the following.
Home Decor that Oozes Comfort
What is a home if you’re not able to just kick back and relax whenever you can? Maximise your living room comfort by throwing in some super cosy pillows! Surrounding yourself with charming pillows on the sofa, the floor, and even the chairs will make you feel like you’re living among clouds. Bring in some exquisitely soft throws or quilts to go with them, and you have a space always ready for a spontaneous nap.
What’s more, pillows and throws are the most cost-effective home décor items that can make a striking change in your interior. Occasionally switching up the pillows and throws for new ones, will always make people wonder whether you got a new couch. Just be careful. After you start with a couple, buying pillows can become extremely addictive.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
Designers often use mirrors, and any reflective surfaces for that matter, throughout the home to make it feel larger and more open. Strategically placing one or two mirrors in any room will allow you to use the power of reflection and maximise the amount of light in the space. For instance, positioning a mirror right across a window will reflect the outside view and give the illusion of a second window. You can also use a mirror to create a focal point in a living room by mounting it at a central spot like over the fireplace, or positioning it behind a light source like a pendant lamp or a candle.
Keep in Step with the Times
A room will never feel finished unless it has some sort of a clock. Whether it’s a sleek, minimalistic clock on the wall, a vintage tick-tock piece on the mantle, or a huge grandfather clock, it will have a dual function in your home – allow you to track time and be a charming home décor piece. Clocks are very affordable, and come in a wide range of designs that can work in any design scheme. There are also many ways you can decorate with clocks, like for instance decorating a whole wall with several clocks that show different time zones.