Making your first home feel like home

Buying your first home is an achievement like no other and making it feel your own should certainly be the fun part. A lot of us struggle with not knowing exactly where to start when it comes to decorating and it can be a little daunting. Thinking about it logically and in a way that allows you to move from room to room methodically can make the task seem a lot less of a task and more of a creative outlet while you settle into your new home.

Whirly Wallpaper

If your home is lacking a touch of personality and you want to infuse a splash of pizzaz into your space then wallpaper could really be your answer. Wallpaper brings life into a room and with the option to go as wild or subtle as you like, you really can’t go wrong! Wallpaper has certainly made a comeback in the last few years and with leafy murals and tropical cascades finding their way into some of the most fashionable high end restaurants and hotels, wants a piece of this sophisticated decor in their own abode. By coordinating wall paint with one shade from the paper you can create a cohesive interior design that brings together a charismatic sense and a warm and welcoming feel.

Armchair and near table - Photo by Vaishnav Chogale on Unsplash - Marquette Turner Luxury Homes
Photo by Vaishnav Chogale on Unsplash

Soft furnishings

Softening a room is the key to making it feel like home. This means maxing out on cushions, throws and candles wherever you can fit them in. These home accessories give the impression of warmth, cosiness and comfort and can really transform your home. Whether it’s a fluffy rug on the laminated floor, a cable knit blanket strewn on the couch or a basket of cushions in the corner, a few softer details will make your home feel a little more like your own whether you’ve bought a home under ​shared ownership in Newcastle​ or you’ve found the ideal luxury apartment in New York.

Hanging pendant lamps - Marquette Turner Luxury Homes - Photo by Dil on Unsplash
Photo by Dil on Unsplash

Lowering the Lights

Yellower light is scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed while bluer light wakes up the brain and increases stress. So our answer? Fairy lights! These little wonders transform any room from cold and unwelcoming to warm and cosy with a flick of a button. Entangle them up the banister or drape them down a bare wall and instill a sense of magic into your home. They create the same warm light as candles but without the fire hazard, so especially great if you have little ones running around!

Plant Power

We all know the benefits of plants when it comes to our food but few know how filling our home with them can have an impact on our health for the better! Plants reduce stress, improve respiration and cleans the air in your home ensuring a fresh feel whatever the season. And these neat little accessories go with just about any interior whether you’ve bought one of the luxury ​properties for sale in West Kensington​ or you’re living in the ​Berkshire​ countryside surrounded in ecological fancies.