How to Make Your Home Your Own

How to Make Your Home Your Own

Having moved homes and travelled extensively in the last few years, I have come to realise how much I value coming ‘home’. Home as in the place I feel most comfortable at, rather than a particular country. On a Sunday, ‘coming home’ is a top priority and in today’s post, I will share five tips I use to make my home my own – no matter how much or little time I spend overseas.

Display What You Care About

If you move across continents, you are likely to try fit all your belongings into one suitcase which doesn’t leave a lot of room for things like books, pictures, or decorations. This is why it is even more important for you to find and hold on to a couple of items close to your heart. By adding what you actually care about your home will instantly become more personal, and, well, homely.

How to Make Your Home Your Own

Be Comfy

Some much needed time off after a long day of work will regenerate a right amount of energy for the rest of the day. Come home, swap into your comfy gear and kick back for a couple of minutes.

How to Make Your Home Your Own

Be Inspired

With motivational quotes around every corner (or social media app), finding real inspiration has paradoxically become even harder. Remember that motivation is not something you buy, but you create from within. Whatever it is that you dream to do in your life, find items aligned with it and place them handy throughout your home. For instance, I could spend hours reading a Vogue or an atlas, which is why you will always find the two in my home.
How to Make Your Home Your Own

Scent

From cookies baking in the oven to the smell of a body lotion you used five years ago, scents can evoke powerful memories. The human sense of smell can have a significant impact on our general wellbeing and how we perceive our environment. A great-smelling candle will go a long way and not only make your home your own but assure that you will always have a feeling that you have truly ‘come home’, too.

How to Make Your Home Your Own

Invite

Your home won’t be your own unless you can share and enjoy it with others. Spend some quality time your loved ones and create experiences to be remembered for long. Create a space in which those around you can come together, whether that is for a Sunday brunch, a weekday potluck dinner or some serious redecorating.

How to Make Your Home Your Own

How do you feel most ‘at home’?

PS. All the pictures were taken at The Collective. You can find them at The Colombo in Christchurch or comment below to get more info.

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