If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I love making cosy, comfy home alterations. There’s nothing I love more than sinking into my comfortable surroundings! I like the homey, rustic style over the modern minimalist designs. I think the home should be a place of warmth and comfort, not cold, hard, minimal lines! Give me soft scatter cushions and a thick blanket every time.
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Over the years, I’ve worked hard to perfect the ambience and atmosphere of my home. There are all sorts of techniques including lighting tricks and furniture hacks. However, there is one trick that works above all others: soft furnishings. It’s so simple and easy to fill your home with comfortable, fluffy accessories. It makes such a difference. Here are some my best buys:
Thick, woven rug - If you’ve ever bought a rug for your home, you know they’re not cheap! It took me a while to save up for the one I really wanted. But, I’m so happy I did because it made a huge impact on my living room. It’s a thick, woven rug with a bold, rustic colour palette. Think burnt oranges and deep reds. It’s soft and warm on the toes and it makes my living room feel like a rustic cottage. I love it!
Fluffy towels - For years I was drying myself with thin, stiff towels. I didn’t even know what I was missing! Then one year, I decided to splash out on some fluffy towels. I’ve never gone back. On those cold winter mornings, you need something warm and fluffy to wrap up after a shower. It’s these little things that make a house a home. It’s not easy to keep them fresh and fluffy - you’ll need to choose the right wash settings. But, it’s so worth it.
Chunky, pleat curtains - I’ve always liked the idea of blinds. They’re simple and straightforward. But, when I made over my living room, I decided I needed a change. I fitted chunky curtains that hang all the way to the floor. They’re a deep, rich colour that complements my rug and matches the general colour scheme. They feel heavy and luxurious which I love. They come complete with refined tie backs that hold them in place too.
Bedding - If you only make one change to your soft furnishings, make sure it’s your bedding! Investing in new quilt cover sets made my bedroom a much cosier place. Not to mention the joy of sinking into a deep, warm bed set! You never get tired of wrapping yourself up in a chunky duvet and soft bed sheets.
Thick weave blankets - Blankets are the best way to add texture and character to your rooms. I like to fold them up and lay them over the back of the sofa. It injects a little colour and texture to the furniture. I have another thick weave blanket laid across the bed for decoration. My advice is to choose the chunky, soft weave items; they’re my favourites!
Try some of these ideas for yourself and I hope that you’ll love the homey, cosy feel they bring to your house!