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What makes a house HOME?

I always wonder: what is that secret that makes home feel HOME. Why some of houses I’ve been to feels cold and empty, even though they full of modern things? Why some pretty cheap and simple stuff can make the space shine and feel cozy? What’s the secret to be able to express your personality to your home?

I feel that some people do not care that much about the space they spend a lot of time in. It is just furniture, walls and floor for them. Just that. Some people however attach too much. They keep buying things they do not need, keep adding to the room that is already too much.

I believe that in order the house to be HOME you need to love it. Of course it can be very difficult to love your home if it’s: tiny/neighbours too noisy/dark/not enough storage/cold, etc. But there’s always a way to make it better/cosier/prettier. And for those who care about their home – here’s a small list of ideas:

  • Fresh flowers. Make a rule to buy a bouquet from time to time. Mark you calendar, so you don’t forget. Find the flowers you love. The smell, the colour. It brings the room back to life. It really does. Try it!3-beautiful-little-red-flowers
  • Throw all the ugly bits. For example, old rugs or towels. Things that you think you need, but secretly hate. There are lots of places online where you can find gorgeous accessories that won’t squeeze your purse. Trust me! and if you need any help or advice – just send me a message or email: rutalauzi@gmail.com I will be glad to help!
  • Buy a plug in freshener. There are so many different fragrances that I am sure you will find the one you like. Or experiment a bit. My secret tip: plug it in near the entrance – every time you come back the nice aroma will meet you right there.
  • Deep clean/organize your wardrobes. Throw away/sell/give to charity things you don’t use/need anymore. You (and your wardrobes) will feel so much better!wardrobe
  • Artwork/photos. Refresh your walls with funny pics of your family/friends. Check Etsy for the work of local artists. Print a quote. Paint a canvas yourself? Limitless options. img_0973
  • Buy a tester paint pot of your favourite colour and paint your flower planters. Or a triangle on your bathroom door. Don’t be afraid to be creative. You may surprise yourself.5010212528570_01c
  • Get a small LED light garland . It does not have to be Christmas to pull it out and hang it on: your wall/fridge/table/window. It adds coziness and a bit of festivity. Sometimes it’s all your home needs – just a little bit of light.original_heart-birdhouse-fairy-light-garland

All in all don’t be scared to be different. Different from your friends, coworkers or family. Everyone has a different taste and style. Even the most quirky and whimsical things may bring happiness to you. You don’t have to think what others might think. It is your home. And it is your rules.


Bathroom: shower curtains

The bathroom. The place for us to unwind and relax. Also the place to start the day. Even if you don’t have finance/time/need/wish for complete bathroom renovation there is a way to make it look unique and different.

One of the cost effective ways to make this room Yours is Shower curtains. Forget plain and boring ones. It is not ONLY shower curtains – think about how much space they cover and how often you see them. It can be the focal point of your bathroom, it can be artwork in your bathroom, it can be the mood enhancer. So it is worth exploring how many options you have and choose the right one for you.

I made a small compilation of the shower curtains I found on Houzz (you know – one of my favourite places to FIND things). Feel free to browse and enjoy the view

Little tip, no 1.

So you have an interest in Interior design. You love beautiful homes, stylish decor and nice pictures. Sometimes that is not simply enough to make your home YOURS and make all those things you like LIVE together. Sometimes we all need a little tip. From now on I will share little short tips with you every week.

So No 1:

Open floor creates the illusion of more space. What do I mean by that? Forget heavy furniture (like chunky sofas or large coffee tables with no legs). Think lighter. Longer legs that shows more floor space. Bedside tables that comes of the wall or from the bed and does not cover the floor. Go up – choose wardrobes that goes straight up to the ceilings. Oh, and the most important – clear out unnecessary stuff. That gives you space not only in your home, but in your head too!

Here are some inspiration from Pinterest (click on the pictures to find some more information). See you next week!