Win a $250 Etsy Gift Card to Make Your House a Home
Want to make your house a home? It’s such a cliche, right? But there are some real ways to achieve soul and style when it comes to decorating your abode.
And today’s post has a bonus giveaway thrown in for good measure: a divine Etsy gift card!
How to Make your House a Home
The idea of this blog post on how to inject heart and soul into your home came from a TLC reader (as many of my posts do). Natalie wrote me on Facebook asking for some advice on how to inject some unique personality into her recently-build project home.
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“I was wondering whether you have written anything on styling a boring house and land package home so that it doesn’t look look like one of the village display home. I love Scandinavian style interior decor and have no idea how to get inspiration for this in a Legoland home”.
This is such a valid question, Natalie, and one I’m sure a lot of people ponder when they’re in a new home.
In fact, I reckon those of us who have been in our home a while still wonder how to give the rooms in our home that wonderfully homely feel. So I’m going to give you some ideas below.
And my dear friends at Etsy are giving away a $250 Etsy gift card for good measure. I asked them to come to the party because I truly believe the unique pieces you can find on Etsy are the very things that make a home feel special.
There’s something so beautiful about handmade ceramics. Whether they feature text, pattern or just a tonne of quirk, they’re infused with heart and are first on my list of things that make a heart a home. Aren’t they adorable? Which is your fave?
Now, you know I love cushions; never met one that I didn’t like! So it goes without saying that I think cushions – especially those with a sense of fun and whimsy – really make a house feel like a home. Opt for a slogan or just go for ones made/designed locally. They all have feel-good factor.
It’s gotta be my fave interior design scheme of all time, and I reckon that including some mid-Century moments in your home is a sure-fire way to give it a sense of history, nostalgia and visual interest. I love the larger furniture pieces, but even a Carrie Bradshaw-inspired vintage phone would work wonders!
A Bit of Brass
Similarly to mid-Century moments, I love the visual story and sense of history that a brass piece – especially an older one – can bring to an interior. You don’t even have to go large-scale with brass, either. Because the brass trend is so big right now in homewares, you can easily find smaller items and they’ll still give you wow-factor.
Unique Wall Hangings
Sure, art is lovely, and there are a million places you can get the mainstream stuff. But if you want to find unique wall hangings that give your walls a point of interest, you can’t go past finds like these. That planter is giving me heart palpitations for all the right reasons; so amazing!
Every home needs the quirk-factor turned up a notch, even if it’s just in one room or a few small pockets around the house. Finishing touches like lamps, mugs, sculptures and crafty moments are the easiest way to bring a smile to your dial on a daily basis. My fave is the cat mug (you know I’m a crazy cat man, right?)
I hope the above products have given you some ideas on how you can make a house a home. Why not enter the comp below to win an Etsy gift card, which I’m sure will help 😉
** WIN A $250 ETSY GIFT CARD **
** Please note that this competition has now closed. The winner was Melissa Dewick **
To go in the draw to win a $250 Etsy gift card, simply:
Drop a comment below telling me which pocket of your home needs some Etsy love.
Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Tuesday May 31