If a house is alive and has a dream, it would want to be a kind, loving and revitalising home. To be a sanctuary for its owners and fill it with conversations, weekly celebrations, feastings and have a healthy housekeeping routine!
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
Rare and beautiful treasures can be both tangible and intangible. That ornament from Europe carries a story of their forefathers and how that has connection to your country’s history or that armchair that captivated you so much it became the key influence of your home styling. They embody your personal touch and a creative expression of your family and you. Beyond renovation, personal touch is what transform a house into your home.
ME, MYSELF AND MY HOME
The journey to creating a home extends personal decisions. Our family members, friends and even house keeper should be at the heart of it. Challenge yourself from simply liking something to identifying if it can be a creative expression of your family and yourself, eventually composing the personal touch to complete your dream home. Consider your family’s liking for it too! A good rule of thumb is to shop for the bigger pieces for each space first and avoid buying home and bedding accessories all at once. Let the bigger furniture set the tone and give yourself time to hunt for those treasures to fill it up.
NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR MEASUREMENT
Whether it is purchasing big furniture or creating an eye-catching shelf of personal items and ornaments, you must carry the measurement of the spaces or furniture where these new purchases would go. Measure or seek your interior stylist’s recommendation so more options can be crafted at the beginning of this journey. Most good furniture come with options for upholstery, materials and finishing – so you may choose to your heart’s content later once it fits well. Another good rule of thumb is to experiment different styles and try to keep what you are currently familiar with as the last option. That way, your open-mindedness might lead to surprising finds!
SHAPES OF THINGS TO COME
Define a palette of the shapes, colours, objects and memories that bring your family and you joy. If you are at a loss on how to navigate in this area, you may work with an interior stylist to discover your style. A good rule of thumb is being open and sharing your perfect and imperfect self. How empowering would that be! It is not about crafting a perfect interior, it’s about injecting elements that bring your family and you joy. So, if a bookshelf packed with books or a balcony filled with plants with names you cannot pronounce bring you joy, then you are starting to experience the little touches of creating your home!
YOU'LL LEARN TO FILL THE GAPS
With these three rules of thumb, the rest is over to you to fill them in. Have faith in what you love and bring them to life at home. Last but not least, make time to celebrate and warm your home with family, friends and feastings!
Have fun creating your own hygge home!