Is it just me or is decorating your home a continuous journey that never seems to end? I feel like I’m constantly moving onto the next project around the house. Although we genuinely want our homes to look beautiful, the end goal is to create a home that we look forward to returning to at the end of the day or after a long trip.

My home is my sanctuary. It’s a direct representation of myself and my family. Therefore, I take pride in naturally making it look beautiful and feel comfortable. Not only for my family, but also for the guests that I eagerly welcome into our home. Although styling your home is personal, today I would like to share with you how to create a home you love.

Your home must represent you

Your home should accurately represent you. Forget about those picture perfect images on Pintrest and Instagram. By all means, those are great for inspiration but we’re not aiming for divine perfection. What does your home say about you? I’m a simple and down to earth kind of gal, so my home represents that. It’s simple with a modern touch of elegance.

Don’t be afraid to play with a little bit of colour

My mother loved her neutral colours, so I grew up genuinely believing you need to stick your neutrals when it comes to interior decorating. But that was just her aesthetic preference. I’ve learnt it’s okay to include a little bit of colour, heck you can add as much of it  as you want. Grey is the base colour in my home, and I’ve thrown in a bit of royal blue throughout the house. I recently purchased these blue velvet chairs from @home, not only do they add colour but the velvet adds a charming bit of much needed texture. I’ve also included a mustard throw in the mix to add a unique texture.

Keep your space clutter-free

I absolutely love a clutter-free space, I genuinely believe that less is more. Every specific item in your house needs to serve a purpose, if it doesn’t then get rid of it. The ingenious trick is to have a place for everything, that’s the best organising advice I’ve ever received. I’m not saying that my home is perfect and completely clutter free but that is undoubtedly the ultimate goal.

Fill up empty wall space

Creating a gallery wall is a great way to fill up empty wall space around the house. Not only that, they also help to add style and character to your home. I’ve recently created a gallery wall in my reading corner that was looking extremely bare. I now have a focal point, and my previously bare looking wall has been instantly transformed into an accent wall. These decorative frames are available in a variety of sizes at @home. I must say, this was an easy low-cost project and I’m looking forward to creating more gallery walls around the house. Remember you’re not only limited to family photos. You could also choose to display artifacts such as kid’s drawings, art prints or even mirrors.

Creating a home that you sincerely love is not an overnight process. It requires a lot of patience, planning, and incredible dedication. If you are willing to make a change, then focus on working on one room at a time and you will eventually create a sacred space that you look forward to returning to at the end of the day. Comment below by letting me know how you have created a home that you love?

Love B


PHOTOGRAPHER: Elsie B Photography