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Your House Isn’t Complete Without These

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A home is rarely every complete. It might be for a few weeks, but before long you’ll notice things that you’re just not happy with. Or perhaps you’ll see something in a magazine or social media that’ll spark an interest in something else that could be added to your home. But there are a few essential things that your home just isn’t complete without. A few things that just make a house a home. We’re not going to ask you to spend hundreds, just a few little changes and additions that you can make that will complete your home. If you feel as though you’re getting to the stage where you have an urge to add things to your home, have a read of the things below and see what you think!

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Something Old

If your home doesn’t have at least something old in it, then it doesn’t have any character! It’s all well and good having a home that is nice and modern, it does look fresh. But a home still needs to have something in it that can tell a story. It doesn’t matter what it is, you just need to find something that you like. A lot of people have things passed down through the family that they can use. For those of you that don’t, the best place for you to visit would be an antiques market. The amount of things you can find in there is just amazing. Try not to get something that really isn’t going to suit your home, however. It’s all well and good finding something that looks nice, but the question you need to ask yourself is where will it fit in your home? Don’t splash out too much either. A classic old antique doesn’t have to be expensive, you can get something so small and cheap that will add just as much character to your home as something big and expensive would. The best place to have an antique within your home would be in the living room or dining room. It’s a room that’s going to get used often, so will attract a lot of attention from the guests that you might have coming in and out. If your home is really modern, be careful how much you’re filling it with old bits and pieces. It just doesn’t look right if you’re overdoing it!

Something New

Buying something new is easy, but thinking about what to actually buy is the hard part. It can be absolutely anything with this, as long as it adds something to your home. Whether it be that it adds comfort, class, or makes the home easier to work with. Getting something new is a little treat to yourself that we can all enjoy every once in a while. If we’re talking about something that is going to make your home easier to work with, you might want to think about something electrical. If you hate pushing the hoover round each day, or struggle to find time to actually do so, then you might benefit from one of the robotic hoovers. They map out your home once, and then go around and clean wherever you need it to clean, however many times a week you need it to clean. There is definitely a long way to go with the technology that is being used here, but a lot of people love what it brings to the table! If you’re looking to add a bit of comfort to your home, then something for the bedroom is the place you need to look. Whether it be a whole new design, with new features such as a dressing table being put in, or whether you just make simple little changes, such as buying some new bed sheets. Companies such as Deconovo sell some lovely designs that we think would really compliment your room. Plus, there’s nothing better than getting into a bed with fresh bed sheets. You could look at purchasing some other products, such as some fresh curtains for the room. Somehow, the curtains seem to get the dirtiest out of all of the room! If you’re going to go for a change of bedding and a change in curtains, you might as well go for a full redesign and change the whole decor. There’s plenty of websites out there that can inspire you with some beautiful ideas.

Something Classy

Adding a bit of class to your home is essential. It allows you to feel as though you’ve got something a bit more luxurious in your home, and it definitely wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of luxury, would it! One of the easiest ways of adding something classy is to think about things such as the lighting fixtures you have. Something so simple, we know, but if you had a chandelier rather than your average lampshade, or perhaps some other fixture that has a fancy design on it. You could also go for a classy little accessory, such as a fur throw for the sofa, or a fur rug for the floor. It’s the little things that count, you don’t need to be going all out and splashing too much cash.

Something For The Garden

We can’t forget about the garden when talking about the home. If you don’t utilise your garden, you truly are missing out. It can be one of the most relaxing areas of the home if you let it be. So create yourself that relaxing area that you might be missing. You could have a veranda installed, which will give you both the shade and the warmth that you need during all seasons. Underneath the veranda, you could have a nice decking area with some garden furniture on. Make sure the furniture is cushioned, you don’t want to be getting uncomfy! We might have finished on an expensive note, but the garden is so often neglected it deserves it!

So, do you feel as though we’ve given you some additions that will make your home complete?

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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