What Makes A House, A Home

Dec 5, 2019

Over the holidays as you visit family and friends and come into their homes, there’s almost a distinct difference between what feels like a “house”, and what feels like a home. As we enter into a new decade, we can look back on the styles and designs that have changed over the decade. Somewhere along the way, we learned to rid of the clutter and began to be attracted to the simplistic feel. 

By “simple” we are talking about the empty yet beautiful granite countertops, the white shelves with minimal statement items, the coffee table with a delicate centerpiece. This design makes for beautiful listing photos, add in a coffee cup and best seller book and you’ve got yourself a killer Instagram post! But some may argue this simple look is missing the aspect of a homey feel. How do you get the best of both worlds this season?

When you imagine a “home” in the winter, you are likely thinking of a fireplace, a cozy couch with a fluffy blanket, and a perfect place to set your steaming coffee cup. With Christmas music playing or your favorite seasonal movie on the TV, this is quite the dream! Many would argue that being rid of clutter is the first step to a stress-free home, and we couldn’t agree more. So without making a mess, here are a few items you can purchase to bring the homey ambiance into your living area.

1.Himalayan Salt Lamp: https://www.amazon.com/Himalayan-Glow-1002-Pink-Crystal/dp/B001892AX2

These lamps are a total peacemaker! Whether its placebo effect or the real deal, when you have a salt lamp in the corner of the room, it absolutely gives off a relaxing zen vibe throughout the room. They serve as great night lights as well.

2. Essential Oil Diffuser: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Diffusers-Measuring-Aromatherapy-Humidifier/dp/B0794LRNW3

There are so many choices when it comes to diffusers, the main goal is to make sure it does its job! You should be able to use 6-8 drops of essential oils to diffuse for a couple of hours and smell it throughout the area. Diffusers are simply a tool used to put out vapor with oils of your choice. Our suggestion? Lavender, always!

3. Ultra Soft Area Rugs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CLYVPH/?coliid=I2ABQ3MGR7EJJD&colid=2I0ITKDYWFV0M&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Again, so many choices out there, but adding cushioned rugs to the floor can make or break the comfortability that a room has to offer. Having a great rug will be easy on your feet as well as on your body if you opt to sit or stretch out on the floor!