How to make a house a home

How to make a house a home

They might seem like similar concepts, however a home can be set apart from a house when looking at our relationship with space and the places we inhabit. If you break it down, a house describes the structure that meets the practical requirements of our everyday life. A home, on the other hand, is linked with the feelings you have when you occupy your house. It caters to our emotional needs and enables us to establish a sense place.

The sensory factors of our home can play a large role in affecting how we feel when we experience it. This could be anything from the temperature, the type and sources of lighting or even the scent it has. Often, these qualities are things you can personalise in order to make a space feel more like your own. Personal preferences determine our taste for things like colour, texture, planting, artwork and furniture and determine our aesthetic for the home.

Outdoor rattan chair styled with 100% European flax linen cushions from Lurline Co.

Sometimes we may not understand why we gravitate to certain things and other times is glaringly obvious. It could inspire you, bring you joy, invigorate you or even provide you with a comforting dose of nostalgia. Bringing objects like this into your space make it feel more like a home as they contribute to your feelings of comfort, safety and relaxation. They also enable you to connect with your surroundings on a personal level as opposed to just a physical one.

Decorative items like rugs, cushions, plants and candles are a great way to breathe new life into a space and provide opportunities to inject colour and texture into the home. They can also be frequently re-adjusted as your style and preferences evolve.

Lurline Co encourages you to be inspired and try new things as your discover what brings you joy, so you can transform your house into the home of your dreams.

Bed made with luxurious 100% European flax linen sheets and cushions from Lurline Co.

Not sure where to start? Why not try a 100% European flax linen sheet bundle, and pair together with mix n match linen cushion covers to instantly tie rooms together. Browse our range of gorgeous coastal homewares and decor for your house, holiday home or beach house for some luxurious design inspiration.

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