Just Moved In? These 8 Decor Essentials Will Make It Feel Like a Home
Moving house requires a lot of planning, preparation, and effort. It's a life changing event that most of us avoid doing too often. Ultimately though, circumstances change and relocation is inevitable, whether it's for a sea-change or to be closer to family, friends, or work.
If you've just moved into a new place, be it a rental or a house you own, let us help you turn it into your forever home by guiding you through the absolute essential items you'll need to create a cosy paradise that you're happy to show off on a Zoom call.
8 new home decor essentials
1. Linen sheets
It's no surprise that this essential item tops our new home list. We credit our buttery-soft linen sheets for our consistent nights of restful sleep. Not only are they super-soft and beautiful to look at, but they also keep me cool in summer and warm in winter so I never wake up in the middle of the night reaching for the fan or an extra blanket.
2. A houseplant (or two)
The sight of an empty apartment can be a bit grim, but as soon as you start introducing signs of life, you'll begin to feel more at home in the space. The best way to do that is with big, leafy plants that bring the outdoors in. Pop them in chic pots for added style and to elevate a room further.
3. Quality towels
Until you've felt the difference of quality bath towels, you won't know what you're missing out on. To feel like you're always on holiday at home, upgrade your towels for that five-star hotel luxury feeling.
Upgrading to 100% French Flax Linen towels will vastly improve the situation—they're naturally moisture-wicking and quick drying, they're not bulky.
4. Full-length mirror
In a lot of new apartments, your only mirror is located above your bathroom vanity which is hardly ideal for times when you want to see your entire outfit at a glance. A separate full-length mirror in your bedroom is perfect for not only checking yourself on the way out, but is also great for bouncing light around the room, helping create the illusion of more space, and acting as a decor piece as well.
5. The right rug
Not too small, not too big—the perfect area rug will make all the difference to your interior design scheme. If your new place has carpet that you're not so keen on, rugs are a great way to redirect attention away from the floor. They also add a cosy touch underfoot and help to define areas easily which is great for smaller, open-plan apartments.
Apart from natural light, lamps are my favourite way to introduce light in a way that's atmospheric and flattering. Overhead lighting has a bad reputation for hard shadows, but wall, floor and table lamps help to add soft, warm light into a room that's perfect for reading and even working from home. A ceramic creation will also create an eye-catching statement.
Floor lamps in living rooms are a must in most homes but tend to get overlooked. They really help complete the look of the room and help create softer lighting when watching TV.
No home is complete without the finer details, and artwork is a personal statement that should fill you with joy every time you walk by. There is absolutely no rules when it comes to adding art to your interior, and photographic prints work just as well as hand-painted canvases. It's all about working in colours, shapes and motifs into your place that resonate with you personally. If you're crafty, you could even whip up your own DIY works of art.
8. Throw blanket
A throw blanket is an item that you'll never regret purchasing. It's an all-purpose essential for your home that makes for an ideal duvet substitute, picnic throw or cosy extra layer on your bed or couch. They are also great to have on hand for that guest that feels the chill easily and will add texture and colour to a space. Our heavy-weight, pre-washed 100% French flax linen throw will soon become your new best friend.
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