How to make anywhere feel like home

How to make anywhere feel like homeHow to make anywhere feel like home

How to make anywhere feel like home
How to make anywhere feel like home

I have done a fair bit of moving around lately, my parents recently sold the house where I grew up - you can read about that here and until their new place is built they are living in a rented house.

Having moved a good three times in two months I have learnt that you can make anywhere feel a little bit more like home with just a few tweaks and homely touches. A few weeks ago I talked about how I utilised the small space I was allocated at the rented house in this post and in my first year of university I talked about how I made my halls of residence feel like home here.

Today I am going to show you how I made my London flat feel like home for under £15.

The first thing I did was add some colour to the white, clinical shelves. I bought a string of red, love heart fairy lights from Ikea and draped them across the unit. Not only do they add a little VA VA Voom in the day time, but they make the place look super cosy at night time.

Behind my desk area is a teal coloured noticeboard and whilst the colour itself isn't offensive, the long stretch of block colour looked a little flat so I gave it the Hollie touch and turned it into an inspiration board. I ripped up my old Vogue, Glamour and Cosmo magazines and created a collage of my fashion and beauty muses.

My shelves were looking a little bare and with barely anything down here to fill them with I decided to display my favourite boots and heels as well as creating a little jewellery holder out of an antique teacup and saucer. Finally, a fail-safe way to add a little comfort to any room - a candle.
Mine is a vanilla scented candle from Ikea which I bought for a bargainous 50p.