Bonjour lecteurs! Do you feel inspired when you see beautiful homes on Instagram or on TV? In an ideal world, I would all have a designer (and also a cleaner!) taking care of my house. So that it feels super chic & sophistiqué at all times. I am no expert but I still have some Frenchie Tips On How To Create A Cosy & Welcoming Home.
1. Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
I am currently doing a big Summer declutter around the house and it feels so good.
Not only the house doesn’t look so full and busy, but it also brightens it up for you.
And it does some magic to your mind. Your home looks bigger and you can enjoy more space with your family. So keep it minimal.
2. Add Personal Touches
Personnellement, I like some Frenchie touches in the house. So we have many acrylic frames with French paintings or famous places from my country. It is like being at home.
And I never get bored of dreaming of those places from my past.
3. Stick To Neutrals
Our house is mainly decorated with white and cream pieces of furniture. This way, you don’t have too many colours.
Of course, if you want to be un peu différent, feel free to get some bold shades in one or two rooms to make them stand out. For the rest, keep it classic.
White and grey never go wrong.
We have followed that colour scheme in the main bedroom and in the living room, and it always looks so relaxing. DUSK luxury bedding comes in a selection of beautiful neutral colours.
4. Never Enough Candles
I am not a big fan of diffusers as they can be strong. But I am definitely a candle girl! With a preference for citrus smells in the summer and pumpkin in the winter.
Or a bit of potpourri if you fancy something a bit more floral?
5. Vintage Pieces
Our pieces are mainly modern and quite classic. However, I love some vintage vibes.
I am a sucker for Tiffany Lamps (or looklikes if you have a smaller budget!), they will just provide your house with a lovely atmosphere.
And they add some chic colours. If you have a fireplace, even better!
6. Cushion and Throws
Talking about feeling cosy, I always have blankets and throws all year round on our sofa and on our bed.
So whenever we feel like it, we can wrap ourselves in it and snuggles while watching TV or reading a good book. This is the best feeling ever!
In cotton or velvet for some extra comfort, you will feel at home anytime!
7. Freshen It up With Flowers
How To Create A Cosy & Welcoming Home can be easily done with a bouquet of fresh flowers.
I love roses and irises at the minute. There is always some fleurs on my shopping basket. It just makes me smile straight away.
8. Happy Children
Last but not least, a cosy and welcoming home to me is a happy family. Don’t look for perfection and don’t worry if it is messy at times.
I would rather have a happy house than a spotless one! Especially with a 5-year-old in town ?
Over the years, I have learnt to let it go and accept that some days, our living room will be covered in toys. And that’s ok!
Especially during the lockdown… It was time to let it go because there is so much you can’t control.
I hope you found this post useful. I am not much of a home Instagrammers, but I liked adding some bits to our house over the years. To make it ours.
What are your Tips On How To Create a Cosy & Welcoming Home?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with DUSK Bedding. The brand recently did a Big Cleaning Survey you can read here. Find out more about how to take care of your bed linen.
I love a good declutter too. When you are doing it you wonder why you started as there is so much to do but worth it in the end. It is the personal touches which make a house a home
Am currently transitioning from a hoarder into a declutterer, certainly “lightens” as you so rightly pointout.
I love decluttering and adding fresh fragrances of flowers and candles. I tend to use the wood wick candles as I love the crackling sound they make.
I always like to have a theme of colour that links all the rooms so my house has a nice flow and feels connected. Clever storage can make a room feel so much bigger – we are IKEA addicts for that!
My house definitely needs a good decluttering whether I’ll get round to it anytime soon I dont know!
Looks AMAZING loving your suggestions
Fill it with love and warmth, and have little personal items, co ordination is great but an odd warming personal item is lovely to make it feel like home
We have just moved from a 2 bed terraced into a 4 bed detached newbuild and I am obsessed with keeping it as clutter free as possible…..not going to last long with 2 kids though I don’t think ?
Your home looks great and I will certainly be using some of your ideas in my home!
I’ve never been one who hoards things however it always surprised when I fo my regular sorting how much I do get rid of. I love minimalist. My youngsters are grown now with just one at home so it’s easier now to keep the minimilst look. I love w cosy home too. Nothing better than when the family is here with the grandchildren
I do really like the fresh flowers and a little vintage to make a home feel cosy
i love the smell of new fresh flowers in my living room
I am such a minimalist, hate clutter! I always use a theme running through the house, same colour scheme to link the rooms, so it all flows, I find muted colours more relaxing than bright ones and reflective surfaces in small rooms bring in extra light