How to add a little bit of heart to your home

How to heart a little heart to your home - interior design tips from Cosy Home

You’ll read it in a thousand-and-one celebratory Clinton’s cards – home is where the heart is. That is, obviously, a metaphor. If your heart could only function inside the walls of your home, your travel options would invariably be limited.

While it’s a perfect metaphor to take the Mickey out of, it’s also the ideal way to start a discussion on an interior design article. While you might already have a little bit of heart in your home, how can you make it grow as large as a loved-up Grinches’?

As with every other element of design, finding out the tricks of the trade is a good start, but don’t overdo it. So many people have followed nothing but the advice of celebrity interior designers, leaving their home looking like little more than an anonymous series of stylistic fads and soon-to-be-dated trends.

To enjoy a home that’s perfect, you’ll have to strike that balance between the shock of the new and the comfort of the old.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few tips to get you started. Consider them and get your home into shipshape.

A whole new level

Some houses have ceilings that are far too high, usually reaching towards a sky ceiling. But instead of leaving this space empty, you could fill it with a fixture that’ll add an entire new extra layer to your home – a mezzanine floor.

Mezzanine floors are essentially platforms in your home held up by steel girders. Once they’re installed by a respected provider, you can decorate them however you like, although you’re probably best to make them stay in line with the rest of your home’s interior design.

Once your mezzanine is fitted, you’ll enjoy plenty of extra space. Use it to host parties, to play with the kids, or simply to chill out in a space you can call your own.

The main feature

Feature walls have become the in thing over the past decade, not least because they’re a cost-effective way to add some pizzazz to your home without splashing the cash.

To create a feature wall, you’ll need a few rolls of wallpaper and a section of your room that can act as a focal point that’ll wow guests.  Once it’s up and ready, you’ll enjoy an extra dimension to your room, one that’s now bursting with colour.

A hint of class

Every home should have a little bit of class. Not quite Dickensian-mansion levels of class. More like urbane-character-in-a-Woody-Allen-film levels. And the easiest way to gain some is to invest in a bookshelf stocked with a few of the classics.

With an impressive collection of books at your disposal, you’ll impress visitors to your home – and have an excellent collection to read on those quiet nights.

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