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Want to know the secret to the perfect home? It's all in the little things, the small touches that bring you joy. No seriously, it’s true. With a few simple adjustments here and there, you can transform your home into a true haven. All while sticking well under your budget!

Whether you’re overdue for a house makeover, or simply craving something new, we’ve got just the home inspiration you need to unleash some joy in your life.

Ferns/ Plants

Who doesn’t feel instantly lighter when surrounded by nature? Bring some nature to your home and discover their many therapeutic effects. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed (things you don’t want to be in your safe place), a plant can do wonders!

These leafy beauties are a great source of oxygen which helps promote calmness, aid body function, and increase your happiness levels. Oh, and if you have trouble keeping plants alive, succulents are your best friend.

Wall Art

Too often we treat wall art as an afterthought. It’s usually what gets dealt with last, long after the final slick of paint has dried. But, you’re missing out on a fantastic design opportunity - and a chance to boost your endorphins.

When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can set the tone for your entire home. Find something that makes you feel a spark of joy whenever you look at it. Big or small, pricey or inexpensive, it doesn’t matter. As long as it evokes good feelings!

Your Favourite Scent

Whether from fresh flowers, a candle, or diffuser, the right scent can flood your body with good feelings. In fact, a study from the Association for Psychological Science actually found that floral scents, in particular, stimulated feelings of happiness. Different scents have a way of transporting us to happy places. So, it makes sense that they would be the perfect addition to your home.

Add Textures

Ever feel like your home is missing something? Maybe a little cold? This is where textiles come into play. Textured elements can transform any room into a cosy one, it's like a superpower they have! Think brightly-coloured cushions, thick rugs and chunky throws… The choice is all yours! With the right mix of textures, shapes, and colours, you can turn any room into a dreamy sanctuary.

Reupholster your furniture

Reupholstering your furniture will instantly revive any space. It’s a simple yet creative way to change up any room, not to mention will save you money in the long run. You can switch up the style of your bedroom, lounge or entertainment space just by updating the same furniture you’ve had for years.

You can choose your own material, pattern or colour to suit your home. Best of all, you can learn how to master it yourself (with help from some handy online tutorials). So, before you buy something new, see how you can refresh your existing goods.

Of course, there are plenty more decorative ways to boost your mood, but these are some great starters. Hopefully, with our tips and tricks, you can rediscover some joy in your home!