Abode's tips for making your home into a sanctuary Part 1

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s edition of Abode. As the days keep getting shorter, it can be easy to get stuck in the same routine. Going from home to work and back again can mean you don’t get much time to enjoy the fresh air outdoors or even to just enjoy being in your own space. At Abode we love the feeling of home, but we equally love the opportunity at this time of year to make a home into a little sanctuary.

To hopefully help you get some new ideas, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can transform your home from the inside out.

Add a touch of Gorgeous Greenery

Adding a few sprigs of natural greenery your homes tremendous benefits to general well-being (and they look great too). So why not consider bringing the best of the ‘outdoors’ ‘in’ this week. Here are four of our favourite household plants and a few of their benefits hopefully one or two will suit your taste!

Aloe Vera Aloe Vera plants are very easy to maintain and help to purify the air around them, making them excellent additions to your home.

English Ivy English Ivy although perhaps more common outdoors, can be a great plant to keep in the home. It climbs if encouraged which adds a lot of character to rooms. Ivy also naturally absorbs mould spores in the air which makes your Ivy plant a resident cleaner!

Cacti Cacti plants are perfect for people who haven’t got the greenest of fingers. They require very little intervention and some varieties even flower adding a little pop of colour to your room of choice.

Lavender Lavender has made our list although technically more lilac than green, it is perfect for anyone struggling to sleep. For years the natural calming scent of Lavender has helped settle people to sleep, making it a decorative and practical addition to a bedroom.

Stock up on some plush Soft Furnishings

This tip is possibly the easiest way to make your home cosy and cost-effective. Investing in some soft furnishings like a new rug and thick woollen blankets can immediately make a room look comfortable, and they will help to keep the heat in too. With so many styles to choose from, even a mix-and-match approach will work if you like the individual pieces enough! Cushions, blankets and throws are also a great way to add personality to a room, to make it your own special place.

Re-dress your Windows

At First 4 Blinds, we specialise in window dressing. We are passionate about making windows reach their full potential in any home, which is why we can offer advice with a commitment to quality products and services. If you view your windows as ‘the frame’ of your room rather than just part of the building, you can make more of even small spaces. Working with a range of styles and colours, First 4 Blinds can help you to decide what will best suit your room to help you get the look you’re hoping for.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Part 1 of our latest post. Catch up with us next week for Abode’s tips for making your home into a sanctuary Part 2! And in the meantime if you live near Northampton and you’d like any advice on decorating your home, please feel free to get in touch here: http://www.first4blinds.com/contact-us/

See you soon!

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