On top of being between two countries while overseeing some house renovations, I have been travelling a lot since the beginning of the year so I’ve teamed up with Christy Towels to share with you 10 easy tips for a feel-good, happy home and give you the chance to WIN a fab #feelslikehome makeover including a set of Supreme Hygro® towels, robes, rug and bed linen set worth £520*
1/ Have friends around
There is nothing better to build happy memories in your home than having friends around and spend hours laughing, talking about Life, men, kids, sex and laugh hysterically with your girlfriends. The last girls weekend we had was a blast and we ended up having a huge amount of fun while sharing lots of skincare and beauty tips.
2/Play some music
Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” I say “without music, life would be death” Music is proven to make us feel good but also to make us feel more creative as long as you listen to the music you like.
3/Treat yourself to fresh flowers on a weekly basis
First because you deserve it and secondly because they will uplift your mood. I love having fresh Lillies in my home which I usually grab from the market at weekend. They smell wonderful and look beautiful. Which are your favourite flowers?
4/Have super soft towels
When I travel away from home, once thing that makes me feel good inside is stepping out of the shower or a bath and wrap myself in soft towels.
Little tip: If you don’t have a tumble dryer to keep your towels soft & fluffy, add some white vinegar to your washing powder and inside the machine to keep your towels soft. I promise you they won’t smell of vinegar and the vinegar will take all the limescale or conditioner excess that build up over several washes, keeping your towels soft.5/Display photos of your friends and family
How many times have you lost great photos when you broke your phone or it got stolen!? My laptop died on me twice and each time, I lost heaps of irreplaceable photos from Mila when she was a toddler so now I regularly print a batch from our weekends with friends & family and travels.
6/Bake at home
It’s a well-known trick that if you sell your home, it’s great idea to bake a cake before you have people coming around to visit your house and have your house smell good. Personally, I love baking. I love cakes too but I mostly love baking for my friends and have them around for a cup of tea and a good chat. If you want to try something new, my last gluten-free zucchini chocolate cake went down a storm. The best part is that you can freeze the leftovers (if any!) and unfreeze a slice or two a few weeks later, pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and voilà! Pure bliss…
7/Have creative weekends
I love travelling and discovering new places but I’m a homebody at heart and I find it extremely rewarding to spend a weekend doing something creative like hanging a gallery wall, painting my hallway or Mila’s little desk.
8/Surround yourself with softness
From your bedroom to your bathroom, surround yourself with soft fabrics. I love using stonewashed linen in my bedroom and soft towels in the bathroom. Have a throw on the sofa to snuggle up on while watching TV and comfy pillows on your bed to read.
9/Create new family traditions
When Mila was born, Steve and I started creating new traditions for our little family so Mila would grow with memories to cherish…We have been making pancakes every weekend since she was a toddler and on Sunday afternoon, we watch a family movie together, cuddling up on the sofa to end the weekend on a gentle note before starting a new work week.
10/Avoid the total look
As much as I love a few designs from the Swedish giant, getting the showroom look in your home is going to be the death of your home. A house is becoming a home when you start injecting your personality so by all means get your sofa and a few lights from your favourite shop or Designer but start adding knick and knacks from your travels, from your childhood, things that you really love and which are a reflexion of your personality.
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