Feeling at home is about emotional connection
When we asked homeowners what really made them feel at home, it was the little things that made the difference. Family photos, a bookshelf filled with books, having a ‘place’ on the sofa and being able to sleep in their ‘own’ bed were all top reasons why a house felt like home.
Children’s paintings on the wall, shoes by the front door and fridge magnets are also some of the little things which complete a place.
The living room is voted the homeliest space in a house
The living room was found to be the top space which homeowners wanted to make feel homely, followed by the bedroom and the kitchen. Decorating everything properly and getting new furniture were the two big factors in making a house more like a home.
Having a place on the sofa was one of the top three homely triggers, and we know how great it feels to have the right sofa for all the family. Making sure there’s space for everyone means corner sofas are always popular with families. Then you just need to agree who is sitting where, and your home will instantly feel more like your own!
To help you choose the best sofa, try our sofa buying guide and then use our sofa sizer tool to find the perfect fit for your home.