written By: Jenna @ Lucky Little Mustardseed
What makes a house a home?
It’s a tough question to answer, as everyone’s reply would most likely vary. For example, my answer would include the three D’s of my life: my handsome D, our dogs, and, well, décor [doy!]. However, anyone’s response could be categorized as “taking effort.” My relationship takes effort. Our dogs take effort. Décor takes effort. Therefore, all-in-all, making a house a home takes [you guessed it] effort, BUT it doesn’t always have to be A LOT of effort.
The easiest [and my favorite] way to make a house a home is to add natural elements to your décor.
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.“ – William Shakespeare
Now, I know sometimes the whole decorating novelty can seem overwhelming but nature is on your side, my friends. Sure with the warmer weather outside, most of our focuses have shifted to gardening, patio furniture, and such [which is great], but why not bring the outside in?!
Here are some of the ways I add these natural elements to my own home:
By introducing just one of these above ways into your home, [I promise] you will feel more grounded to the space and connected to the world we live in; plus, [I believe] this to be a timeless style – one that will survive every kind of color trend. I’m sure there’s other ways to incorporate more natural elements. These are just the ones I do. I would love to hear about any additional ones if you have them; email me via [email protected].
Have fun decorating!