At­tend to the aes­thet­ics

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The way you live changes with the sea­sons and your emo­tional pri­or­i­ties, so it makes sense to ar­range your home ac­cord­ingly.

De-clut­ter – again! It’s amaz­ing how fast junk ac­cu­mu­lates. Take a box to an op shop or or­gan­ise a clothes swap with your friends over a few wines.

The sweet smell of home Mop your floors with an eco cleaner and a few drops of tea tree oil to cre­ate a dis­tinc­tive and fa­mil­iar smell to as­so­ciate with home. Cit­rus es­sen­tial oils, such as sweet man­darin, are re­garded as ex­cel­lent in the win­ter for boost­ing feel­ings of warmth and hap­pi­ness. Day to day, use scented can­dles to set the mood.

Cre­ate a snug Choose a cor­ner to be a su­per-cosy small space with bean­bags or arm­chairs to sink into, ar­ranged close to­gether around a low ta­ble for books and con­ver­sa­tion. Add cush­ions and cud­dly throws.

Layer Layer up up the the tex­tures tex­tures Us­ing warm tones and tex­tures (fluffy car­pets, wavy wall­pa­pers and the like) will make a large space seem smaller and cosier. Even a com­plete sewing novice can make sim­ple cush­ions. Search through the rem­nant bin of fab­ric shops for beau­ti­ful pieces of fab­ric, sew up and stuff with foam, down or old fab­ric. Make win­ter and sum­mer cush­ion cov­ers to swap as de­sired.

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