What makes a house, a home?

Have you ever walked into a space and felt an instant connection to it? You marvel at the art and complement the owner’s taste. Whether they have a gorgeous exotic centrepiece or simply put their own personality on display, décor tells a story.

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18-Jul-2019

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Amanda Smith

What makes a house, a home?

Have you ever walked into a space and felt an instant connection to it? You marvel at the art and complement the owner’s taste. Whether they have a gorgeous exotic centrepiece or simply put their own personality on display, décor tells a story.

Have you ever walked into a space and felt an instant connection to it? You marvel at the art and complement the owner’s taste. Whether they have a gorgeous exotic centrepiece or simply put their own personality on display, décor tells a story.

Ladies, if you have an affinity for homeware stores and keepsake items, this article’s for you.

You play an important role in making the house, a home. You have a vision for how you want the house to look… and have a special knack for making a big impact, with small pieces.

The best interiors are a reflection of the people who live there. What emotions do you want your home to evoke, for your family and guests?

There’s no right or wrong way of doing this. It’s your home, so forget the ‘rules.’

Focus on what you value.

Weekends spent meandering markets and exploring antique shops, although fun, can be overwhelming. When it comes to adding your personal style into the home, focus on what you value. One design piece might be all you need to change the energy of a room.

A piece of meaningful art…

A coffee table…

Hanging lights…

If you start with a one-word feeling you’d like to evoke, it’s easier to connect the narrative of each room. Think about making your great memories, tangible. A wedding day? Your favourite holiday? The birth of your child? Create mementos and scatter them around the house, for emotional ‘triggers.’

This will be a work-in-progress. Your style is constantly evolving and as the seasons change, your surroundings will, too.

Find home, outside of your four walls.

Home is just as much a feeling, as it is a physical place. Spend time out in your local community, especially if you’re new to the Adelaide Hills.

Moving to another suburb? Even if you’ve been a Hills local for years, every area has its own identity. Start with your neighbours and getting to know the people who live around you. Being new to a suburb is your ‘in’ with your neighbours. Introduce yourself and build connections.

If you’re thinking about moving house in the future, sit down with our team of agents. Being life-long Hills locals, we can offer our perspective on suburbs and communities.

For those of you who are selling your house, it helps to convey this feeling of ‘home’ to your potential buyers.

We like to think of ourselves as self-proclaimed ‘designers’, too.