After weeks spent at home, it’s time to update the living spaces. Jolene Ogle explores the world of window dressing and floor furnishings as she looks to add comfort and style to her home.
All this time spent at home has me thinking about how I can turn my humble abode into a haven for my family. We’ve updated our pendant lights and finally installed ceiling fans, but our attention has now turned to our floors and very bare windows.
We built our house three years ago and chose tiles for the floors and nothing for the windows (because #budget), but now that we are more established we’re wanting to put comfort and quality first.
There are a host of ways to add warmth to your home and many options when it comes to covering your windows, and it all depends on what you want to achieve. Maybe you have an investment property you want to update, so your focus will be on durability. If you’re building your first home, you might want something budget-friendly. Or, if you’re like us, you might want to finally invest in good quality finishes that will create a luxurious space that is family-friendly.
We try to create as little waste as possible in our lives, so replacing the tiles with gorgeous timber floors didn’t appeal to us. Instead, we’re going to choose a plush rug to soften the flooring and provide a comfortable and cosy space for our little ones to play. We’ll also choose a rug for each of the kids’ rooms to help protect the already well-trodden carpet.
When it comes to window dressings, we did make the mistake of quickly buying blinds from a ‘big-box’ store that are now weather-worn and looking sad, broken and not the least bit like they did when we brought them home. It kills us to have created waste, but it shows that investing in good quality is well worth it.
When considering where to buy, make sure you are buying quality products as they will reduce heat transfer and conserve energy saving you money and reducing your emissions, that’s something we can get behind! And don’t forget to support local businesses.
Updating your home doesn’t have to cost the earth. You can choose eco-friendly options that add comfort and style to your home and will last for years to come. There is no need to compromise on luxury when it comes to choosing sustainability and of course, quality.