By Denton Krypps
Can you tell the difference between entering a house and a
home? If so, what makes the difference to you? Is it something
about the way a living space looks that helps you decide? Or
perhaps it is a feeling, something about the atmosphere that
makes a house different than a home? I guess that there are
many factors that could account for the differences we all
experience as we enter a living space. For me, one of the
biggest things that helps me determine whether a living space
feels like a house or a home is decorations.
You know how it is. You enter someone's house and look around
to see nothing but blank walls and minimal furniture. You
silently wonder how they live in a place as drab and
as this. There is no art work, no color, and certainly no
of ownership and pride about the house you are seeing. It
like they haven't put in any time to adding decorations or the
touches that make a house seem like more than a house.
Enter house two. From the time you walk through the front door
all of your senses are awakened. There is a wonderful smell
coming from the candles burning throughout the house, and the
lighting of the candles isn't too bad either. The house is
bursting with color and personality, almost as if it reflects
something about the people who live there. The walls,
bookshelves, and furniture are all a part of the decorations
that fill this home and make anyone want to spend time there.
Most everyone I know wants to have a home rather than a house.
They want their living space to feel lived in, inviting, and
special. They want their home to reflect who they are and the
things they care about, and they certainly want it to be
with amazing colors, great textures and smells, and a lot of
The good news for you is that regardless of what your house
looks like now, you can transform your space into a wonderful
home by doing a few simple things. Don't be afraid to
experiment and try risky things in your space, after all, it
your own. If there is a crazy color or a unique couch that you
like, just go for it. Gather ideas from friends and buy a few
decorating magazines to see what is in styleas you begin.
No matter what you decide to do to transform your house into a
home, make sure you fill your home with great decorations that
are truly your taste and that allow all of your guests to feel
welcomed and comfortable.
About The Author: Denton Krypps loves to spend his free time
making his home better and better. He also enjoys advising
other people in home-making tips and decorations. Check out
www.alldecorations.info to learn more.