The Family

Forging A Home Your Family Can Love

Home life for any family can be a tricky thing to get just right. Most of all, you want to make sure that your family are as happy as possible in your home, and that can mean trying to keep quite a few people happy at once. Fortunately, there are certain factors you can consider which will make it much easier to keep everyone happy. Here, we will see what steps you can take to forge a family home which you will truly love.

Prioritize Comfort

If there is anything that most people want from their homes, it is to be comfortable. It is highly likely that your family want this as well, no matter their age. Of course, creating comfort in the home is always going to be important – but how can you actually make those changes which are going to help in the long run? As it happens, there are some essential little changes you can make which will soon add up to much more significant changes in the home. First of all, you might want to focus on everyone’s bedrooms. Treating everyone to Richard Haworth bed linen, or something of similar quality, is always a good start, as is ensuring that everyone has a bed which is suitable for their size. You’ll also want any shared living spaces to be comfortable, as this is something that affects everyone. Do that, and you are well on your way to a happier family home.

Allow Space

Everyone needs a little space to themselves, regardless of how close-knit the family unit actually is. If you want your family to be happy at home, make sure that there is plenty of space for each member. This means, first and foremost, that you don’t clutter up the home with furniture too much. But you also need to think about finding a way to make the most of each bedroom. These are important spaces for your family members, and paying attention to that will ensure that there is much less stress in the home in general. Make sure everyone feels that this is attended to – it will make a huge difference, and your family will be able to enjoy their time in the home much more as a result.

We have recently been on a huge decluttering journey. With less ‘stuff’ filling our home, more space has created. We all feel more relaxed and even if we are all sat in one room, we all have enough space to read/play/watch TV without getting in each other’s way.

Get Creative

It is also worth trying to make the home as personal as you can. Keeping it personal is a great way of making it much more of a communal space which makes sense for the whole family, so this is going to be essential. You might need to get a little creative in order to make this work, but it is the kind of project which everyone can enjoy together. Try to find unique and interesting ways of personalizing the space, and it is likely that everyone will feel much more at home in no time at all.

I love knitting and crochet. I really enjoy making blankets of all kinds to throw about the house. It doesn’t take me long to make a blanket or a throw, and YouTube can be great for beginners. It gives my house a vintage touch, personalises our home and gives it a real handmade-with-love feel.


Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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