Obviously for most people, the family and pets will score high on the list, but what material possessions make your house feel homely to you?
As a student, when I was moving regularly, I always unpacked my bedding and photos first. I never felt that I belonged there until the wall was covered with photos.
Today I would still score my bedding highly, but also my spotty teapot and my crafts.
First thing unpacked when we moved in January...
My house is a home because it feels like it. It is very welcomming. It's brick built so always feels warm, it has open fire places, windows that let in the light. I feel relaxeed at home.
yes, my cats, my garden, the space around me. Having good neighbours.
Lots of my stuff - stuff that you need to focus on. I like crafts so I have a lot of craft objects. I like stones so there are lots of stones in every room. Strange little things that I pick up. Stuff.
lots and lots of stuff.
D, kids, dog, neighbours etc..
material, erm... can I say beer fridge?
A couple of neighbours of mine were discussing the relative merits of their properties and lifestyle when one of them declared that his adjoining neighbours place was a house whereas his place was a home. She countered this by agreeing her's was indeed a house but his was in fact a sty. It was a very very dirty house.
My books, photos, CDs and the old vinyl records I can't play any more as I have nothing to play them on. Friends in the village, favourite pub in the next village, familiar running routes.
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Just my wife. Material things don't really matter at the end of the day
All my 20 + houseplants
I suspect SuperCaz has deliberately excluded spouse, family and friends from her question to focus on what helps you to feel good about your private space.
Photos of the excluded subjects if they make me feel happy and I remember good times. Good bed - i like to wake up fresh. Shower - I like to be fresh. Books. Those would be the minimum to help keep me mentally and physically comfortable. I could not have a radio or music constantly in the background.
All the best SuperCaz.
Other than people - I like to have things to make me comfortable (bed, pillows, blankets), my books and a fully equipped kitchen. I also like to have photos and music
Kids, Husband, Dog, Sea Monkeys and my assortment of wooden boxes brought from various medieval fayre's which are filled with my odd little bits and bobs including my prized collection of sea glass retrieved from various points along the essex coastline
My Kindle - books are so last year!
The kitchen. Not that I'm a domestic godess or anything. but I don't feel like it's "home" until I can go to a cupboard for something without having to think where it is.
Thereafter, my bed & bedding go a good way to making me feel at home, as does getting the books on bookshelves.
Anywhere I have called home has a lot of books. Proper books.
And a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses prominently displayed. Ha. try that with yer kindling.
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Anywhere I have called home has a lot of books. Proper books. And a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses prominently displayed. Ha. try that with yer kindling.
Oh no! you are welcome to your prominently displayed copy of Ulysses.
I love my picture books. Kindle couldn't handle those, or my art books. I'll take Ulysses and double with Milton's Paradise Lost.
Plus my illustrated poems.
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