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What makes a house homely?

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Meta4 Sun 18-Dec-11 19:19:41

Arrgghh. This frustrates me so much.

My house just doesn't feel homely to me, and I just can't put my finger on why.

So what makes a house homely - and what doesn't?!

DonkeyTeapot Wed 28-Dec-11 19:32:52

Butternut I chucked it behind a chest of drawers put it in a safe place.

Littlepurpleprincess Sat 31-Dec-11 20:39:39

I'd say:

toys all over the rug in the lounge
a box of colouring pencils on the kitchen table
children's artwork on the fridge
books, lots of them
wicker baskets
rugs, blankets and cushions
curtains
photographs
a tea pot
mugs scattered here and there
candles that have actually been burned a bit, not just for show
soft lighting
a pear tree in the garden (quite specific that one)
the smell of cooking
washing on the line
a dog

I also agree about colour but unfortunately live in a rented house, so no colour, and no dog...oh and the bathroom is horrible.

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