Posted by The focus stylist, Melissa Gullifer on 19th Aug 2020

2020 has proven to be a year of uncertainty, but one thing for sure is that we spending more time at home.  Most of us are probably not spending money on holidays and entertainment, so what a perfect time to invest in your home and create a haven for you to love for years to come.

Maybe that old sofa isn't as comfortable as you thought is was, especially now that its part of your new home office.  Or that holiday fund that you've been holding on to could re-purpose as a new dining suite fund.  Perhaps now that you're spending less time eating out, you've got more cash to splash around and you really need to buy a new mattress.  

Whatever it is, there is no better time than now to make your home your dream. It's so important to love where you live and embrace all its benefits.

A good tip is to start with a plan, think about all the things you might want to achieve during your time at home, be realistic and give yourself a budget. 

Don't forget that a new paint job can really make a world of difference, so if you have the time and budget to make this happen, this can be a good place to start.

Styling and decorating can be a little overwhelming, its a good idea to put together a mood board and work out what styles you like.  Consider colours, tones and textures.  

If you're in the market for new furniture, measure the space and plan it out with a floor plan.  Using masking tape on the floor and marking out furniture can give you a realistic idea of how the room will work.  Consider how the room flows and functions as a space.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get started and get excited, turn 2020 into something fun and exciting and most importantly creating a space for you to live and love.