Homemaking

What is it that truly makes a house a home? What transforms those four simple walls into safety, comfort and belonging?

Hand-thrown ceramic plant pot by Preston based potter Tim Fenna £17 • Aztec inspired block print rug by Danish brand House Doctor £40 • Indoor plants available in store (prices varied)

Hand-thrown ceramic plant pot by Preston based potter Tim Fenna £17 • Aztec inspired block print rug by Danish brand House Doctor £40 • Indoor plants available in store (prices varied)

Is it the things we place in corners, hang off hooks or spread over floors? We deliberate and pontificate over everyday items and how they might define us or you or me, and rightly so. Our homes are an extension of ourselves and if we can dress the latter, we can dress our homes right? But is that what makes it ‘home’?

Is it who we share it with and those memories we create together? It’s not a ‘look’ and you can’t buy it, you might struggle to even see it. 

Of course, it’s all of them at once. We attribute memory and emotion to everything – people, places, smell and our things alike. They’re equally as important as the other and so is the balance to be struck between them. A home is to be lived in, to be proud of and to make your own.

That’s what makes a house, a home.

Dave.