10 Absolute must haves for a home with personality!

What makes a house a home? It’s the little touches, the colors or lack of them, the furniture that's functional or antique, the art on the walls that speaks to your taste in things. It’s when your home is an extension of your personality in every way possible. Underlying every perfect home are a few common elements that make it functional and livable, you interpret them in your own unique way but the basics build a beautiful living space.

Here's our list of 10 absolute must haves that bring a home together perfectly.

A Beautiful Bed 

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Great bedrooms make for sweet dreams 
Your home is a place to rest and rejuvenate, so this list starts with the bed. When it comes to your bed do you like it high or low or on the floor? Quaintly antique or super modern straight lines? The bed is the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom, choose a style that is comfortably chic and has personality to boot. We've discussed beds in detail in ‘Floor beds – Yes or no’ and seasonal decorating for the bedroom in ‘8 Low commitment ideas to bring spring into the bedroom’. Use our stylish tips for bedroom décor bliss.

A Cozy Couch

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Curl up on a comfy couch

Whatever you choose to call it, the sofa/ couch/ settee, you'll be spending a lot of your time on this piece of furniture, reading the morning paper or catching a flick on TV in the evening. Pick the couch to fit your lifestyle and make sure it lasts for years to come with the handy tips in our post on 'How to pick the perfect couch'.

Bedside Tables

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Keep books and personal items handy in a bedside table
A bedside table is a simple convenience, it's an easy and small, storage cum display for the bedroom that ensures you'll always have personal conveniences close by through the night. It's also a great place to prop-up a frame with a favorite family photograph, a glass of water, your current read and stock your vitamins. Comfortable and convenient but also personal and decor appropriate, so don't do without! Read our post 'Why bedside tables' for more ideas'.

A Delicious Dining Room

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Be the hostess with the mostest with an amazing dining room
Enjoy your own hospitality by creating the perfect dining room for every occasion, entertaining friends, a family get together or a quiet romantic meal. Your dining room is where everyone gathers to share a mouthwatering meal, conversation and laughs. Make the experience special with a little help from us, read our post on ‘A fine dining experience’, to get started.

A Beckoning Bathroom

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Make your bathroom as individual as you are with eclectic decor
Wash away the stress of the day with a long soak or a pressure-jet shower. Your bathroom should be your personal spa cum sanctuary, retreat to this room to enjoy some quality ‘me’ time and read our post on 'Simple decorating ideas for the bathroom', to personalize it with heavenly but oh-so-simple ideas.

Savvy Shelves

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Do decorated shelves for added decor drama
We all go through life collecting things that are personal to us like souvenirs from travels and books collected over time. Everything that comes into a home should have a space for it to go, this will help avoid that cluttered, unkempt look. Updated modern shelving can be a punchy style statement and is a decor must have. Browse through our post on '8 Interesting ways with shelves' to get it right.

Super Storage

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Stunning storage out in plain sight
Every home needs storage, the more the better in most cases! Time to be super storage savvy, as suggested in our post 'Hiding storage in plain sight'. You can keep everything neatly stored and easily available at the same time. 

Perennial Plants

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Bring some green into your home
Indoor plants can be beautiful, decorative and function as natural air purifiers! We've discussed their oxygen generating and cleansing pluses in our post  'Decorating with plants that purify the air'. If you don't have a green thumb pick a hardy indoor plant that is low maintenance and requires infrequent watering. An indoor plant will do double duty by looking good and cleaning the air you breathe.


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Clocks can double up as a decor theme

We're constantly on the clock, dashing to office or to school, or slowing down to catch the daily 9 o'clock tele serial! The comings and goings of various members of the household need the perfect time piece to keep things running smoothly. Be on time and in style with the suggestions in our post on 'Decorating with clocks'.

DIY Tool kit

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Assemble a simple tool kit
Every proud homeowner needs a trusty tool kit for when things occasionally start to fall apart. Your first go-to should be your own tool kit and you can put one together easily by referring to our guide on '7 Basic tools every homeowner should own'. Your tool kit will help keep your home looking its best, letting your personality shine through every aspect of home design and décor.

Making informed decisions for every nook and corner of your home was never this easy, just log on to the Hometriangle blog and come away with easy tips and ideas that help make your home simply perfect!
Ranjita Bhandari

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