When it comes to decorating your home, we all have a different set of tastes. Some people love clean, modern lines and furniture that makes their homes look big and airy, while some prefer to make themselves cozier by using warmer tones, wood and all sorts of other techniques to make the place in which they live warm and nice. I am standing in the middle of those two sides, and prefer a somewhat modern, but still cozy home to spend my days in. My ideal home would definitely consist of a fireplace, but also some vintage racing posters and a boatload of tech and gadgets.
Nothing quite tells that you’re home like interesting items you’ve acquired throughout your life. Be it souvenirs, glasses or simple things like coasters, you’ll always remember when and where you got them, and give them a special place in your home. That’s why you should give Marinski.ME a look, as it’s the new web home of Marina Marinski, an artist that makes custom handmade pottery with a unique artistic twist, and more.
Leave A Mark On Your Home
For me, home is not a home unless I really leave my mark on it. That’s really easy if you’re living in the same place for years on end, but if you’re about to move to a new town and start fresh, there’s always the problem of what memories do you decide to take with you and which are the ones that are better to be left behind. A home is only as good as you’ll ever make it, so it’s probably the best to make a detailed checklist of all the things you’ll really need, and then get on with the coziness part.
The best advice I can give you if you’re moving to another apartment and starting over is that Pinterest is definitely your best friend. I’ve never actually given Pinterest the praise it deserves until I started to plan moving home to another city because of work. The pure simplicity of the app makes it so easy to get inspired it’s actually sometimes better off to just leave it alone or risk spending your entire paychecks on awesome things for you or your apartment.
Inspiration from sites such as Pinterest is what will make your home feel like home, but my advice to you is to try and put a twist to everything. I, for one, love gaming, funny comics, racing and tech, and even though there’s a lot of “geeky” ideas for homes on Pinterest that really appeal to me, they don’t really tick all the right boxes of my personality. This is something I’m sure you’re all familiar with. Sometimes I simply feel that putting a giant Super Mario poster on the wall might be cool, but a little bit too nerdy for it to be cool in the long run. So that’s why I’ve settled for no posters at the time being.
Embrace The Cozy Lifestyle
What I did get inspired by with Pinterest is the abundance of tiny icicle lights that I plan on showering my new bedroom with. It’s not an expensive thing to do, but they provide instant coziness, and sometimes that’s all you really need in life.
To cozy it up further, consider the teachings of Hygge. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t really go out and “buy a Hygge room”, but you can do things to make yourself conscious to the principles behind it. The Danes are truly obsessed with the concept of cozy, and Hygge is a word that describes it perfectly, as a moment that you enjoy with your friends, family or yourself, but feel great and warm in, just like a home should be.
Hygge is growing increasingly popular in other parts of the world, too, and it’s probably a good thing because now more and more people will certainly relax and unwind while pursuing their cozy lifestyles.
One of the things that you can do to make your home cozier is to get interesting handmade items to decorate it with. It doesn’t matter whether those are paintings from your friends or your local brand of shirts and accessories, it matters that the things you’re placing in your home have a story. One of the better brands you can start stories with, both as a gift to others and to self is certainly Marinski Heartmades.
As mentioned in the beginning of this article, the brand revolves heavily around the concepts that we’ve talked about here:
- Warmth and coziness,
- Uniqueness, and
- The ability to tell a story
All of these things combined make for interesting pieces of art that are handmade and decorated by hand in Croatia. The brand is interesting because Marina doesn’t use off-shelf plates or planters, but makes them herself from scratch, thus making every piece as unique as the drawings that are on them. As for the drawings, Marina’s first inspiration is nature, and that really shows in her art made out of cute creatures and faces intertwined with leaves, clouds and other natural motives.
So whether you’re moving to a new home, buying a gift or simply want to make your life just a little bit cozier you should check out Marinski.ME, and treat yourself to something handmade and beautiful.