A great deal of satisfaction, comfort and security can be derived from the place we call home. It is a self-contained space where everything should work for those who live there, filled with personal touches that make other people feel that this is somewhere they want to be.
In this inspiring book, interiors doyenne Caroline Clifton-Mogg enters into the spirit and how we want to live now, at a time when excess is no longer desirable, and puts a welcoming, beautiful haven within everyone's reach. The first section, The Elements, extols the joys of an orderly home. After all, there are few people who do not like to see a tidy larder with satisfying rows of jars and cans promising delicious meals to come or a cupboard of neatly folded fresh-smelling linen plucked from the washing line. Decorative aspects are covered such as textiles and finishing touches, as are more practical topics including innovative storage ideas. Pick up tips of how to declutter and learn some cost-effective environmentally friendly cleaning methods.
When you walk into a well thought-out home, you can almost sense the comfort in the air. It will smell good, feel warm and look inviting. In the second section of the book, Caroline guides you through The Rooms and shows you how to create a home that is easy to live in — from the welcoming hallway, via the cozy kitchen, comfortable living room and satisfying study, all the way through the garden. She shows you how to achieve a friendly environment and suggests ways to look at your rooms and belongings with a fresh eye — how objects are arranged is often far more important than what they are.
The Comforts of Home offers clever decorating ideas to rejuvenate rooms that rely on style and creativity rather than a deep purse and shows us how to make the most of what we have so as to put the heart back into our homes.