Another big one for me was plants. I never thought this would be the case but bringing in plants that are green and having life in the flat was so uplifting for me.
Mirrors! Now, I'm not a fan of looking at myself by any means, but I bought a large mirror from Home Sense to go in my hallway. This means I can check what I look like before stepping out the door. More importantly, my hallway has no natural lighting and because of the mirror any lights are then reflected back, making the area so much lighter - I love it!
Add in little touches of 'you'. These would be seen in my lanterns, my cushions, the books everywhere, little things that make it clear to any visitor that this is where you live because the space reflects your personality.
All of these little things really add up and take your house from being bare to being personalised and a place where you really want to spend your time!
Love & hugs,