Visually uncluttered (though the cupboards may be stuffed!), neutral tones with accents of brilliant colours in paintings, towels, cushions - it's easy to change the whole look and mood this way.
Well, cleanish. I'm not a slave to it, but I do enjoy clean. Grubby is depressing. (My ideal aesthetic effect is super sophisticated modernist - but unless it looks immaculate it is awful, and I'm just not prepared to put in the time it takes to keep this style pristine. Life is short....)
For me it is - it's my hobby and a source of great pleasure and comfort. I get a kick out of changing things quite often - towels and cushions, pictures and photos, bowl and jugs. I have lots of these - I just don't have them all out at the same time. I love to change things with the seasons.
Lots of natural materials and flowers. As few plastics and synthetics as is reasonably possible - minimal use of cleaners and similar products, environmentally friendly.
Open windows for fresh air, not synthetic air fresheners, laundry dried on the line when possible. Pure oils in a dish of water on the stove for scent - lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass. A few drops on the cardboard tube inside the toilet roll scent the bathroom nicely. My favourite is Napier's Relaxing Essential Oil Blend. Occasionally a scented candle (though not around food) - I love St Eval's Tranquility and for winter Orange and Cinnamon. They last for months.
I nearly forgot this and it's one of my most important ones! Sunlight through (clean) windows. Lamps with white shades, white curtains, glass in interior and exterior doors, white walls everywhere, huge window in the studio, mirrors and candles....
I LOVE MY HOME!
....What, specifically, do you love about your home - and can you have or create more of it?