Is your home missing the homely vibe you crave? Not for much longer…
If home is where the heart is, you should fall in love with yours time and time again. However, this cannot happen until you’ve made the personal touches needed to inspire a sense of belonging. After all, you are trying to build the foundation of a happy lifestyle, not replicate page 42 of the IKEA catalogue. Whether it’s significant transformations or simple additions, a conscious effort is required. Here’s how you can ace the process to turn your homely dreams into a reality.
Update The Walls
A room’s colour scheme will have a significant influence on the atmosphere it promotes. Opting for lighter colours is particularly important when working with smaller rooms because it will open out the space. Still, you cannot afford to let rooms feel bland and void of personality. When aiming to inject personality, you can always print your photos online to create canvas art that tells your family story. In addition to providing a source of emotional comfort, the burst of fresh energy turns your walls into a genuine design feature. Another trick is to paint a feature wall, which will instantly grab your attention when entering the room.
Upgrade The Furniture
There’s no need for every product in your home to be unique. Conversely, packing your home with the current trends in your local homeware store will make things a little boring. For the sake of your finances, as well as your feelings towards the home, this is the perfect time to update the furniture. I recently went into much greater detail on how to update your furniture pieces. Suffice to say, though, that a little upcycling can transform the look of your property. Better still, it can deliver a sense of self-satisfaction that further intensifies your love of the home. Perfect.
Focus On Function
The home should feel tailored to you in every possible way, and that means allowing you to complete your daily tasks with ease. Most people wish they had a bigger home (I certainly do), but then fail to use their space. If you have a guest room or garage that is currently unused, alter them. Home gyms, offices, or creative spaces are all good options. If the revamped area can improve your daily life, the entire property can start to feel like home. In some cases, those upgrades will actively add value to the property. Even when they don’t, the fact that they add value to your daily life will validate the work.
Add Smart Tech
This tip might not be for everyone. However, Smart technology has progressed at an exponential rate in recent times. Advanced home security and temperature control systems are incredible. However, it’s the use of modern home entertainment that can work wonders. Voice command home assistants can play music or set up your TV preferences. Meanwhile, the lights and other basic features can be controlled without any effort from you. When you pick the systems that are best suited to your needs, tech upgrades will add homely tones. Not least because it will finally feel like you’re living in 2020.
Utilise Outside Spaces
The property isn’t only about what’s inside the four walls. If you have a garden or balcony, this is the ultimate area to inject personality. You can transform the appearance by painting the garden fence. Meanwhile, planting new flower beds can beautify the space with your favourite colours. BBQ grills, rattan furniture, and water features are all popular features too. Many jobs can be completed on a DIY basis, while there is no need to rush either. Crucially, it’s one of the most cost-effective options out there.
Add Home Comforts
Simple additions can make a massive impact. If you can’t afford a new mattress, a mattress topper or a new pillow may transform your sleep patterns. Meanwhile, candles can add a whole new vibe to bedrooms, bathrooms, or dining spaces. Likewise, a blanket can upgrade your nights on the sofa watching TV. Of course, for some people, the greatest addition is getting a cat or a dog. A pet can truly add a whole new level of love to your daily life. New lighting fixtures can create versatile moods too.
The Final Word
A winning home environment is more valuable than ever in this current era. So, it should be a priority for all. Implement the above tips into your lifestyle ASAP, and you should see noticeable changes in no time. When you’re happy at home, it should influence your general lifestyle too.