PRACTICAL TIPS FOR MAKING A HOUSE A HOME
All of us live in houses, but how many of us know how to make it a real ‘HOME’? You may have a small house with a few rooms, not much to boast about.
However, if you follow some simple and practical tips, you can make your house (whether big or small) into a comfortable and beautiful home – and a better place to live in – a Home Sweet Home!
IS YOUR HOUSE A HOME?
There are people who believe in buying the most expensive items for their house, and then there are others who opt for a minimalist look. What about you?
While there are no right or wrong ways to personalize your home and a lot depends on your personal taste, there are some simple things you can keep in mind while decorating and customizing your home space so that it reflects your personality and offers utmost comfort.
1. A Place For Everything
Irrespective of the size of your house, you can appoint a place for everything around the home, making it easy to keep your space well organized and comfortable.
Right from your living room and bedroom to your kitchen shelves, cupboards and your kid’s room – when you have a place assigned for all your possessions, you can easily cut through the clutter, maintain cleanliness and make it hassle-free to find things around the home.
2. Everything In Its Place
Once you have allocated space for all things in the house, make it a habit to put them back in their allocated spaces after use. This way, you can ensure that your home remains organized and well kept at all times.
If you have children in the house, teach them the importance of keeping their space clutter-free.
You will be surprised to notice just how much time you can end up saving by keeping things back in their designated places.
3. Discard Unnecessary Items
Nothing saps the energy of your home like clutter does. Even more so if there are items lying around the house in unusable condition.
Hence, make it a point to throw away things you don’t need.
Say, for example, there is an old transistor lying around which no longer works and which no one cares about. Why not get rid of it by selling it or giving it away to someone? You’ll not just free up some space but also minimize unwanted clutter.
4. Choose the Right Theme for Your Home
When planning the look of your home, a good place to start is choosing a theme of your choice.
If you have a favourite colour theme, keep it in mind as you go about purchasing furnishings, drapes, etc.
Other themes you can choose from include going the natural way with wooden accents and furniture pieces in Mahogany, Walnut, and Teak, etc.
If you are a nature lover, you can select nature as your home’s theme. There are a large variety of natural accents and furnishings available with images of birds, trees, etc. Earthy colors are also a great choice.
If comfort is of paramount importance, you can select soft furniture pieces such as a rocking chair, soft rugs, a cozy couch in brights shades, etc.
4. Keep It Clean
A clean house makes a beautiful home so try your best to keep your home as clean as possible.
Regular spring cleaning is a must, especially if you live in the city where the dust and pollution levels are extremely high.
5. Bring in some Greenery
If you have a small balcony, garden or a little gardening space, try to keep it green.
Invest in some good-quality potted plants and water them well.
Decorate your living room with a vase of freshly picked flowers. It will brighten up your day and your room.
6. Open Those Windows Regularly
Good ventilation is extremely essential for your home.
Let the sunlight come in every day.
Use cheerful and bright colored home furnishings or if you prefer subtle shades, look for pastel colors depending on your personal taste.
7. Rejuvenate With Music
Play some good relaxing music in the house every day, something you enjoy listening to. Doing so will refresh you as well as send good vibrations in the house.
Last but not the least always stay positive and happy.
Enjoy and love where you live because after all ‘Home Sweet Home’ is ‘The Place To Be’!