It’s no secret that our homes play a vital role when it comes to our daily lives. They affect our mood, productivity, and mindset, and changing a couple of things can literally change our outlook on life. Luckily, transforming your home doesn’t call for extensive (or expensive) upgrades. Below, five simple ways that will inspire you to improve and enjoy your home even more.
Make your indoors cozy and welcoming
One of the simplest ways to improve and enjoy your home is to make it cozier and more welcoming. Oftentimes, that will mean making improvements in terms of room temperature as well as the furniture. For starters, consider getting an energy audit. This will help you identify any temperature and air leaks which you can then fix simply by using a sealant. Open the windows regularly, change the air filter, and consider installing an air purification system. For maximum comfort during sunny days, make sure to add blinds. These will keep the outside heat from getting in. On the plus side, they’ll also prevent the heat from leaving your home in winter.
Other than temperature, your furniture also plays a vital role in creating a cozy and warm living space. Rearrange living room furniture to create a brand new look and add a large family table in the dining room. This will help create additional space while also giving the whole family a chance to reconnect.
Boost outdoor comfort
When it comes to the outdoors, your patio and garden should be as comfortable and inviting as your living room. While adding a couple of trees is a great way to get some shade, that might not be enough for homeowners living in particularly sunny areas. In that case, turning to pros for high pressure misting systems could be the optimal solution for boosting outdoor comfort and making those hot summers more bearable.
For extra comfort, make sure to add some comfy seats and tables where you can gather with friends and family. As a budget-friendly alternative, get your outdoor furniture on sale and then simply use some spray-paint to change the color. To maximize your home’s curb appeal, keep your lawn mowed, clean the driveway, and add an outdoor rug or two.
Don’t like it? Paint it!
Just like furniture, changing the color of the walls can also result in a dramatic transformation at a minimal cost. A room that lacks natural light can be made much brighter with bright white paint color and a few mirrors. On the other hand, a room with larger square footage can be easily elevated and invigorated using darker paint colors.
Colors have a powerful effect on our minds. With a little know-how and a bit of color psychology, you can use the paint color to a room’s advantage. Whether you need a place to curl up with a good book, a relaxing spot for practicing yoga or meditation, or a creative corner where all your ideas will come to life, paint colors can be just the tool you need for a simple, quick, and incredibly effective upgrade.
Declutter and organize
Our homes are our sanctuaries – they’re the places where so many of our memories, heirlooms, and sentimental items reside. These items are collected over time, and they need a dedicated place in your home. Then there are items we don’t really like or use – they just sit on our shelves and wardrobes, collecting dust.
To make your home a happier and more enjoyable place, take some time to declutter and organize everything. Create an inventory of your items and organize your possessions by category. Some items can be stored in the garage, while others will be candidates for garage sales and charity donations. Your job is to draw a distinction between the two and act accordingly. Not only will this free up space in your home, but it’ll also make it more practical to live in.
Create more storage space
Decluttering and organizing are two important steps when it comes to creating a happy, clean, and welcoming home. To keep it that way, you’ll need to make sure there’s enough storage space for all your belongings. According to the best real estate agents, boosting your home’s storage capabilities comes with a great ROI. Should you ever put your home up for sale, organized storage will increase its sale-ability and value.
Go beyond what most people do, which is adding new cabinets and closets to store their items. Organizers, boxes, and containers will come in handy in practically every part of the house. The same goes for hooks, tension rods, and door storage. By giving every item its “home”, you’ll manage to keep everything in place, thus making your home more enjoyable.
Finding ways to improve and enjoy your home doesn’t have to involve extensive changes or large-scale home improvement projects. Sometimes, the littlest and simplest upgrades go a long way in making a home more pleasant and enjoyable. Use these tips to inspire your next home makeover and transform it into a place you’ll love coming back to.
About The Author: Carrie Davis is an American based writer and blogger. She is very passionate about family and parenting. Carrie writes mostly lifestyle articles, but also you’ll find her in home improvement and other niches.
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