Here are some simple (and mostly free) ways to love your home more everyday:
Neutral paint colors are great for attracting buyers when your home is on the market, but leave a lot to be desired for most homeowners. Let your personality shine through your walls and go crazy with bright and fun paint colors that make you smile every time you walk into the room. Trying something new and exciting with color – if you hate it, you can always change it back.
Pictures are taken at some of the best times in our lives; weddings, vacations, time spent with loved ones, etc. Make a collage of photos of your favorite memories and proudly display them in an area of your home that you are likely to see them often, such as your entryway or living room. What better way to love your home than to decorate it with pictures of things you love?
Perk Up with Light
Sunlight is one of the best ways to brighten up your home and make it feel warm and inviting. Whenever it’s a bright and sunny day, open all of your drapes and fill your home with natural light. On gloomy days, make sure each room has sufficient lighting to still feel bright.
Pamper Your Senses
Sight shouldn’t be the only sense you focus on when decorating your home. Remember to indulge your other senses such as smell, touch, sound and even taste. Bring in your favorite smell, such as fresh flowers or a mild potpourri, to make your home feel inviting. Engage your sense of touch with textured accents like throw pillows and rugs to add a new dimension to your home. Stream your favorite music throughout your home to delight your sense of sound. Finally, treat your sense of taste with bowls of your favorite indulgence, such as fresh berries or small candies, scattered throughout your home.
Usually, less is more. It may be hard to enjoy your home if it’s too cluttered, so make a conscious effort to let go of any knick-knacks around your home that aren’t essential. If you have a collection of items that you like to show, display a few of them at a time and switch them out every few months. This will keep your eye for getting trained on seeing them every day and allow you to enjoy and appreciate them more.
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