How much do you love your home? It should be your favourite place in the world.
Home is where memories are made. It’s where you relax. It’s where you spend time with the people you love most. It should be somewhere you’re proud of.
If you’re not completely happy with your home, there are many easy ways to make a change.
Here are just a few simple ways to improve your home this year:
Focus on storage
One of the most difficult things in any home is keeping the space clutter-free. Adding more storage to your home can make a bigger difference than you’d think.
It’s tempting to go to a bargain store and pick up some plastic boxes. But it’s worth investing a little more. Buy a wooden bedding box, a new chest of drawers, a better shoe rack or a new bookshelf. Even one new piece of furniture for storage can make a big difference to your home.
There’s no point hiding the clutter if you’re replacing it with piled plastic boxes. But quality furniture doesn’t need to cut too far into your bank balance.
Improve your home security
Your home should be somewhere you feel safe. One of the most effective ways to improve your home is to install effective home security.
Your home security system gives you peace of mind, leaving you to enjoy the home that you’ve worked so hard on.
There are many different types of systems and features to choose from, depending on your needs.
Fill some frames
A house is a home because it’s lived in. One of the easiest ways to improve your home is to frame your favourite photographs.
When you look around your home, it should remind you of the things you love most. Add a picture of your pet, a family photo or a favourite place that you’ve travelled to.
There are lots of different ways to hang photo frames, including options that do no lasting damage to your wall.
Add some plants
Plants don’t cost a lot but bring many benefits when you’re improving your home. As well as looking great, they help to clean and purify the air.
It’s been found that houseplants can improve your mood and reduce stress. There are so many different plants to grow, and some require very little maintenance. So if you’re not green-fingered, don’t worry.
Focus on lighting
The right lights can completely change the atmosphere. Use freestanding lamps to accentuate parts of your house. In the evening, use warm coloured bulbs to create a relaxing environment.
Nowadays, you can get many bulbs that give you control of the colour and brightness. These can even be put on timers, or set to automatically switch off when you leave the house. You can save money on your energy bills whilst making your home look better.
Improving your home doesn’t need to be difficult. It also doesn’t need to cost a lot. Make your home somewhere that you can be even more proud of.
How do you make your home cosy and beautiful? Comment below to let me know!