We all love our homes. There’s nothing like coming back from a hard day and being able to settle down in the one place in the world where you feel the safest and the most comfortable. Many of us see our home as our sanctuary from the world where we can be totally ourselves. That being said, it’s also pretty common for many people to start feeling somewhat frustrated with their homes overall. After all, if you spend the majority of your time in one place every single day then it’s only natural that eventually some of that spark of joy you felt when you first moved in is going to start to fade at least a little. I am always moving around furniture and changing up the décor in my apartment to make the space feel different. With the change of every season and each holiday I put out new home décor items like seasonal throw pillows, blankets, and candles!
If you don’t change up the look of you home every so often you can end up felling less comfortable in your home and you start to wonder what else is out there. I know I look at other houses and apartments all the time, wishing that I could live there and imagining how I would decorate it. But the fact is that we don’t have to move somewhere completely new to have a fresh look in our home. We tend to assume that something wrong with our homes, but the truth is that we may only have to do a couple of things to bring a new look to the space we already live in.
Here are just a few things that you can do in order to bring your home back to life.
Get rid of the clutter
Take a deep look around your home, there’s probably a lot of clutter around that you don’t even notice. We tend to put items in piles around our homes and they just accumulate more and more every day. I know that there is this part of my kitchen table that we don’t sit at, just have so much stuff on it. Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, shopping receipts, packaging, books, water bottles, and whatever else I have in my purse. I do clean this pile up every Saturday, but I hate that there’s a pile to begin with. It’s cramped and messy and I hate that feeling of having stuff EVERYWHERE. If my home is a mess, I feel like my life is a mess. Anyone feel the same way? What we really need to do is to take some time to really clear out all of the clutter and junk that we don’t need. That way we can finally feel like we have our live together and everything is nice and organized.
Bring in the light
What I love about my apartment and the reason I chose is in the first place, is because of the gigantic windows that bring light into every room. Light is one of the most powerful yet most underappreciated tools in the interior design of your home. I love opening the blinds every morning and then around 2pm until sunset, there’s a bright beam of sun coming through them each day. I love it and so do my cats because they bask in the sunlight all day long! Without the right amount of light, particularly natural light, any room is going to feel cramped and stuffy. Make sure that you’re not obstructing the light into any room and try to do whatever you can to maximize it wherever possible. So open up those curtains or blinds and let all the sunlight in, you’ll be amazed at how different the room will feel when you do!.
Give it a deep clean
Even if you clean your home on a regular basis, there are some things that you just can’t stop from happening. It seems like I pick up trash everyday but there is always still more and more trash on the counters and tables around my home. Things like your kitchen counters, those hard to reach places, and especially your carpets, can pick up a lot of dirt that can be hard to get rid of when you’re cleaning your house normally. Deep cleaning your house can make the whole place feel new again. Even better, bringing in someone else like Absolute Carpet Care to handle it for you means that you can avoid the stress of cleaning but you still get to reap the rewards. You may find that you’d forgotten what color your carpets originally were. I do vacuum every couple of days, but I would love to have my home deep cleaned and have the carpets cleaned so that my apartment can truly be clean. Especially with two cats running around and rolling around on the carpets all day, I would love to have them professionally cleaned.
A lot of people are pretty cautious when it comes to how they’re decorating their home. They end up in a position where they are afraid of doing something wrong so instead, they just stick with things like white or magnolia walls. Instead, why not embrace some bold color? I love to bring in bright throw pillows, fresh flowers or plants, and seasonal décor that will liven up the space. You’ll really be amazed at just how much life and excitement you can bring into your home by injecting it with some exciting bursts of color. Sure, you don’t want to go overboard but providing some contrast is a fantastic way to bring your home to life.
These things might seem so simple that you don’t believe that they could ever make any kind of difference to the way that you feel about your home. However, these are always the kinds of things that are worth trying because the next step after that is something more drastic like looking for a new home. So, before you start looking at new houses online, why don’t you try to liven up the space you already live in. You don’t need any entirely new home; you just need to freshen up the one you’re already living in. Rearrange the furniture, deep clean your closet and junk piles, and bring in some new decor like thrown pillows and curtains. It’s always better to start with the small steps like these because they can really make the biggest difference in the look and feel of your home.