Does your house feel like your home? We’re guessing not based on the fact that you read the title of this article and then chose to continue reading anyway. We’re sorry that this is happening, because your home really should be the place that you feel the most comfortable and love to be. But, if this is not the case right now, that doesn’t mean that it never can be. If you are willing to put in some effort, and do what needs to be done, you can transform your home from what it is now, into a place that makes you happy. But, how can you do this you might be wondering? That’s a good question, and one we’re going to be answering in this article. Have we caught your interest? Good, keep reading if you want to know more.
Add Some Personal Touches
First up on the list we’re going to recommend that you add some personal touches to the space. It might be the case that as of yet you have not completely let yourself accept this place as your home, but unless you have plans to move in the immediate future, then you’ve got to do this asap. As soon as you allow yourself to do this, you will find it much easier to add those personal touches and feel like you’re in your own home.
So, what counts as personal touches? Anything that screams of you really. For most people they choose to use things like pictures of their friends and family, any kind of happy memories that they have, any crafts that people may have made then over the years, knick-knacks from travel adventures and so much more. As long as it’s personal to you, then it counts as a personal touch to the home. Trust us when we say that you are going to feel a lot more comfortable and like it’s your home when you are constantly reminded of some of the best times of your life when you walk through.
Go Into The Garden
Not everyone likes to garden, and that’s completely understandable. Like everything else, it’s not for everyone, and there’s no reason that you have to force yourself to do more than the basics if you don’t want to. However, you do need to complete the basics so that you can make the most of your home and use all of the space. What we mean by this is that you need to be outside mowing the lawn to stop it from getting too long, pulling out weeds when they start to appear, and generally doing the most basic forms of maintenance possible.
You don’t even need to add flowers if you don’t want to spend your time maintaining them, but you do need to keep things looking neat and tidy. If for nothing else, at least you can sit outside when the sun is shining without having to be swarmed in tall grass!
The Garage Needs Your Attention
Not all homes have a garage, but if yours does then you want to make the most of this space. If you’re going to be using this for your vehicles then of course there’s going to be less space, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still make it your own. You do not have to put up with a garage that you do not like simply because you’re only using it for your cars, and maybe for some storage. Get out of this mindset, and start thinking about the kind of things that you want to do with your garage to make it look better. For example, you might want to look at some garage flooring tiles so that you can improve the entire aesthetic of the place, especially if you’re planning on spending a fair amount of time here.
We briefly mentioned using it for storage, and this is a fantastic idea for some of the overflow from your home. If you don’t have space in your home for certain things, they can always come out here until you need them. You can find some pretty awesome storage shelves online at a bargain price if you know where to look, and this will help to keep your garage nice and tidy.
Start Sorting The Kitchen
We can all but guarantee that one of your problems with your home is going to be your kitchen. Most people have some kind of issue with their kitchen whether they just think that it’s old and outdated, or whether they have grown tired of the way that it is right now. Either way, you are going to need to do something a little different with your kitchen so that you are happy to spend time there going forward. Having said that, we know that ripping out an entire kitchen and buying a new one to be fitted is a ridiculous amount of money that most of us cannot afford on a whim, so you’ve got two options really. The first is that you can save up and wait for your kitchen until you can afford this, or the second is that you make some budget friendly changes.
Budget friendly changes will include things like changing the flooring, changing the countertops and changing the cupboard fronts. None of these are particularly expensive to complete, but when combined they will completely change the aesthetic of the kitchen, making it feel brand new. If you are willing to do this, then it’s going to save you a lot of money.
Decluttering Is Important
Some people love the cluttered look for their home, but most people don’t. If your home is full of clutter and you want more space, as well as for your home not to look like an episode of hoarders, then you need to get decluttering. We know that this is a task that a lot of people put off because they know that it takes a while, because they don’t know where to start and for a whole host of other reasons, but you’ve got to start at some point. Decluttering can actually be a fantastic process and you can have a lot of fun going through your items, figuring out what you want and what you don’t want.
If you’re not sure how to decide what to keep and what to get rid of, then ask yourself these questions. Does it have any sentimental value? Does it have any monetary value? Does it bring you any happiness? If the answer to all three of these things is no, then you don’t really need it anymore. You don’t have to throw it away if you’re not ready, but maybe put it in storage somewhere rather than having it all cluttering up your home.
Creating A Beautiful Bedroom
Have you thought about your bedroom in all of this? Your bedroom is an important part of the home because it’s your space. Of course, the whole home is your space, but more than anything your bedroom is your space and you want to get it right. The whole point of this room is to make it comfortable so that you can get a good night of sleep, but it’s also more than this. It’s where you have a lot of your personal belongings, especially if you live with other people, so you want to get this right.
Take a look at storage options to maximize the space available in your room, make sure that you are choosing a color that suits you, and generally try to include everything that you want. More than anything, invest in a comfortable bed and mattress and some high quality black out blinds to ensure that you are able to have a lovely night of rest.
Your Cozy Living Space
The last thought that we’ve got for you is that you want to create a cozy living space for you and your family if you have one. Creating a cozy living space can be pretty simple as all you need are a few candles, the right color in the living room, some throw blankets, and you’ve got somewhere lovely. You’ve got somewhere you can relax at the end of the day, chatting with the people who mean the most to you.
As you can see then, there are quite a few things that you can do to make your house feel like your home for once. If you have been living in a house that hasn’t felt like a home for a long time, you need to put the effort into changing this as soon as possible. Your home should be the place in the world where you feel most comfortable and happy, but this isn’t going to happen if it doesn’t actually feel like your home, is it? The tips that we’ve given you are just a starting point, there is so much more that can be done, so it’s just up to you to figure out what else you can do if you make it through all of these!