Can You Really Bring Your Home Back To Life?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

There are few things more discouraging that realizing that your home isn't really that pleasant a place to be. Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, the place where you can feel safe, secure and comfortable. So when your home feels dull, drab and lifeless, it can have a serious impact on your entire life. You need that space where you can let the stress of life melt away. The last thing you want is for your home to become yet another source of stress. That begs the question: is there anything that you can do? When Fortunately the answer to that questions is a resounding yes! There are plenty of things that you can do to bring your home back to life and make it a pleasant place to be again.

Look up

Lighting might be the biggest culprit in creating a home environment that feels dreary and unpleasant. Poor lighting can turn even the most spacious home into somewhere that feels cramped, dingy and small. When trying to bring more light into your home, see if you can arrange rooms to get the most natural light during the day. In the evenings then use lamps to bring some warmth and ambiance to a room. Nothing ruins the feeling of a room than the sole source of light being a single, cold bulb hanging from the ceiling.

Look down

In completely the opposite direction, ask yourself this: when was the last time you really looked at your floors? Sure everyone looks down at their floors now and then, especially when you're cleaning. But when was the last time you looked at your flooring and thought about how it actually affects the way that a room feels? If you have carpet, then perhaps it's time to have it very thoroughly cleaned. After all, there's only so much vacuuming can manage. If you have wooden or vinyl flooring, then look around the room and ask yourself if the color of the floor is complementing the room or detracting from it. 

Look all around

So you've changed up your lighting, you've fixed up your floors. What about what comes in between? The walls of your home can have an enormous impact on the way you feel when you're inside them. When was the last time that the walls were touched up? Are there areas where the paint is chipping away, or the wallpaper is peeling off? Perhaps it's not even as obvious as that. Look at the color or the pattern. Ask yourself if the walls really create the kind of atmosphere you want in your home.

Whatever feeling you want your home to create, you've got to make sure that every part of it is working in the same way. If you've got different parts of your home all conflicting with each other, then it's only a matter of time before the place starts to feel uncomfortable. Think carefully about what you really want your home to be, and then use that as your inspiration for every part of it.

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