We have a secret: When it comes to your home, sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. And we’re not even just talking about the décor. Sure, that does matter, but it’s also about the overall purpose that your home serves.
At the end of the day, home should be a place that makes you feel happy and relaxed—and we have the five fastest ways to get there. Read on for easier-than-you-think tips to start enjoying your home to the fullest.
Game Changer #1
Remember that it’s not just anyone’s home—it’s YOUR home. Therefore, it should show your personality. This can be as easy as incorporating a touch of décor here and there. For example, take that neutral sofa in your living room and add a throw pillow in your favorite color. Or you know that souvenir you picked up on last year’s vacation? Give it a prominent spot on your bookcase. If you have a hobby, like crafting or playing music, put it on display. Details like this will make your home feel instantly familiar and welcoming.
Game Changer #2
Listen, we don’t think the home of your dreams needs to be expensive. And with plenty of affordable, quality options these days, that thought has never been more accurate. In fact, spending a little less on the majority of your décor and furniture gives you the freedom to switch it up from time to time.
That being said, we do think it’s a good idea to invest in at least one piece. Examples include a dining table that will last for generations, or that ultra-chic sofa that you’ve been eyeing for months. Or even go the more practical route and splurge on a really (really) good mattress. Whatever you choose, you and your home are totally worth it.
Game Changer #3
This is one of the most important things you can do for your home, and it really has nothing to do with décor. Above all, your home is meant to be enjoyed with the people you love most, and that will make it the best home of all. This can be making time for the people who live there with you, or inviting friends and family to come over. Don’t worry if your look isn’t totally finished yet or you don’t have enough matching china—the memories and good times will overshadow all of that.
Game Changer #4
Okay, so this might not be everyone’s favorite thing to do, but it is healthy for you and your home. We know your time is precious, but keeping your home maintained can be easy with a little planning. Set aside a few minutes each weekday to do our five-minute room refresh. On the weekends, give yourself an hour to tackle the bigger stuff, like vacuuming or cleaning the bathrooms. This one’s big because a clean and organized home will automatically make you feel more relaxed. Which brings us to our next tip …
Game Changer #5
Don’t forget to relax! Too often we get caught up in the daily stresses of work and life, or there simply doesn’t seem to be enough time to just be still. However, it’s the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Use your home to take care of yourself, and make it a priority to carve out time to do something you love. This can be unwinding with a glass of wine, watching your favorite show, or reading a good book. Taking a moment to breathe will better prepare you to take on everything else the next day—we promise!