Create a Home You Never Want to Leave
Our homes have unique personalities much like we do as people. Whether you are home only a few hours a day, or home all day, there are many ways to create an inviting and a relaxing environment. No matter how long you spend there, these four ideas will bring more joy to your humble abode, and make you never want to leave.
Decorate with Texture
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Look at any home decorating magazine and you’ll see one constant–texture. Adding a variety of textures to a room creates a warm and an attractive place to enjoy. A framed chalkboard can add a soft and casual element to a white wall, while a wicker basket on a smooth coffee table can add depth and interest. Try using a natural fiber rug to pull a space together, which also adds a softening effect to the room. Find textures that are natural and have warm tones to complete your look.
Scents of Home
Essential oils are a cost-friendly and effortless way to bring a welcoming aroma into your home. Using an essential oil diffuser to diffuse pleasant scents like lavender, sweet orange, and chamomile will make your home smell fresh and clean. Another use for essential oils is a DIY carpet deodorizer to remove odors and revive carpets. Opening windows to allow air to circulate also helps to remove stale odors. Opting for essential oils over candles and air fresheners improves the indoor air quality, which creates a safer and more inviting home. So skip the candles, plug in the diffuser, and breathe in the scent of home.
Bring the Outside In
Some of the most relaxing and calming objects in your home are the ones you bring in from outdoors. Natural elements like sea glass collected in a birch bowl, driftwood displayed in an apothecary jar, long branches in a colorful vase, or a bouquet of dried cotton stems create an attractive and a warm presence in your home that you’ll never want to leave. Many houseplants also pull double duty by bringing nature inside, as well as improving the air quality, by removing toxic odors. Many great options are spider plants, aloe vera, English ivy, and bamboo palm.
Cut the Clutter
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More than having just a place for everything, have a purpose for everything. Eliminating the unnecessary improves the functionality of your home. A quick clean-up system to handle daily clutter will also keep a tidy appearance easy to manage. Try using a large basket beside a chair to catch the items that need to be put away. Fill the basket before bed and empty it every morning. Creating a healthy routine makes this task a breeze. Your clutter-free home will be a welcoming retreat at the end of a long day.
An attractive and a relaxing home is not hard to obtain. Take it one room at a time, and evaluate the ways above that you can use to create an inspiring space by tomorrow, with little effort and without breaking the bank. Taking steps to improve your home will pay off every time you step inside, and you’ll never want to leave.