Your home should be your private sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. If your home doesn’t feel like you, is cluttered and chaotic, or all you have are the bare essentials—it’s time for a few changes. Here’s how to make your home a haven, if not your entire home, one special place just for you.
Up The Comfort Level
Did you buy a couch or chair that you love, but it’s not comfortable? Try adding an ottoman, but if that doesn’t work sell or give it away for free on Craigslist. When you head out shopping for a replacement, sit in each new chair or couch, lay on your potential new bed, and really think about the balance of size, scale, and comfort. Same goes for your throw pillows and throw blankets, they might be cute—but you need comfort too.
Lighting is sometimes an afterthought but should be of great priority. This includes daytime and evening lighting.
- Do you have the right curtains in your bedroom to keep out the morning sunlight?
- Where can you add table lamps, additional track lighting, or exterior lighting to make your home more comfortable and functional after the sun goes down?
- How can you brighten up rooms with minimal natural light?
- Can you add smart or manual dimmer switches throughout your home?
Make It You
You need to find at least one small area you can transform into a space that is just for you. This could be your bedroom, office, kitchen, a small corner of the living room, or an attic, basement, or garage that you transformed into your she shed or man cave. Personalize this space with photos, artwork, mementos, or even collectibles that are totally you.
Last but not least, don’t forget the importance of color selection and texture when decorating your home. If you need help, hire a pro to get you started in the right direction.