A home is not just a place where you live, it’s a place where you feel comfortable and at ease. It should be a refuge from the outside world, and to make this happen, it needs to have some key elements that make it look lived in and inviting. These elements include things like furniture placement, lighting and window treatments. A house that has been gutted down to its bones can seem cold and unfriendly without these additions; however, with just a few simple changes you can transform your space into something truly special.
Clean up your space. Remove all clutter, including physical and mental clutter. Decluttering can help you clear your mind of distractions and focus on what matters most to you in life: the people who are important to you, the things that bring joy into your life and make it more meaningful (and less stressful).
Clean up your body. Cleaning up our bodies is also important because when we’re stressed or tired our health suffers significantly more than when we are relaxed and rested. When our bodies aren’t functioning at their best they become more susceptible to illness which can be difficult financially as well as emotionally draining!
Get rid of clutter
- Get rid of clutter. Clutter is a visual distraction, and it can make your house feel smaller, more cluttered and dirty. It also makes you less safe because it’s harder to see things clearly when there are too many things in the way.
- Make sure all doors open easily and move freely on their hinges without sticking or making noise when they’re opened or closed.
- Clean windows inside and out regularly so they let in as much light as possible–and stay clean longer!
Make your house safe
Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Even if you already have these, it’s worth checking the batteries to make sure they’re working properly. Check your fire extinguisher too–make sure it still has pressure in it and that there isn’t any corrosion on the nozzle.
Install a CO detector in your kitchen. Carbon monoxide can be produced by gas stoves, furnaces, water heaters and other appliances that use fossil fuels as fuel sources (even if they’re running off electricity). If you’re not sure where to place one of these devices in your house or apartment building, consult with an electrician before buying them so they can help you find out exactly where best places would be for installation purposes based on where all appliances are located within each room of said residence/apartment complex
Move the furniture around
- Move the furniture around. It’s important to change the layout of your home, so that you don’t get stuck in a rut where everything feels familiar and comfortable but also stale and boring. It’s also helpful for getting creative inspiration when you’re feeling stuck in a design rut!
- How: If it has been awhile since you’ve rearranged or changed up your space, try moving things around just one shelf level higher or lower than where they currently are. For example if there is an end table next to your couch with three drawers on top of it–maybe move those drawers into another room so that when people come over they won’t immediately see them (or worse yet think “I don’t know how much longer this thing will last”). Or maybe put some books on top instead–it’ll look nice from afar but also give guests something fun to explore once they sit down!
Change your lighting
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It can completely change the feel of a room, so it’s important to choose lighting that suits your needs and complements your style.
- Make sure the lighting is bright enough to read by. If you need more light in a room, add additional lamps or fixtures rather than increasing wattage on existing ones.
- Choose a color that suits your decorating scheme–for example, if you have white furniture with black accents (such as artwork), then an amber bulb adds warmth without being too harsh on the eyes when used in overhead fixtures such as chandeliers or sconces above bedsides where people spend lots of time reading books before bedtime!
Invest in your windows
Windows are the most important part of your house. They can be made of wood, metal or plastic, single or double glazed and have different materials. Good windows will make your home more energy efficient, which will save you money on heating bills in winter and cooling costs during summer months.
Paint the walls a lighter shade
You can make your home feel larger, more inviting, and easier on the eyes by painting the walls a lighter shade. Light colors will also help you save energy; studies have shown that light-colored paints reflect more sunlight than darker ones do. In addition to making your home look better, brighter colors can also help you relax and reduce stress levels.
A home should be more than just shelter, it should be a place to feel comfortable and at ease.
A home should be more than just shelter, it should be a place to feel comfortable and at ease. You should be able to relax in your home, not just sleep or eat there. Your home should reflect your personality and interests.
If you’re looking for ways to makeover your house without breaking the bank, here are some tips:
- Start with one room at a time–don’t try to do everything at once! It can get overwhelming if you try too much at once. Take baby steps until you’re comfortable with what needs done before moving on to another room of the house or project that needs attention.* Paint all the walls white (or any other neutral color), this will help brighten up any space instantly.* Use bright colors like lime green or hot pink accent walls; they will add interest while still being easy on the eyes.* Use fun furniture pieces such as chairs made out of tires instead of regular office chairs; this gives off an industrial vibe while still being functional in terms of comfortability.* Add pops of color through pillows or artwork hung up around certain areas throughout each room
If you’re looking for ways to make your house feel like a home, we hope these tips have been helpful. Remember that the most important thing is to make sure that you are comfortable in your own space. Don’t be afraid to try new things or change things up as much as possible – after all, it’s just paint!