When you’re at home, you should be feeling your best. It’s your own personal space to get away from everything going on outside the door, but some home environments aren’t as welcoming as they should be. If you’re finding it hard to feel relaxed at home, it could be for several reasons.
Everyone is different, and so we’re all going to react differently to different atmospheres, so if your home isn’t right for you, it’s time to make some changes to the place.
Creating a better home for yourself can take time and money, but if you’re here to stay, then it’s worth saving up for. You won’t be rebuilding your home from the ground up, but be ready to put some work in.
Create a cosy corner
If you haven’t got a single spot in your home where you feel like you can get away from everything, that’s your first mistake. It can be something as simple as your living room where you watch TV in the evening, or your bedroom where you like to read books to relax – it’s something that everyone should have.
Get the lighting right, spice it up with colourful LEDs or fairy lights to give it a nice warm glow. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, so long as you have comfortable furniture to relax on! If not, consider investing in more pillows to fill the gaps.
Keep it cool
Being unbearably warm or unbearably cold in your home is never a great feeling, and it can make your living experience miserable. If you’re finding it hard to regulate the temperatures in your home, you should consider contacting a ducted air conditioner service.
It’s never too late to have it installed, even if you’re in the middle of a colder season – you’ll be thanking yourself when the warm weather is coming around again.
No amount of comfortable furniture and lighting is going to help if you’re overheating at home.
Let the light in
A gloomy home can make quite an unappealing and unwelcoming atmosphere for you and is something that you should change immediately. If it’s too dark in your home, it can leave dirt unseen, it could feel cold, and it can feel depressing and moody.
Invest in better and more efficient lighting, and try to let more natural light into the place. If you haven’t got enough windows, put up more reflective surfaces to help it spread around.
Try new paint colour
If you’ve recently moved into your home and are now feeling like it’s a bit too lively or a bit too dull, it could be helpful to give the whole place a new colour. Try experimenting with the colours that you enjoy, and you might feel like the home is much more welcoming to you.
It can take time to get used to such a big change, but the colours of your walls can certainly make a difference in how you’re feeling. It’s a lot to change, but it’s worth it.
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Until next time, thanks for reading.
Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason