Nothing is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you should give up trying! Chances are you invested in your current home because you loved something about it, perhaps the layout, or perhaps the area, but it could always be a little more perfect – here’s how to go about improving your home.
Make a Plan
Making the perfect home doesn’t happen by accident; of course, you might like to change things and improve things as you go along, and this will have an effect in the right direction, but if you want to be more determined, get a notepad and brainstorm your lifestyle habits and patterns.
Spend some time writing down your likes and dislikes in the home. This list can include things like enjoy take-out, but it’s expensive and dislike clutter, but it can be a challenge to control. When you have written down everything you can think of, it’s time to prioritize and take action.
Pare Down Everything
Clutter in your HOP Property is not only good for your comfort; it’s also good for your mind; psychologists say clutter in the home creates anxiety and can be detrimental to mental health. If clutter prevents your home from being perfect, it’s time to pare everything down and tidy up.
Start by removing obstacles and putting furniture in the best places for the space – try to create as much space in the home as possible. One strategy you might pursue is to sell off unnecessary items, but you might also decide to invest in better multifunctional storage spaces.
Everyone has their own styles and tastes, which is fine when you live alone but gets more challenging when your tastes clash with your partner’s. Still, it’s important to decorate the home in a way that inspires you and feels like a space you are comfortable in for better mental health.
Consider your colour palette; what are our favourite colours and materials? Do you like things that match or things that contrast? Talk to your partner and family about their tastes to find a compromise; perhaps you can have individual rooms to decorate and to spend more time in.
The Color Palette
As with decorations, the colour palette you select can have a significant impact on your mood and mental health. For example, you have rooms with bright solid colours that clash, it will create a sense of anxiety and claustrophobia, whereas plain neutral colours are calmer and more open.
If you’ve ever heard of Feng Shui, you will know that different rooms respond to different colour schemes. Bedrooms, for instance, benefit from plain, cool, neutral colours like blues, greys, and whites, while home offices work better with lively professional colours like yellow and red.
Plants and Lights
Finally, you can make your home more perfect by getting the lighting right and introducing inspiring plants that also improve the air quality of your home. Always try to choose plants that fit your style and you’re home’s climate, remember that some plants are toxic to some animals.
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