Is clutter driving you mad or have you not had chance to tackle the box room or the attic yet? Spring is in the air, and its arrival is an excellent excuse to get your rubber gloves on and give your home a thorough clean. Spring cleaning won’t just make your home look great. It’ll also lift a weight off your shoulders, and make you feel more positive. A clean and tidy home makes for a clean and tidy mind, so spend a couple of hours going through boxes, sorting out random stuff you’ve accumulated, and getting to grips to your vacuum cleaner.
Let there be light
Nothing lifts your mood faster than the sight of sunlight pouring in through the windows. Natural light can make us feel energized, and it’s much easier to feel optimistic when you get out of bed and feel the warmth of the sun beating down on your skin. To maximize natural light in your home, opt for light walls and flooring, and angle your furniture to make the most of light coming through windows and doors. If you’re doing renovation work, and you’d like lighter, brighter rooms, talk to your building firm about adding extra windows or skylights. Hanging mirrors on the wall is an easy way of making your home look larger and lighter.
How do you feel when you see the color yellow? Does it make a difference to your mood when you go into a white room, or you spot vibrant shades of coral or green when you’re looking around stores? Colors can affect our moods and set the tone of the room, so try and inject accents using shades that are proven to make you feel happy. If you don’t want a bright yellow room, that’s fine. You can mix white or gray walls with yellow cushions, candles, vases, and plant pots. If you’re short on inspiration, check out the homewares section of department stores or have a look online. There are so many ways you can be playful with color and prints, even if you’re only aiming for subtle looks.
Celebrating what you love
Your home should be a reflection of your life, your personality, and your style. This is a place where you should feel comfortable, and you can be yourself. To make your house a happier place, celebrate what you love. Hang some framed family photos or display memorabilia from your travels. Set aside a creative space for painting or fill your conservatory with fresh flowers and plants.
At home, you should feel happy and relaxed. If you’ve moved house or you haven’t quite settled yet, hopefully, these ideas will help you create a space you love in no time at all.
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