If your house just isn’t feeling right lately, it’s time to make some changes. We’re not talking about a complete renovation or anything massively costly like this, but some smaller changes that are important to a place feeling like home. Some of these things might not look like they could have an impact on the way a house feels, but trust us, they do. If you would like to find out more about this topic, keep reading down below.
A New Colour
The first thing that we are going to recommend is that you go for a new colour. You might not think it now, but a new colour has the ability to completely change the way that your home looks and feels. For example, you may have chosen the colour you have now because it was plain and you wanted to be able to decorate around it, but this hasn’t happened. It’s important to understand that you can have literally any colour that you want on the walls of your home. If you want to paint them neon pink because that will make you feel at home, go for it.
When you think about your ideal home, what colour are the walls? Whatever the answer is, that is the colour that you should go for. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, all that matters is what is going to make the space feel like home again.
Rearrange The Furniture
Another thing that you can try is rearranging the furniture. Now, this might not do much, but it might have a huge impact. Sometimes, all you need is for the home to look completely different in order to feel better. We know that this sounds silly, but it works for some people so don’t knock it until you have tried it. Start with one room, and then if you want to change others, go ahead. We recommend starting with your bedroom or your living room as these are likely the places that you spend the most time.
If you are starting with your bedroom, then make sure you are still having your bed in a position that is easy to get to sleep. Don’t have it aimed directly at any kind of light for example. If it’s your living room that you’re going to do first, make sure that you have at least some idea of where things are going before you start moving them or things could get a little tricky.
Get Rid Of The Clutter
Clutter is a nightmare for anyone. Some people like clutter, but if your house isn’t feeling like home then it’s not working for you. That’s why you need to go through all of this stuff, decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw away, and then get to it. Or, you could simply put some of the stuff in storage so that it isn’t all over your home. We understand that the minimalist look isn’t for everyone, so we’re not going to suggest it. But, if your home is a little clearer than it is now, that should be enough.
Pictures Of Happy Memories
How many pictures do you have up in your home? How many happy memories can you see when you sit on your couch at night? How many do you see when you are walking through the hallway, up to your bedroom? If the answer is none, then something needs to be done about this as soon as possible. In your home, you should be able to see happy memories in pictures everywhere that you look. You can even look into canvas printing, print some of your favorite memories and then hang them on your walls.
This could be the entire reason that your house doesn’t feel like your home. You are living in a place that doesn’t remind you of all the good in your life, including the people that you love. Change this, and we’re sure that the home will start to feel better.
Stop Trying To Have The Perfect Home
One thing that you must do is stop trying to have the perfect home. Stop trying to have Pinterest homes when it’s clear that’s not what you want. Stop trying to maintain your home to the perfect standard, despite the fact that you don’t really have time and you are running yourself ragged trying to do so. Your home should be the way that you want it, and nobody’s home is perfect. If you think the homes that you see on TV are always like that, you are mistaken. If a home is kept in that condition, it’s likely because there are an army of maids paid to do so. You’re not a maid, and your home should be a place that you feel comfortable, not a place that you use to try and impress people.
Get In The Garden
If your property has a garden, you don’t want to let it get to a nightmare state. This is where you can’t cut the grass without trimming it first because it is practically around your ankles. It’s where there are weeds everywhere, and you know that it’s going to take you hours to sort out. Make sure that you get in the garden before it gets to that stage, so that you don’t have to spend these hours doing something you don’t like. Your garden looking fresh is going to be a fantastic feeling, and it will allow you to sit outside, enjoying the lovely weather.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you can try if your house is not feeling like a home lately. It’s one of the worst feelings when the place that you are living in doesn’t feel like your home, so you need to sort this out as soon as possible. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you see the results that you are looking for sooner rather than later.