Life can be complex, tough, and trying. Work and external pressures are more than they have ever been before, and so it is tremendously important to make our home life as perfect as it possibly can be. There are many aspects to making your home life perfect, and much of it can be tied to how the place looks and feels. We must be mindful of making the best use of space and creatively using what we have without over-filling it and creating clutter. Our home should be a reflection of who we are and what our passions and interests are? This is our concise guide to the eight things we feel are essential to make your home life as perfect as it can be.
Create Light and Airy Spaces
Space is our friend. We already touched upon avoiding clutter, and with good reason. Often people get a cluttered living space through years of accumulation, and the older you get, the easier it is for this to happen by accident. Gradually you will accumulate things through purchasing them and receiving gifts, especially when you and your partner combine houses you will suddenly have double the stuff. Sporadic clear-outs and renewals of the space should be undertaken. Getting rid of old stuff gives you a blank canvas to start anew with and use this opportunity to decorate and furnish sparingly.
Choose a Color Scheme that Suits the Property
You simply must choose a color scheme that keeps everything on track and should be the underpinning of the entire project. Only choose dark or bold colors if the property can pull it off, traditional or grand houses are best for this. For modern or smaller dwellings, it might be more advisable to keep to a lighter palette.
Make Sure you are in the Right Place
For most of us buying a home is a long-term choice, and investment in our future and many hope that their next move may be their last. Moving to a new house is incredibly stressful, not to mention expensive and a lot of work, so we do not want to make it a regular occurrence. With this in mind, it is important to ensure you are in the best place before you embark on any re-styling job. If you are at all unsure, you should hold off until you move unless you feel any changes would increase property value. It is still possible to dream, and that doesn’t mean that you can’t come up with ideas before you move. Check out what South Jordan Utah homes for sale are available and when you view one, think about what you would do with the style if you moved in.
Once you are sure that you are settled and are in the right place, you should consider what furniture to put in the place. It would make sense to look at what you have and decide if it fits into a style, and then consider if this is the style you would like to have, and if not, what style you are going for? You may have a firm idea of specific items you are interested in or may need some inspiration. It’s easy to find inspiration these days with Google image search and Instagram etc. You can browse styles and even see how furniture would look in your room, with various online retailers offering online platforms that show what their furniture would look like in your room. As well as retailers, there are plenty of places to pick up some interesting pieces at bargain prices, Gumtree, Facebook, Craigslist, and even the old classic of antiques dealers and auctions.
Art & Décor
What should you hang on your wall? There is so much choice, prints of any piece of art that exists can be obtained at the swipe of a finger on your smartphone and usually at a budget that won’t trouble you. For a personal touch, you can hang family portraits, photos of pets or relatives, and even landscape photography you’ve taken on memorable trips. If you want to be unique you could consider buying art from a local artist. You have something no-one else has and are helping the local economy at the same time.
Keep it Nice
Once we get the house set up in the manner we desire, the challenge then becomes keeping the place tidy and presentable. The trick is going to be not to fall back into old habits and allow items of different styles to be present in the same space. When making any new purchases, keep your theme and style in mind. You should also ensure there are adequate storage solutions. It’s easy to organize in a way that looks good and keeps the clutter away from view. Also, when clearing away clutter consider whether the items are needed at all, and hoarding can become an issue if you get into the habit of retaining un-needed items.
So far, we’ve concentrated on what the house looks like and what our style feels like. But we’ve not talked at all about what we are going to do with our home lives? We cold firstly consider the living room. What type of TV and entertainment system should you have? Do we go for a Smart Speaker, such as the Google dot or Amazon Alexa? Or a more traditional stereo? You can easily combine both of these using a simple system. In other parts of the house, it’s worth considering if you can combine your hobbies within your living space there are a few ideas if you have a spare room. Music room, this could either be a listening room if you are a record collector, or a home studio or practice space for the musicians amongst us. The room can also be used as an arts or crafts studio. How about setting up a home gym? The possibilities are endless if you think creatively.