Home Living: Four Ways to Fall in Love with Your Home Again



“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then welcome us back for refreshment”-Melissa Michaels


When our home was new, we used to look at it with starry-eyed amazement.

We used to love coming home after a taxing day at the office and could not wait to perch our feet on ottomans, rested our heads against love seats and got ready to unwind after a long day. However, after coming home to the same place for quite a time—say five plus years now—the feeling of anticipation has long faded. Today, the relaxing practice you once did years ago would feel like an anachronistic ritual and your homes inevitably feel like dated spaces. You used to love your homes so much in the past that you did all that you possibly could to ensure that it is not only in optimal functionality but aesthetically pleasing as well. However, much like any relationship, your connection to your home can grow stale over the years causing you to get bored of your surroundings. To keep your love for your homes alive, it requires a bit of effort on your part.

Staring at the same spaces and the same decorations—from the walls, floors down to the furniture—can get tedious after a while. In this regard, all you would need to do to renew your spark of interest in your abodes is simply to update them and make them look beautiful again. However, this endeavor does not have to be costly but it does require creative effort on your part. If you have been hoping to reignite your love for your homes once more—whether that may be a condominium in Mandaluyong or elsewhere—it pays to incorporate some decorating schemes in that endeavor. So, if you have any redecorating plans this upcoming weekend, here are some of the best tips to keep in mind if you wish to fall back in love with your homes:


Utilize scents

A home should not only look aesthetically pleasing but it should smell pleasant as well. Make your homes and spaces more inviting by utilizing wax meters, candles and diffusers. Remember, our sense of smell contributes to how we feel about a certain aspect in our lives. More importantly, it is a vital aspect to our feelings of well-being and quality of life. It also has a tendency to influence our mood and would play a pivotal factor as to how long we stay in a room.


Mix it up

Enliven your spaces and rooms by mixing it up. There is no absolute need for you to stick to one particular style per room. If you feel like injecting a bit of personality to each space, you can opt to have an industrial style for your kitchen with a sparkling crystal chandelier to illuminate it. When it comes to decorating and making your spaces feel alive again, there are no limits to your imagination. However, while you are not constrained to any design rules and the like, you are encouraged to at least find a semblance of cohesion between the design aspects in such a way that they do not clash with one another. Make sure that the colors you do utilize or the forms you incorporate would flow freely together and would connect with one another.


Add some shine

Sometimes, it would take only a little sprucing up just to get our homes and spaces feel beautiful once more. Even if you only had an hour to spare, you can use it to bring back the sparkle and shine into your homes by polishing the stainless steel. Clean up. Mop the floor. Wash the windows and get rid of the clutter. Sometimes, even the simplest of things can already make a home feel beautiful. In this regard, getting rid of the mess will certainly improve a home’s overall look and would make you look forward to coming home.


Organize your stuff

Revitalize a room by getting rid of the clutter. Organize it and ensure that everything is in its proper place. Useless items or things you have not used in a while should be classified as clutter and should be discarded, thrown out, given away or sold. Keep in mind that clutter—in whatever form—can drain the energy from a room and can make it feel really stifling. In this regard, take stock of everything in the room. And by everything, we mean everything. This means you have to include whatever is inside closets, drawers and shelves. Take a look at every single item you come across and ask yourself if you truly need it. Be realistic about what you need and what you could do without. At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself what would be more important to you: Holding on to the clutter or having a more organized and ultimately, beautiful home?


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