5 Ways to Love Your Home
Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’ve been in your space for many years, loving where you live is important. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 5 ways you can make your home a place you’re proud of.
Make it Personal
Display photos of your favorite memories with loved ones or try painting an accent wall in your favorite color and using that color in your accessories. Create an art gallery to display your kids’ artwork in a creative fashion. Showcase your Star Wars lightsaber collection (or any of your other favorite collectibles). Whatever makes you, you, give it its own special place in your home where you will see it regularly. Adding a personal touch goes a long way in making your home feel like your own.
Add Natural Beauty
Buy a plant or flowers to add a touch of nature to your home. Many living plants are air purifiers, bringing an actual breath of fresh air into your home. Don’t have a green thumb? These plants are low maintenance and air purifying (win-win). Plants and flowers also boost your mood when you see them, which can be especially helpful during the cold and dreary winter months when you’re dreaming about spring & summer.
Create a Zen Area
Create an area in your home that is dedicated to peace and relaxation. Whether it’s a special reading nook for you to cozy up with your favorite book in or a space dedicated to meditation, prayer or yoga, find a place in your home (or your garden) where you can retreat when you need time to reconnect with yourself and re-focus your mind.
Clean, De-clutter and Organize
Seeing a mess can cause definite stress, so keeping your home clean, organized, and de-cluttered is key to enjoying your home. Before you purchase any new items, find 10 items and either donate (if they’re in good condition) or throw them away (if they’re broken). Purchase some inexpensive storage containers at the Dollar Store or your local thrift shop to help manage the mess. You can even turn cleaning and de-cluttering into a game: set a timer for 10 minutes and see how much you can de-clutter and organize before the timer runs out.
Have an Attitude of Gratitude
It can be easy to focus on all of the areas that your home lacks – maybe it’s a fixer-upper and you haven’t been able to make those improvements yet (if you need financing, we can help). Taking time to remember the reasons you said “yes” to this home in the first place can help you realize that there is plenty to be grateful for. Practice gratitude and give thanks for all that your house has been able to provide you. When you count your blessings instead of your shortcomings, you instantly feel happier and more satisfied.
If you’re looking for a new home to LOVE, contact your local Inlanta Mortgage loan adviser today!