Human beings have a nasty habit of returning to their baseline level of happiness. It doesn’t matter how well our lives are going (or how badly, for that matter), eventually we go back to our original state.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. But when it comes to your home, it can leave you always wanting more. That’s why, in this post, we indulge in some positive thinking.
Here, you’ll learn how to fall back in love with your home and get the most out of it, even if you have been living in it for years.
Choose Ten Items You No Longer Need (& Donate Them)
First, start by thinking about how you might declutter your existing spaces. Often, we fall out of love with our homes because they feel messy or untidy.
Go around your rooms and pick up ten things you know you don’t need anymore and donate them. If possible, try to choose large, bulky items that are just a waste of space. Once you get rid of those ten things, you can move onto the next ten and the next ten, until your house is clear of all of the objects that are bringing it down.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Next, try rearranging your furniture and see how it makes you feel. Often, it’ll give you the sense that you’ve fully renovated your rooms and you’re living in a brand new property. Something as simple as changing the layout of the lounge furniture can make a tremendous difference.
Put Your Collections On Display
Putting your collections on display is a great way to make yourself fall back in love with your home. It helps you make your home more personal – something that modern builds can lack sometimes. Your collection could be anything from scarves to paintings.
Improve Your Living Room Decor
Often, there’s no need to buy a new house. All you need to do is implement some living room decor ideas.
Things like painting the rooms a new colour or adding furniture can make all the difference in the world. You can also play around with lighting or change your window dressing, usually at low cost.
Make Your Home Smell Better
Over time, we tend to stop noticing the smell of our homes. Eventually, it just blends into the background and we don’t think about it. But that doesn’t mean that it plays no role in how we feel. Even if you can’t smell something directly, it still interacts with nerve receptors in your nose.
Adding new, fresh scents to a home can change how you perceive it. Great scents to use include lavender and mint. However, diffusers come in practically every herbal and floral scent imaginable today.
Invite People Over
Lastly, perhaps you’ve fallen out of love with your home because it feels so empty. If so, try inviting people over as the regulations allow. Filling your home with conversation and laughter is a great way to associate it with more positive things, not negatives.