As we’re spending an increasing amount of time at home, our homes must provide a comfortable living environment. Whether it’s for working at home or relaxing after a long day of zoom calls, we need to make sure our houses are as livable as they can be. It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to developing your home interiors. With so many rooms, we can find it hard to know what to prioritize. There are a few ways you can help break down such a mammoth task and get to tackling the less-desirable parts of your home to revamp them and make them more livable and enjoyable.
CREATE COMFORTABLE PLACES TO REST
During Coronavirus times, we’ve had to adapt to eat, sleep, work, and relax all under one roof. For a lot of us, this is an unnatural development, which has left us at a loss when it comes to winding down for the day. When your workspace is in such close quarters with your leisure areas, it can be difficult for the brain to differentiate between the two.
You need to assign areas in the home with relaxation and others with work. The pros over at PrimeMassageChairs.com say that you should designate your favorite comfy chair as a relaxation place, not to be sat in until work is complete. Other spaces, like your desk, should only be used during your office hours. By doing this, when you settle down in the comforting arms and plush seat of your favorite chair at the end of the day, you’re telling your brain that the workday is over and it’s time to relax.
ADD DECOR THAT YOU LOVE
Having comfortable furniture to relax into is important, but having enjoyable surroundings will only enrich this experience. A few ways you can do this are: paint the walls in your favorite colors, have photos of loved ones around the room, and hang artwork on the walls. To make your home as livable as possible, you need to love the space you’re in. By doing this, you’re going to enjoy your home a lot more, helping you feel safe and content, and creating a fulfilling living environment.
UPDATE YOUR APPLIANCES AT THE RIGHT TIME
We’re all guilty of leaving it too late; it’s only when the toaster blows up or the kettle packs in that we’re reminded that our home appliances are way past their sell-by date. Eliminate the unnecessary stress and update your home appliances at the right time. Is that old coffee machine starting your day off on the wrong foot with its nasty habit of withholding your morning coffee? Upgrade your machine and ensure you start your day satisfied, with no unnecessary stress or frustration in your own home.
INSTALL PRACTICAL STORAGE
Organizing your house practically and functionally is going to improve your living conditions drastically. We’re all been in a rush looking for something we can’t find and forgetting that ‘safe’ space we squirreled it away. Avoid this unnecessary frustration and implement an organizational system at home. Install practical storage spaces for those overflowing bags and boxes, label things you can never seem to find, and make your home a clean and tidy place to live in.
HAVE A CLEANING AND DECLUTTERING SCHEDULE
Cleaning can be a chore, but we always feel at our best in a freshly cleaned home. Rather than doing the odd bit here and there when you can’t be bothered, having a strict cleaning schedule can make your house a more livable environment. Existing in a chaotic and untidy environment is going to make your home harder to live in. Once you’ve put practical storage in place, make sure you use it; put appliances and paperwork back where they belong after use.
Don’t let the messiness and untidiness pile on top of you; this can cause you to resent your home and avoid putting in the effort to make it a more livable place. With cleaning and tidying, it’s good to focus on the outcome rather than the task. Try not to focus on the task at hand, but how good you’ll feel once you’re living in a freshly cleaned home.
Make 2021 the year you finally tackle the state of your home. 2020 has been unpredictable in some of the most extreme ways possible. We don’t know what 2021 will bring, but 2020 has taught us how profoundly our exterior surroundings can affect our interior wellbeing. By making small but effective changes to your home, you can make it a more livable and enjoyable space for the year to come and beyond.