How to love the home you live in

By on January 2, 2018

What does your dream home look like? You may have seen it as someone else’s home, however, no matter how grand and luxurious that image is,  don’t let it ruin your relationship with the living space you have now.

Chances are, you have a love-hate relationship with your home and there’s always that one thing you don’t like about the space you live in. whether it be the layout or lack of freedom (we feel you, renters), there are ways you can look past these downsides and embrace the good in your own home.

How to love the home you live in

Clean the house

General cleaning shouldn’t only be done in Spring Season. Schedule a day a few times per month for general cleaning and if your time permits, do daily vacuuming to keep your house tidy and neat. Vacuuming is especially a must if you have pets around.

During house cleaning, purge and declutter as you go through each room. There may be unnecessary knickknacks around the house you can either throw away or hide away. And about that infamous “chair” in your bedroom that catches all the clothes (clean/dry)? Clean it up. Make sure to put good music on to set you in a good mood while cleaning.

Display artworks

There’s nothing more luxurious-looking that unique and fantastic artworks for everyone to see. In addition to that, art showcases personality and style in a home. If you’re an artist or a crafts person, put your work on display—hang it on the walls or on your coffee table. These are nice things to see when you come home from a long day at work and for your visitors to take notice. These are the things that brighten your home. 

Bring in a houseplant

There’s nothing more uplifting and mood-boosting than seeing a touch of greenery indoors. This is especially much needed for renters who don’t have the luxury of a backyard or garden. Houseplants can bring life to an otherwise dull and boring space.

If you feel like your space is lacking on something, maybe a succulent or other houseplant is the key to improve it. They’re certainly a nice addition to your home for they not only give your space a bit of an uplift as it cleans the air but also improves your overall well-being.

Embrace the good stuff 

Let’s face it: your dream home is far-fetched and the one you live in right, the home you can actually afford, is just right for where you are in your life right now. Stop comparing what you have to others. That’s a sad way of living. You may not love the layout or the small kitchen, and you may not have the liberty to paint the walls and do small renovations, but these are small problems you can work around with.

You’re lucky to have a small bedroom with a door, others are forced to deal with an open space floor plan. You may not have a dishwasher but did you know that handwashing allows you to clean the dishes better? 

Be happy and content

The reality is you have a nice space to live and sleep in while there are people out there who live in huts or worse, homeless. Imagine what life is like for them and who knows, maybe someone out there has a dream home that looks just like your home.

When times hit that you’re dissatisfied about not having the means to buy a luxury item for your home, take a moment to clear your mind and think about how you have enough and these “wants” can wait or fade. The important thing is: you have a strong shelter to keep cozy in on hazardous weather. That’s how lucky you are so, be content with what you have.

With just a few home makeovers, DIYs, decorations, repairs, and a good cleaning, you can live and be happy in your abode even when it’s not in the same neighborhood as your favorite Hollywood actor.

About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.

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