Want to have a better life? Did you know this can be done by improving your home design? Here are some tips for home improvement and interior design enthusiasts who want to live better and happier.
- Look out for maintenance needs
If something is damaged or broken, repair that first. Eyesores do nothing to make you happy. You might not realise it but subconsciously, broken and damaged things make us more lenient to clutter and mess – so keep everything in shipshape to avoid this.
Keep your space as clear and clean as possible – this means getting rid of cobwebs on your ceiling, as well as doing things you probably never thought of doing like cleaning your uPVC window frames. Yep, they also need a wipe down from time to time!
You’ll be happier and healthier in a clean space. This sounds like some basic advice but sometimes we don’t even realise that something is dirty (we haven’t looked at the underneath or back side of it, for instance). Try to keep your interior in such a way that makes cleaning easier – don’t push your furniture all the way to the back of the wall for instance.
- Break your own rules
Variety truly is the spice of life, so don’t be surprised when you get bored after a while of living in a home that never changes. This is why you should break your own rules from time to time. Give yourself the opportunity to have a new lease on life.
For some, this means splashing out on a statement piece that speaks to their soul. For others, reigning in the amount of stuff in a space could be a breath of fresh air. Whatever your addiction is, try to reverse it a little.
This will put you in a refreshing mental space that will allow you to truly think outside the box and rejuvenate the relationship you have with your home. Make a drastic change if you’re feeling bored. The good thing about interiors is that they can always be changed!
- Don’t be afraid of bright colours
In our era of neutral colour schemes, you have to be a bit bold to go for bright colours. Don’t be afraid to launch yourself! You don’t have to buy a emerald sofa, of course, but you can start with a rug or a throw and see how you feel.
Bright colours make spaces truly energetic – you’ll be more willing to be active when there are bright colours around. This is why strategically employing vibrant tones in places where you want the energy to be flowing – the living room, dining room and kitchen for instance – could really improve your relationship with your home.
Plus, who wants a drab house? This is the danger of overdoing it with the neutral and beige. Alright, they are timeless, but what do they do to add a special touch or a smidgen of character to your interior design?
- Make it meaningful
Bring your own life, family, memories and experiences to your interior design. Many examples we see in magazines and online are purposefully devoid of personal items, but this needn’t be the case for you. Showcase souvenirs that mean something to you, or blow up a beloved family picture to hang in a statement frame.
If you have meaningful pieces of your life prominently displayed in your home, you’ll be more likely to remember what’s important in life and focus on what makes you happy.
You don’t have to make huge changes in order to alter your relationship with your home, and thus your life! However, if you do want to make a big change, you’ll want to do it in the best way possible. Looking to replace your windows? This post was written by folks at www.window24.ie, where you can request quotes and save money on new windows.