Your home is your pride, and in order to enjoy it as much as possible, there are some small additions you can make that will make it much more comfortable – from adjusting the lighting to installing a water softener system.
With these 7 tips, you can improve your home’s aesthetic and lift your mood and wellbeing.
A great way to make your home more comfortable is to start with the lighting. A room with a lot of white, stark lighting can feel clinical, whereas warm, yellow lighting can increase coziness (especially in living rooms and bedrooms).
Fill your living room with lamps that have a soft, yellow glow and make sure the lampshades dim the harshness of the bulb. Candlelight and fire-light will also create a really cozy feel.
2. Position your workspace near a window
Artificial light can negatively affect your mood, your motivation, and your inspiration. If you work from home, a good thing to do is to position your workspace next to a window and open all the curtains so you get as much natural light as possible. This will mean you get a good dose of Vitamin D, and you’ll be at your most productive.
Adding textiles and fabrics is another great way of making your home more comfortable. Layer your living room seating area with an abundance of cushions and throws, so you and your family can get snug in front of the TV or around the fire.
For rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, textile curtains and thick rugs will help create a comfortable feel.
It has been scientifically proven that certain smells can affect your mood, so whatever makes you happy, scent your home accordingly.
For example, lavender is a scent that will induce great relaxation – as with vanilla. So, an hour before bed light a lavender or vanilla-based candle in your living space or bedroom to get your mind and body ready for rest.
The mornings are when you need to feel stimulated and sprightly, and citrus scents can help with this, so place a citrus diffuser in your kitchen and bathrooms to keep the air smelling fresh and light.
Or, if the smell of baking makes your heart soar, endeavor to bake once a week to fill the house with the smell of sweet dough and spices. (Or, burn a candle that smells like baking.)
5. Water Softener System
Hard water can negatively impact the health of your hair and skin and can cause limescale buildup in faucets and showerheads. If you live in areas that have hard water – Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Indiana in the US; the south of England; Adelaide, Australia – you may benefit from installing a water softener system to make your home more comfortable.
Soft water tastes nicer, will make you feel cleaner, makes a thick lather with soaps and will increase the moisture of your skin and hair, so what are you waiting for?
6. Under-floor heating
Even in warmer climates, flooring in homes can be cold and walking on them with bare feet can feel quite unpleasant. If you want to improve the comfort of your home, consider under-floor heating – suitable for all floor types: stone, wood, tile, carpet, etc.
Installing under-floor in your kitchen and bathroom, for example, will make getting out of bed in the morning so much easier. What’s more, it will increase the value of your home – should you ever come to sell it.
Having plants in your home will improve the air quality of your home and make it look more inviting. You don’t have to go overboard either – a small houseplant on the kitchen windowsill or coffee table will brighten up the whole house.
With these 7 tips, you can make your house a home!