Friday, December 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home: How To Create A Home That You Can Be Proud Of

We should all be proud of our homes. Your home represents who you are. It's a way that you show your personality off to the world. Not to mention being the place where you create and share memories with the people that you love. The worst thing is when you find yourself feeling ashamed of your home. Perhaps you even try to discourage people from coming to visit because you don't want them to see it. Not only will this make any time that you spend in your home feel unpleasant, but it's also going to result in a vicious cycle that keeps your home feeling less and less comfortable and welcoming. But don't worry, even if things seem difficult, there is always a way to bring your home back to life. Here are just a few simple tips for making your home a place to be proud of.

Keep it clean

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Most of us are aware that it's a good idea to keep your home clean and tidy. But you'd be surprised how many of us don't really make good on that promise. Sure, you might keep things vaguely organized and tidy. But how often do you really deep clean your home? This is the sort of thing that people tend to neglect until it gets bad enough that they decide it's finally time to roll up their sleeves and get to it. By this point, it's probably turned into a pretty significant job which will require a lot of work. Instead of letting that happen, try to give your home a serious clean at least once a week, that way it will be a more pleasant environment all the time, and you will also end up having to put in a lot less work overall.

Update your style

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Sometimes it's not as simple as your home being untidy or dirty. Sometimes no matter what you do, your home ends up feeling drab, dull and lifeless. If that's the case, then it's time to start looking at your furnishings. When was the last time you changed any of your furniture? Nothing brings the feeling of a room down than lumpy, torn, stained furniture. It might seem like a small change but improving the furniture around your house can often make it feel like a totally new environment. There are plenty of places where you can shop for luxury homeware and furniture online and bring some new life into your home.

Make it personal

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There's just something eery about walking into someone's house and not being able to see any personality in it. As if they've just started living in a showroom. Make sure that your home shows off at least a little bit of who you are. Whether that's through art, pictures of family and friends or items that have a story behind them. That personal touch turns your home into a place that could only ever belong to you. That way, it's much more likely to be the kind of place that you're happy to show off to people.

xxo
Kim

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