Friday, March 17, 2017

The Details That Make The Difference At Home

There’s nothing that says home like a homely feeling. Unfortunately, this doesn’t come in the package when you buy a house. The homely feeling is something that homeowners have to develop with a lot of care and love. Naturally, there’s the importance of good furniture and an elegant and self-assured sense of decoration. But there’s something else that makes your house a home. The secret is in the details, in all the little things that you don’t fully register but that impress your mind durably. Details are notoriously difficult to identify and reproduce. After all, everyone reacts differently to a variety of stimuli. But there are, thankfully, a few elements that you can try at home successfully and easily.

Baby, I Look So Good

With homes like with people, the first impression is decisive. Therefore it comes as no surprise to homeowners that the outdoors aspect matters just as much as the indoors. Indeed, you should look for ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. What does this mean, you might ask. The answer is simple: It means that there is more to your property than the interior décor. As a result, what people see when they come to your home, and what you see when you come back from work every evening, is important and will define how you feel about the property. This calls for a clean and clear driveway that allows you to park in front of the house. Your facade, door, and windows need to appear sturdy and weatherproof, which means that it might indeed be time for a renovation project. Finally, if you have chosen to plant flowers in front of the house, make sure you don’t forget to water them! In short, make the first impression count.  

Modern Age Home

Homely houses are practical. This means that, while they are designed to keep you safe from the external elements, they have also moved with their time. However cute a little countryside cottage might look like, you won’t describe it as homely if it has not electricity or heating system. Your home is a place that makes your life easier, and this is why modern homes are equipped with the latest tech trends. A heating system that you can manage from your smartphone, wherever you are in the world, is part of the essential gear that your comfortable nest needs. Additionally, with the current movement towards a green life, your modern home should embrace renewable energy to ensure that your children, the future generation, will still have a planet to live on.

Sweet Senses

Finally, it’s not called a home sweet home for no reason. Your sense of smell, for instance, is directly connected to the production of endorphin, also called the happiness hormone. So maximize the use of sweet scented candles if you want to be happy to be at home. You can pick your favorite brand or try your hand at making your own DIY candle, especially if you are lucky enough to have plenty of scented flowers and herbs in your garden. Remember that natural smells work best to create a homely feeling. So stay away from bubblegum and candy scented candles and have a look for rose, jasmine, lavender and orange blossom scents. A candle lit in the living room can completely change the feeling in your home.

Some small changes can make your home a very relaxing haven. Whats your idea of a relaxed home?
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xoxo,
Therese
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