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Making Your Home a More Pleasant Place to Be

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We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and one message is clear- we all need to stay at home for the foreseeable future. It enables us to protect ourselves and protect others, while the health service ramps itself up to be able to cope until a vaccine is released. Since we have to be at home anyway, it makes sense to make the most of your property so it’s as pleasant and relaxing as it can possibly be. Here are some ideas for going about it.

Paint and decorate

Hardware stores are classed as essential businesses, so picking up supplies to decorate your home isn’t that difficult even in light of the current pandemic. You could also look into home delivery and click and collect orders. A coat of paint and a few decorative touches such as cushion covers, a new rug, and some new prints on the walls (all of which can be ordered online) can make such a big difference. 

Declutter and deep clean

Decluttering the home is a big job, and on a normal day, you’d probably find yourself saying how you didn’t have the time. But now with time on your hands, why not get productive? Clear out your wardrobe, pull all of your drawers out and reorganize them, clean your oven, fridge, and windows. Put soft furnishings in the wash and vacuum behind the larger pieces of furniture like beds and sofas. You’ll clear out space so the house will feel less cluttered, and will generally feel much more organized. Not only is this kind of cleaning and organizing great for your home, but it can also benefit your mental health and is even a bit of a workout. So many fantastic reasons for getting it done!

Improve the light

A home that feels dark and dingy isn’t ideal, but there’s plenty you can do to combat this if yours suffers from a lack of light. First, remove any large trees from outside- you’ll need to speak to a company offering tree services to do this safely. Next, paint the walls of your home a light shade such as white or cream, and hang a large statement mirror to bounce the light around. Finally, switch up your window dressings- very heavy curtains or blinds will block out the light you do have coming in. Choose blinds that can be moved up or down to completely expose or cover the window, and dress the window with lightweight curtains. 

Make it personal

Finally, your home is your own personal space so make it feel that way! Don’t be so caught up in making it look like a showhome that you neglect to bring your own personality in. Display photos, shelves of your favorite books, travel souvenirs, things that are meaningful to you. You’ll get much more of a sense of comfort and ‘home’ which we all need now more than ever.

What steps have you taken to make your home a more pleasant place to be?

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