Do you feel like your home is getting old and tired? Does it seem like you’re just not connecting with the space anymore?
If you’ve been living in the same house for years, chances are that your feelings towards it have also changed. It can be difficult to keep up the enthusiasm for a space when we haven’t changed much about it in that time.
But don’t despair – there are lots of simple ways to rekindle the love for your home, and make it feel like a brand new dream home again! All you need is some gentle guidance and a little effort.
In this article, I’ll show you 12 clever tips and tricks that will help you love your home all over again. From simple arrangements to decluttering and rearranging furniture, these ideas will help put the spark back into your home!
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- Why is it important to love your home
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Why is it important to love your home
Loving your home is important, not just because it’s where you live, but also because it has a big impact on your overall wellbeing. Where you live should be a safe and comfortable place where you can escape from the stressors of everyday life.
The energy of the space can influence how we feel, and if our home feels uninspiring or dull then this might be reflected in our mood and general outlook.
Loving your home encourages enjoyment of the space, beauty, and function it offers. Being able to truly appreciate the features of your home allows for connectedness with the environment which in turn can provide happiness, comfort, joy, and contentment.
And creatively expressing yourself through décor and other designs within a home provides affirmation that this space belongs to you, further encouraging pride in ownership along with cosiness and pleasure associated with being surrounded by familiarity or meaningfully elements.
So, as you can see, it pays to invest some time into making your home a place you love to be.
12 ways to love your home again
#1 Find the light
The first step to loving your home is admitting that no matter how big or small, there is some beauty in every space.
To start, make it a priority to fill your home with as much natural light as possible. Natural light has been proven to lift people’s mood and helps promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Adding more light into a room can also dramatically improve its look, so start looking for ways to allow natural light into your home.
Open curtains or add mirrors near windows; these simple changes can make a huge difference when it comes to brightening up any living area.
If you live in a space without windows, consider investing in some bright lamps or LED lighting to simulate the effects of sunlight.
#2 Purge what you don’t need
Decluttering is essential for any home makeover and will help you to reclaim the cluttered space in your house.
We tend to collect things over time that don’t actually add value to our lives or homes. Going through your belongings and getting rid of what’s no longer needed will create more visual space and make whatever furniture and items you decide to keep stand out more as well.
Go through each room and assess what items you have that you don’t need or use anymore. These can range from unnecessary pieces of furniture taking up precious floor space to old magazines, clothes, and knick-knacks.
Oftentimes, the act of decluttering can help you to appreciate what you have and create a renewed sense of love for your home.
#3 Bring nature inside
Plants are a great way to add life into spaces – even if it’s just an artificial flower arrangement or planter box on your windowsill. Plus they act as air purifiers while providing soothing colors too!
If you’re anything like me, then foolproof house plants are a must. Fortunately, there are plenty of plants that can survive with minimal care – from succulents and cacti to herbs like mint and basil.
If plants aren’t really your thing, then find other natural elements you can incorporate like rocks or large driftwood pieces that lend atmosphere without creating clutter.
If all else fails, buy yourself a bunch of fresh flowers!
#4 Do a deep clean
A deep clean of your entire house is a great way to begin to love your space again. Wiping down surfaces and vacuuming carpets can help to make a room feel brand new while all the cleaning products you use will give off fresh scents that make it all worthwhile.
When it comes to deep cleaning, less is more.
Start at the top of each room and work your way down one section at a time. From vacuuming, dusting and wiping down surfaces all the way to scrubbing bathroom fixtures and mopping floors, this methodical approach will keep you focused on finishing one task before moving onto another. It also ensures that dirt won’t move around during the process instead of actually being removed.
In the end, a deep clean can be just what you need to truly appreciate and love your home again.
#5 Rearrange your space regularly
One of the easiest ways to love your home again is by rearranging it regularly. Just moving things around can give rooms a brand new perspective.
This doesn’t mean having to move every piece of furniture in your house every week, but instead making small adjustments to create a fresh look within a functional space. For example, try moving furniture around or swapping art pieces between different wall spaces. Or, change the placement of smaller items like books, lamps, and decorative objects.
These small changes will help to create a feeling of renewal while also giving you an opportunity to express yourself in your space. And if you don’t like it, just rearrange it back!
This process also allows for experimentation which might reveal new ways of using existing items within your home!
#6 Hang art or create a gallery wall
Art can really help to personalise a space and make it feel like yours. It doesn’t have to be expensive – even inexpensive prints can add a touch of personality and color to your home décor.
A gallery wall involves arranging several pieces of art together to form an impactful display that can be changed and reworked as often as you like. Check out the calming gallery wall I created in my bedroom using sustainable prints from Poster Store.
Hanging artwork helps to draw the eye away from cluttered areas and give any room an energising boost – because who doesn’t love looking at beautiful art?
Alternatively, hang family photos or personal mementos to bring a sense of comfort into your home. No matter what you choose, art is an easy way to make your space feel more like you.
#7 Change your routine
Routines can get stale and dull over time, so it’s important to mix things up every once in a while. Changing your daily routine is an easy way to revive the energy in your home.
Little things like having your morning coffee sitting outdoors rather than at the dining table or lunching in the garden instead of at the kitchen counter can help to break up the monotony and use your space in different ways.
You can also start a new hobby like yoga or gardening so that you’re doing something completely new in your home environment. Not only will it help to keep things interesting but it has the potential to bring some much needed peace into your daily life.
These subtle changes will help to keep you engaged while also giving your home a new and exciting feel.
#8 Enjoy the little things
The little things are what make a house a home.
From your favourite mug to the flowers you bought on a whim, it’s the small details that can really help you to love your home again. Take the time to enjoy the things that make you happy and fill your space with items that bring you joy, letting go of anything that doesn’t.
When you come home, take a few minutes to appreciate all of the little details that make your house yours. Whether it’s the scent of your favourite candle burning or an ever-growing collection of books, these everyday items can help you to love your home again and remind you why this place is worth appreciating.
#9 Create a calming space
Stress-free spaces within the home are essential for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The first step in creating a calming space is setting realistic relaxation goals for yourself and deciding what atmosphere will work best for those goals. This may include reducing stress levels, winding down after work, developing spiritual development, etc.
Once you know your relaxation goals, choose an area in your home where you can easily access the activities that will help achieve them. This spot should have enough privacy so that outside noise or distractions don’t interfere with your ‘me time’.
Introducing calming elements like soft lighting, scented candles and gentle music can help to create a peaceful atmosphere. Aromatherapy diffusers are great for releasing fragrances like lavender or eucalyptus which are also known to have calming effects.
#10 Feature treasured items
Treasured items can be a great way to love your home again.
Whether it’s a piece of art, a vintage item, or something you picked up on vacation, featuring treasured items within your home can help to create an atmosphere that is both meaningful and inviting.
When selecting treasured items for your home, think about what speaks to you and brings joy. It could be anything from a framed photo of a loved one to sentimental items or a souvenir from a special trip. Whatever it may be, it will have a personal meaning and will bring you happiness whenever you look at it.
#11 Add colour
Colour can bring life back into an old, worn-out looking room. But, don’t worry. You don’t have to go painting the entire house to embrace the power of colour!
Simply adding pops of colour through wall art, accent pieces, cushions and rugs can help to create a vibrant environment. Consider using bold colours like teal, emerald green or magenta to inject more energy into your home. If those are too much for you, softer shades such as light blue and yellow can give a room a more relaxed and soothing feel.
Choose colours that reflect your personality, as this will make your space even more inviting. You can also use colour to draw attention away from any parts of the house you don’t like as much. Whatever you do, just remember: colour is one of the easiest and most effective ways to fall in love with your home.
#12 Introduce Hygge
Hygge is a Danish concept that revolves around creating an atmosphere of contentment and cosiness.
This can be achieved by embracing simple pleasures, such as warm beverages, hearty meals, soft lighting and cozy blankets. It’s about taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life to enjoy the small things, like a crackling fire or a leisurely walk through the park.
Bringing hygge into your home can be as simple as snuggling up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa, or lighting some scented candles to create an inviting atmosphere. The key is to slow down and savour the moments that make life special.
By incorporating hygge into your home, you can create a space that is both comfortable and inviting. And, it will help remind you why your home is worth cherishing.
If you’re ready to love your home again, it’s time to start embracing these 12 tips. From decluttering to introducing Hygge, there are plenty of ways to rekindle your love for this special place. So go forth and enjoy the process of bringing new life into your home!