Creating A More Pleasant Home Environment

Declutter Home Environment-Chispa MagazineIt’s important to feel happy with the appearance of your household. Maybe you’re working from home and you’re starting to feel a little agitated by the cramped nature of your house, or maybe you simply don’t like returning to a house that’s untidy and lackluster in design. Your home should be a haven from the rest of the world. No matter what kind of day you’re having, your house should be a source of comfort and relaxation. You should be able to binge-watch a Netflix show in peace or invite friends over for coffee and a chat without feeling stressed out by your surroundings. Here’s some advice that should help you to create a more pleasant home environment.

A home should feel open and inviting. The first step towards creating a more pleasant home environment is to create a more spacious home environment. After all, a cozy household shouldn’t feel cramped and cluttered. That’s why you need to start by sorting through your belongings and getting rid of anything you no longer need. It’s time to think about what you really want to keep in your house. You’ll be left with the elements of your house that you truly love; none of your favorite design pieces have to be buried beneath mess. Of course, you also need to organize your remaining possessions more effectively. Spaciousness is a matter of perception. For example, you could add more shelving units or wall-mounted cabinets to your kitchen to create additional storage space for your crockery and other kitchen utensils. That way, you won’t have to leave pans on countertop surfaces because you’ve run out of places to store things. Making your house feel “open” is about storing things neatly so that you utilize the space in each room effectively. Take a look at the picture above. Doesn’t that kitchen look more pleasant without cluttered surfaces? Those cabinets are probably packed full of kitchen tools, but the room looks tidy.

Another way in which you could make your home more spacious is convert one or more of your rooms. Of course, we’re talking about rooms that are otherwise unused; your attic, basement, or garage are perfect examples. If you’ve successfully decluttered then you should be able to turn these rooms into more than just storage zones for holiday decorations and DIY tools. You could create a games room for the family to enjoy or even a guest bedroom for visitors. You might even want to look into carports so that you have somewhere to safely store and shelter your vehicle if you want to convert the garage. Extending your household is about getting creative with the space you have available on your property. You can definitely make your home more welcoming if you make it bigger. Whether you live in a cottage or a three-story house, everybody wants to be able to move freely around their home. It’s important that you create open spaces.

Lighting massively impacts interior design. Being a good interior designer is about more than simply picking up contemporary furnishings and throwing them into your house; it’s about getting a feel for each room on an individual basis. Most importantly, it’s about considering the lighting in each room. Light plays a big part in the appearance of your home’s interior. A dimly-lit room isn’t going to look good even if it’s brimming to the surface with luxurious aesthetic pieces and modern furnishings. You need to find ways to use light effectively in your home. For example, you should use the color white wherever possible; it naturally reflects light, and that would really brighten up rooms in your house. Mirrors achieve the same effect.

Of course, you need to think about more than just natural lighting. Utilizing daylight to make your house look good is a smart idea, but you need to think about the way rooms are going to look once the sun sets. Make sure you consider the appropriate artificial lighting to use in your household. Again, it’s about gauging the nature of each room. You need to use soft and warm lighting in places such as the living room and the bedrooms because these are rooms for relaxation. The kitchen and the bathroom, however, need bright lighting to help you see what you’re doing (e.g. cooking a meal or checking for blemishes on your face). You need to feel comfortable in your own home, so you should make sure you choose appropriate lighting to suit the intended vibe of a room.

Nature can add some color to each room. One of the best ways to create a more pleasant home environment is to bring nature into your home. A few flowers and plants could really brighten up the place and give rooms some natural color. Plants can also improve air quality, so that’ll create a more pleasant home environment in terms of freshening up each room as well as aesthetically improving your household. Don’t underestimate the power of nature to really transform the appearance of your home.

The garden is a part of your house. Whilst we all find time to mow the lawn, many of us neglect more extensive gardening duties unless it’s a passion. However, looking after your garden is just as important as looking after any other room in your house. It might seem like a separate entity because it’s outdoors, but it’s still a part of your property. You still have to look out of your kitchen or living room window and seeing your garden sitting there. You should be able to look out of your window and see more than a trimmed lawn. It’s time to create a more exciting outdoor space. Plant some new flowers to really spruce up the place, and create a patio area if you don’t already have one. With some decking and a few comfortable chairs, you could have a cozy relaxation zone to admire the natural beauty of your garden on warm summer evenings.

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Mia Guerra

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine
Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.