If you used to love your home when you first moved in, but now you try to avoid inviting friends and distant family members over, often finding an excuse to eat out at night, it might be time to think about making some small changes that will make a big difference in your comfort and convenience. Find out below what you can do to feel better at home and enjoying spending the night in again.
In case you look around and find your home lifeless and dull, you might want to add some simple colourful items, such as a floral throw on the sofa, or a landscape canvas image over the fireplace. You can replace your tired looking carpets for only a few hundred pounds per room, and improve your comfort. Make sure you get a luxury underlay, so you will feel better as soon as you get in and kick off your shoes.
Creative Flexible Storage
If finding space for everything is a challenge, you could buy some ottoman furniture that can be used as a table, extra seating, as well as storage. Put your blankets, kids’ toys, and extra cushions away, without having to buy another wardrobe or sideboard. You can find plenty of creative storage ideas on home improvement blogs for inspiration.
When your heating and insulation is letting you down, it might be time to get your windows and doors checked and get your boiler serviced. If there are cold spots in your home, get a professional to look at the condition of your walls, or get infrared panels installed to keep you warm in your bedroom or in the living room on cold winter nights.
Clear Your Dining Area
You want to look forward to family dinners, and this means that your dining area has to be clear and inviting. Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong there, including letters and toys, and decorate the area with family photos, colourful images, and plaques. Get a sideboard for your cutlery and plates, and make sure that the chairs are comfortable. You might want to invest in an expandable dining table to utilise space better.
You need to go through your drawers, cupboards, and wardrobes every few months, to make sure that you are not hoarding useless things. Freeing up space can help you redesign your living area, and make the most out of your space. Once you declutter, you might find that you don’t really need that old cabinet, and can have more space in your bedroom.
To look forward to romantic or family nights at home, you might want to install some mood lights for the night. Instead of having a standard ceiling or standing lamp, you can get colour changing creative lighting solutions that will make you feel relaxed at home.
Whether you find your home dull, colourless, or cluttered, you can transform your living area into a desirable and inviting space that makes you feel relaxed and content on cold winter nights.