Has your love affair with your home started to fizzle? Here are 5 ways to help you fall in love with your home all over again:
1. Clean Up
A deep clean can help you see the good in your home. Scrubbing tile grout, shampooing carpets and scrubbing baseboards can make floors look good as new. Give your windows a good clean for more natural light.
2. Ask for feedback
Your friends and family probably have great ideas on how to improve your home. They're outside the situation, so they can really see what needs doing. Don’t stress about what they may say, just use their help to make your home even better.
3. Take a style risk
Don’t be scared to be bold and different! If you think something would look good in your home, don’t hesitate. Try a bold new wall texture or color. Experiment with wallpaper or buy that new modern couch you’re crushing on.
Taking a frustration and transforming it into a pleasure is sometimes as simple as getting the right organizational system in place. De-clutter your space with a yard sale or donate gently used items. A good rule of thumb for cleaning out your closet – if you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. Yes, this is easier said than done, but it’s worth keeping in mind.
5. Get grateful
The most important thing in your home isn't your decor; it's your people or pets. If you do nothing else, you can cultivate a profound sense of love for your home simply by getting grateful for the shelter and environment it provides for your family.