Ways to fall in Love with your Home

POSTED BY Aubrey & Finn

In February our thoughts turn to “love” as many people celebrate St Valentines and we start to look forward to Spring and those glimpses of lighter days. 

If your home has felt a bit drab and boring in January after taking the Christmas decorations down then don’t fear, because here are a few quick and easy ways to fall back in love with your home this month!

1. Display Fresh Flowers

A quick and easy low-effort win! Adding colourful arrangements to your home can help to brighten up your spaces. Flowers are proven to bring positive energy and lift your mood, and they also often introduce a fragrant aroma to a room too!

Flowers are readily available and often reasonably priced from your local supermarket or you can spoil yourself and your home and shop at a local florist who can offer you a more curated selection of your favourite blooms!

2. Introduce pleasing Aromas

Did you know that our sense of smell affects our emotions and creativity? It’s also our most important trigger of memory, so having nice smells wafting through the rooms where you spend most of your time can make your home feel cosier and safer, and can help to lift your spirits and calm your mood. 

Why not try introducing smells from diffusers, reed diffusers, air fresheners, incense or room sprays to your home. 

Homely winter smells you could try include pine needles, cinnamon, mixed cloves and spices, chocolate chip cookies and vanilla. Small touches like this can make a huge difference.

If you’re looking to sell your house and want buyers to love your home then the three top smells guaranteed to make a sale from a recent survey are freshly baked bread, freshly brewed coffee and fresh linen! 

3. Light a Candle

Candles can bring warm light to your home, and they smell really good, plus they also encourage a calm and stress-free environment. They create ambience and you can definitely never have too many!

Add your favourite playlist a good box-set, or even a bubble bath if you’re so inclined and you’ve got a perfect evening in a place you can love spending time in.

4. Rearrange the Furniture 

Sometimes sitting in the same old chair or sitting at the same old table can get repetitive and boring. So, rearranging the furniture can help to give your room a new lease of life and you a new love of the space 

Often people will stay with the same layout, but it can be fun to keep rearranging until you find the combination that feels right. Try the TV at the other end of the room, move your arm chair into a different position or swap round your dresser and your bed. 

If you can’t move the larger pieces then try swapping round the decorations. Swap the photos in the hallway with the ones in the living room or the vase in the kitchen with the one in the bedroom. Little things like this can really help to get rid of the feeling of seeing the same old things over and over in your home. Some people also like to change table cloths or decorations by the season to have a different feel in their home at different times of the year. 

5. Change the Décor 

One way that is guaranteed to help you to love your home again is a mini renovation, so if you’re feeling up to the challenge then why not give a room a whole new makeover! 

Try a different colour scheme, or different fabrics than you’ve had previously in the room. Change the carpets or the colour of the walls, or the curtains in a room which can really change the look and feel of your space. Take a look at Pinterest for some inspiration. Adding new wall art, succulents or other plants, or even just sprucing up your sofa cushions and duvet sets can help to freshen up your home and makes it feel new again.

6. Declutter

Sometimes an over-cluttered space can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed and it can be a downward spiral, so set aside some space to declutter. If you don’t use it, need it or love it anymore then lose it! Start with a small area and spend 15 minutes clearing it out and then progress from there. Little and often is the key!

7. Keep your Home Tidy

Ok, it may be an obvious one, but having a messy home only adds to your stress levels and makes it harder to enjoy your home. Try to make sure that you make your bed every morning, put dishes in the dishwasher after a meal, keep your workspace organised, keep all your towels folded nicely. This can help to create a place you enjoy coming home to and enjoy spending time in. 

8. Keep the Garden in a neat condition

Is your garden overgrown? Are you terrified to battle it? Well caring for it may be the extra thing your home needs to help you learn to love it again. You don’t even have to do it yourself; you can hire a garden service to clear out the dead greenery and plant some new colourful plants to get your garden back to the thriving ecosystem it once was. Having a useable garden space opens a new space to entertain guests or get the kids to spend less time on their devices and more time outside. It will inevitably bring you a step closer to enjoying your living space.

9. Invite Friends over

Maybe the reason you don’t love your home anymore is because you can’t remember the last time you had some good fun in it, especially as many of us have spent so much time in our homes over the last couple of years! So, invite your friends round, have a games night, movie night or just put some music on and have fun! Order some food, have cocktails and make some happy memories. We all need time to relax with friends. 

10. Think about the good things

What sets your home apart from other ones you’ve lived in? Is it the extra cabinet space, the kitchen island, your garage, the garden, that little room in the attic that everyone thinks is so cool? You can find something positive in every home you live in and remember that home isn’t the building you live in, it’s who you choose to share it with. Family, friends or even pets. 

We hope these tips can help you fall in love with your home all over again and if you’re looking to buy, sell or rent a property, we’d love to help. Just give us a call on 01727 221290 to speak to one of the team. 


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