Does the house or apartment you live in feel like home?
Do you experience positive feelings when you step through the front door?
Does it feel cozy, warm, and welcoming? Does it feel like your space?
Or do you feel nothing at all, other than the comfort that comes from knowing you have somewhere to live, eat, and sleep?
If your house doesn’t have that homely feeling, then there may be some very good reasons why.
If your home doesn’t reflect your life and personality, then it might resemble a furniture showroom; a place that could be attributed to anybody. You should make the house your own by adding personal pieces of memorabilia and photographs. You should buy wall decor and furniture in colours and textures that you appreciate, and not because they are in trend or because others have recommended them to you. And you should use particular rooms to reflect your hobbies, perhaps transforming a spare room into a games or craft room, for example, or, at the very least, using corners of your home to indulge in and showcase the things you enjoy.
By ‘finding your zen,’ we are referring to finding a feeling of relaxation and contentment in your home. It’s that moment when you enter a room and instantly feel at peace. But if you can’t find your zen, there might be particular reasons why. The room might be cluttered or messy, for example, so you might want to add new storage. You might have a mismatch of colours, with too many contrasts between your wall colours, flooring, and furnishings. In such a case, you might want to use a colour wheel to help you match your decor, and read articles such as the following on how to choose a rug to help you make sensible choices. And your home might be cold or in a bad state of repair, in which case you might feel stress and discomfort instead of those other warm fuzzy feelings we mentioned. If this is the case, you should consider the next point.
As suggested above, if your house is in need of repair, or if it is cold and draughty, then it won’t be very welcoming. Rather than spend time in your property then, you might prefer to spend longer hours at work or in the homes of your friends and family. If this is the case, then you might want to deal with the expense. If you don’t have the savings, this might be something you get finance for. You can then spend money insulating your home, dealing with any pressing repairs, and if need be, renovating your home in other ways to ensure it’s fit to live in. You might then enjoy coming home, because yes, it will actually feel like a home and not a hellhole that causes you grief and stress!
Have you related to this article? If your home doesn’t ‘feel like home’ because of what I have suggested, then it might be time to do something about it. You will then have that lovely feeling of coming back to your happy place; that place that exudes a homely atmosphere.
Take care, and thanks for reading.