After a year spent in and out of lockdown, the four walls of your home may seem like the very last place you want to begin building your new dream life.
After all, most of our priorities involve reunions with friends, catching up with major life events, and enjoying those everyday experiences we have so desperately missed.
But home is where the heart is, or so they say, and with these five simple tips you can transform your humble abode into the palatial haven of your dreams.
Throw it out
Tidying up is all well and good.
But when you’re out of storage space, it’s simply impossible to clear away all your clutter. Instead, you’ll find it haunting every nook and cranny. So surely there must come a point where enough is enough?
If you’re struggling to part with these less-than-necessary articles, invest a couple of hours into the Marie Kondo method. Go through everything you own and consider whether or not it sparks joy. And if not? Off to the charity shop it goes.
At the end, you should be left with only the things you really need or love, and your clutter should be well on its way to a happy new home – and most importantly, out of yours.
Like we said. All the tidying in the world isn’t going to make a bit of difference if your home isn’t tidy at the end of it. And the same goes for cleanliness!
In fact, if anything, dispensing of all your clutter will simply draw attention to the dust and the grime, so your next step is a thorough deep clean.
Most of us hate cleaning, but in actual fact, it can be deeply therapeutic – throw on your favourite tunes and dance like nobody’s watching.
And if you’re faced with any trickier jobs that can’t be polished off in an afternoon, it may be worth calling in some extra help. For instance, if your carpets are looking worse for wear, Chem-Dry Huddersfield can give them a new lease of life with a professional deep clean. Equally, if you don’t fancy climbing a ladder to get your windows done, it may be worth getting a local window cleaner in – for your safety, if nothing else!
Light up your life
Mood lighting is all the rage right now, and you can transform any room into a calm and peaceful escape with the right lighting accessories.
For instant, these TikTok-approved sunset lights are a favourite at the moment with those who want to imbue their home with summer vibes. Meanwhile, fairy lights are fantastic for a homely vibe with just a touch of low-lit magic.
Smart devices are all the rage right now, especially in the home.
And granted, they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But chances are you already own one anyway – whether it’s your phone, tablet or Alexa speaker.
In the era of streaming services, Smart TVs are a must. You’ll never watch terrestrial television again once your Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, Spotify and more are beamed straight to your living room through one of these innovative devices.
And smart devices aren’t just for leisure either – in fact, when it comes to kitchen gadgets, smart fridges are at the top of everyone’s wish-list right now. Energy efficient, interactive and intuitive, they allow you to keep tabs on your refrigerator’s contents from your smartphone, store notes and recipes, and even watch TV while you’re cooking! No wonder they’ve become a fast favourite in the tech world.
These are just four fantastic ways to liven up your home that will make it feel as good as new!