How to create more comfortable homes
Now that we have more time to enjoy our home, it is a good opportunity to experience it differently. Surround ourselves with environments that promote our well-being through certain decorative resources and putting into practice other lifestyles. In short, creating a more welcoming and pleasant home that makes us smile as soon as we wake up. These ideas work.
Turn order into your leitmotif
Taking care of the decoration to the maximum, pampering it and making it feel very comfortable does not get along well with disorder. If chaos reigns in the rooms, we will become emotionally infected. Therefore, it is the ideal time to bring out your organizational skills. Apply the wise advice and recommendations of Marie Kondo, the guru of order, in any room. It is a great step towards a more cozy home.
You will discover that the magic of order is a perfect therapy to promote a pleasant and relaxed home life, in addition to teaching you to live surrounded by less and value what you really love. So get to work. Start creating open rooms, and take it almost as a ritual halfway between a housework and a meditation activity that will allow you to disconnect. Even more so if you play background music. Although you will be looking forward to finishing the mission to see the results as soon as possible, there is no rush. Getting rid of objects and clothes, eliminating what is unnecessary, takes time because you will have to say goodbye to them properly.
Start with cabinets and shelves, the Achilles heel of any home. Organize your interior by categories, use all kinds of boxes and you will see how harmony takes over these spaces. It will be worth it to apply to your clothes, accessories, books … even in photos. The kitchen and bathroom cannot be set aside. These days we are cooking much more and, therefore, we notice, more than ever, the need to maintain order and harmony.
No matter the size of the rooms, the important thing is to have what is necessary but well placed and presented. It is vital to ensure that each utensil is kept in the right place and, most difficultly, that we keep it that way. Today there are plenty of solutions and ideas to store your pots, pans and all kinds of things in the kitchen and bathroom in a much less chaotic way. You will see that by maintaining order, you will always find what you need much faster and the feeling of well-being will increase.
Then, therefore, the time will have come to plan, to award the best place where to keep. Find the right place for everything. Another great mantra from the unconditional fans of Marie Kondo, who does not hesitate to affirm that the first step to be happy is order. Do you notice the change? Redecorate your spaces: yes to Hygge and Lagom Transforming your house into a very Hygge home if you like this Danish way of life is not difficult at all and it will certainly become a more welcoming place. The Danes are masters in the art of making the most of small domestic pleasures in search of a happiness and harmony conceived from the inside. No need to leave home. Get inspired by its relaxing atmospheres where decoration is essential, and where candles and dim and enveloping lights cannot be missed.
There’s nothing like designing corners of the most hygge so that time passes in a different way. Without haste, enjoying the moment and now, and recovering simple habits that we had somewhat abandoned, such as reading, or a card game with yours. Since when did you not take the time to play? Take a good look around you and you will surely discover a few candidate places to improvise, in addition to the living room, the king space. A high armchair next to the window of your bedroom with a good footrest, or the window sill that opens onto the terrace if you accommodate it with some soft mattresses.
Redecorate your spaces: yes to Hygge and Lagom
Another way to enjoy a more welcoming home is by bringing simplicity and balance to your domestic spaces. Perhaps it is a fantastic opportunity to redecorate the rooms in search of a somewhat minimalist aesthetic, inspired by the Swedish Lagom philosophy of Viking origins. Have you heard of it? Its maxims are: a very practical sense of decoration, the beauty of simplicity, love of soft colors and natural materials, and natural light as an unconditional ally. Without a doubt the recipe works if you want to live surrounded by environments that radiate calm and charm.The same as that of those Scandinavian houses that relax us just by looking at them.
Surround yourself with colors that cheer you up
Take advantage of this very homey stage to review the colors of the house and let yourself be carried away by the benefits of chromotherapy. The ideal is to design a palette based on tones that elevate your mood, fill you with energy since dawn, or help you fall asleep. It is proven that colors influence our emotions: they stimulate, relax, evoke, etc. Take advantage of its potential.
It is not necessary to start with the walls. In fact, the color is in many other surfaces in the house: in the bedding, in the upholstery, in the curtains and textile accessories, in the household items and table linen… Play with them so that they are not only beautiful. For example, reddish tones and tiles can help you say goodbye to apathy. How about you reserve them for the blankets and those inseparable lounge cushions every time you watch TV?
If you dare with deeper changes, try leaving the walls of the living room in a sand color. In addition to being warm, you will find that they help to relax the view. And in the children’s bedroom, a few strokes of soft blue will be perfect to promote their sleep. Put these ideas into practice and you will see how easy it can be to enjoy a cozy and cozy home.