Learning To Love Your Own Space

One of the most important home improvement tips is to love your home and learn to live within the space that you have.  We probably don’t realize it but we are often swayed by advertisements on what to buy for our homes.  Just because everybody else has one doesn’t mean you need two. Stop buying what the neighbours are getting.

If your neighbours are stocking up on really big Ethan Allen furniture, it’s probably because they can afford it and they have enough space for four sofas. There house could be filled with Swarovski crystals and Swarovski décor, but isn’t all that crystal starting to make their house look a little weird? Here’s a basic principle that is widely used in fashion, and one that you can think of while improving your home: less is more. A scarf is nice in cool weather, but you don’t need to wear five at a time do you? It’s the same when it comes to decorating your home. Surprising elements and a punch of unexpected colour here and there are okay, but don’t overdo it.

Your home is your sanctuary. You want a comfortable home more than anything. And while going faux animal hair might be so tempting that you’re compelled to use it for the sofa and even the bed sheets and comforters, the comforters might lose their sense of purpose. It’s alright for your personality to resonate through your living space, but you do want to be comfortable home, don’t you? Egyptian cotton would be so much better to sleep on.

If all the little tips mentioned have been tried and tested and your home still looks as if a multitude of five hundred has just danced boogie inside it, then it’s probably time for you to seek professional help. Not a psychiatrist, but perhaps a cleaning lady and an interior designer. You can only find so many home improvement tips in books, magazine, and even online, but if fixing your home really isn’t your cup of it, let someone more capable do it for you.

“The point of simple living, for me has got to be: A soft place to land, a wide margin of error, room to breathe, lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day” ― Leo Babauta

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