Homes tend to be our pride and joy. We spend so much money on them, and that's only to have the right to be able to call it ours. Once that's done, we usually have a checklist of mental notes of things we want to improve here, and additions we want to add there - really making our lives rather busy. And yet, we can, because it's our own safe haven that we have spent so long looking for, and so now that it's ours, we can go all out and turn it into a space that reflects our own personality and style all the way through it without ever being apologetic for doing so - because it’s your home.
Focus On The Outside Of Your Home Now You've Nailed The Inside
It's actually a lot harder to do than people realise. Injecting your soul into a home doesn't take a day or two - it can take weeks, if not months, and maybe even years depending on how big your vision is. So it's about breaking things up into sections - essentially compartmentalising, because otherwise, you will end up having so many things in your head of what to do that you only end up overwhelming yourself. So make a list of all the things that you'd like to do, along with where all these places are in your home. Break it all down and then take it step by step. This allows you to visually cross things off your list, and that in itself will feel like a major accomplishment that gives you the drive and motivation to continue your quest to make your house a home.
You want to think about every room as being its own individual. The bedroom, for example, is where you go to sleep and curl up and daydream and cry and dance around in your underwear - so you want to make that space resemble all of that whirlwind of emotions. Then the living room tends to be where you kick off your shoes and wind down after a busy day at work, watching one of your favourite series on Netflix and maybe even having a cheeky glass of wine, so colours like deep reds and warm mochas are often a nice touch to add to that indulging scene. Where as the kitchen will be a lot brighter as that is where you prepare and cook meals every day, so you need to have a clear view of what you're doing - lighting is everything. Having said that, it doesn't mean you can't bring in some funk by adding pops of colour on the cupboards or countertops.
You see, there is so much to think about, from the major details like the furniture, to the smaller things like what colour coasters you have on your table.
Once you start getting things in order in terms of the interior design and layout of your home, you then need to remember the outside too. You see, a lot of people overlook this part because they're so busy making their nest as beautiful as can be, but if it doesn't look inviting on the outside, then you're almost contradicting all of your efforts because they will be let down by the outside of your home. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to stop this common mistake from happening. You just need to look in the right places and also bring in a flare of creativity when you can.
Here are some ideas to give the outside of your home some loving too.
Now that you have a good few ideas on how to put your attention on the outside of your house, you can take a close look at the things you're dealing with and see what you need to do. Just remember to enjoy the process, because you're the one in control and can do just about whatever you set your mind to.
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