Not everybody has the privilege of feeling happy about their home but we all should and we can.
With a little hard work and change of attitude you can make your home a place you love.
Where to Start
When you’re running a family household, in particular, it can be very hard to get the place to look the way you wish it would look.
You have growing children living in the house and they might have a habit of unintentional clumsiness as they continue to get bigger at an alarming rate.
Essentially, it can be very hard to keep your house clean and functioning in one piece.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean it’s a lost cause.
Here’s a few steps to starting to create a home that is yours families happy place
Cleaning and tidying.
The dreaded two words.
You’re probably rolling your eyes and saying that you already spend half your life cleaning and tidying the house.
Whilst that may be true, you might be able to make life easier for yourself by giving your home a deep clean and tidy.
Start removing clutter and you will feel a deep relief and calmness
That means you need to get to the source of the messiness and find a way to make your home look more spacious, minimalistic, and tidy in the long-run (and teach your kids how to keep it that way).
As suggested over at Elle Decor, you can start by simply moving things around and seeing if different aesthetic pieces work better in different places.
Storage is the main problem with most homes.
You’ve built up a collection of growing possessions but not really considered how to store them all neatly and tidily.
You also might have kids’ toys cluttering up the floor in bedrooms or the living room.
The solution to making your home look minimalistic and spacious again is to create new storage spaces for these things.
Start putting up new shelving units so that things don’t find their home on the floor;
you could even convert the space under the stairs into a storage zone.
Start looking for ways to store items in an aesthetically-pleasing manner; nothing should look as if it’s been “shoved” somewhere to keep it out of the way.
Think about baskets or crates that would slide under the sofa or under a bed.
When buying new furniture buy ones that have storage compartments.
This is one of my favorite ways to have extra storage and keep things organized.
General DIY jobs.
Next, you need to start working on the more practical improvements you can make to your household.
Cleaning and tidying are practical projects too, of course, but the main purpose of that is to open up your home and give yourself more potential for renovation projects.
You need to focus on the things which actually need to be fixed; leaky faucets, old tiles in the bathroom, and faded paint on walls.
Make sure you’ve got all the tools and resources before you start any DIY projects, of course.
You could head over to Chain Cutting to find the best safety helmets for more heavy-duty jobs.
It all depends on the extent to which you want to ‘Do It Yourself’;
even creating a simple shelving unit requires many different tools and resources if you’re building it from scratch.
Don’t be worried about being a beginner or not really knowing how to do a project
You can find plenty of DIY tutorials online.
Working on the exterior.
Remember that it’s not only the interior design of your property that will give you satisfaction in your home; you want to focus on the exterior too.
You might only have a small backyard but there’s still potential to turn this into a wonderful outdoor spot for your home.
You might even want to look into building a conservatory to really utilize this space and create a transitional room between your home and your garden.
We’ve suggested some tips for a project of this caliber before, so you might want to check those out.
The key is to make your garden feel like an extension of the home and not something separate to your property.
Your Home Your Happy Place
Begin with small steps and keep working towards creating a home you and your family love. Pat yourself on the back when you accomplish a task, such as organizing the bookshelves or how about finding a way to store the
Pat yourself on the back when you accomplish a task, such as organizing the bookshelves or how about finding a way to store the kid’s toys in the family room.
So many options that really do not cost money or very little money.
Cleaning & decluttering takes time but the results can be amazing.
The feeling you get from being tidy is wonderful and you will also be instilling good habits in your children.
I hope this has inspired to start creating the home you want…..baby steps….and determination will get you far.
Time to start is today. Even if you start by making a list of what needs to be done in each room is a great start.
Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!