No one wants a place that looks dull, dreary, and cold. For a house to feel like home, it’s essential to make it feel just the right amount of cozy and give it that touch of zest that makes it feel welcoming and alive. Making your home an inviting place for both guests and, of course, yourself is a task that can be easily achieved with the right design choices. Here are some ways you can inject some life into your home:
Set up a patio that you can lounge in
Making a place feel fresh doesn’t necessarily mean going loud. You can set up an area that perfectly melds the indoors and outdoors and provides a great space to hang out in, have a few drinks, and stoke some stuff over a small fire pit. It adds another layer into the home that makes it feel more vibrant. You can take inspiration from patios, where they are decked out with comfy furniture, loose curtains, and small set-ups ready for dining and even playing some board games.
Make sure you have enough light sources throughout the house.
Even if you prefer a dimmer, relaxed setting, a house that is too dark is dreary and can feel smaller. Spread out some fixtures either on your walls. Buy some lamps to be laid out on some corner tables or floor-length ones to encapsulate the edges of the room. Studies show lighting has a significant effect on mood, concentration, and even appetite. Your best bet is to go for warmer hues and brighter bulbs.
Bring in the plants
Plants bring some life into the house and add a nice texture and a pop of colour into any colour palette and interior design. Combining different types of houseplants can give you a mix of looks that carry an energising effect both visually and literally. Indoor plants can also improve the airflow and decrease stress levels, rounding out the ambiance of the home to make it feel more relaxing instead of dull or jarring.
Add some well-placed art.
Art is stimulating and a great way to add some more unique self-expression to the whole home. Find pieces that cater to your liking and put some up whether they are framed paintings, photography, or sculptures. Art can fit in well with any style as long as you arrange them nicely. That can even work as a centrepiece for a room you entertain in, tying the vibe of the whole area. Plus, it can serve as a vital talking point for you that is also worth looking at.
Redo your paint job
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for making your home feel alive again. Out with worn paint faded and chipped over time, and in with a new layer that is bright and smooth. That can even be your chance to change things up and use a colour scheme that adds more contrast to make your surroundings feel more visually appealing without being too arresting.
With just these changes, you can make your space feel like it’s gotten a second wind.