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How to fall back in love with your home 

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Mika, Staff Writer

Monday, 3 May 2021

Remember when you first moved into your home? It may have been love at first sight, or perhaps a slow burner. What’s certain is that over time it’s easy to fall out of love with your home, no matter how much you adored it in the beginning. 

If you’re looking to feel inspired again in your home, making some simple changes can bring the spark back, reminding you why you loved it so much in the first place. Here are some of our top ideas to guide you. 

Experiment with room layout

It’s easy to stick to the same routine where the placement of your furniture is concerned. But if you don’t try moving things around, how do you know you have the best set up? While you might naturally start with larger pieces of furniture, if you have any special pieces it’s helpful to start with placing these first. 

Consider the flow as you do so, as this will have the biggest impact on where everything should go. There should be enough room to move between the furniture and the door. Remember, you can always change it back if you don’t like it! 

Get creative with your wall colour 

Nothing can brighten up your home quite like a fresh lick of paint. While white and grey are still very much in vogue, bold yellows are also trending at the moment. Changing up the colour scheme of a room can help you see it in a new light, especially if the space currently feels drab. 

It can take courage to move away from neutral tones, but a painter and decorator can point you in the right direction to make sure you get it right. Take decorating your kid’s rooms as an example. We so often fall back on the typical ‘pink’ and ‘blue’ themes, when in reality you have the whole colour spectrum at your disposal. So have an open mind and see where it takes you throughout your entire home. 

Declutter

If your home now has lots of empty boxes and gadgets that have been gathering dust for quite some time, then it’s time to sort everything out. You could sell the items for cash or give them to a charity shop. 

The air in your home is going to feel a lot fresher if it has fewer items in it. Open all the windows and give the place a good tidy up, which will remove any dust the clear out has generated. It’s even been proven that you sleep better in a room that’s not full of clutter, so it’s well worth doing it if you want to get those forty winks!

Deep cleaning

Even if you diligently keep up with cleaning your home, it’s impossible to notice every bit of dirt. Take carpets or ovens as an example, which can harbour millions of bacteria even though they may look clean. 

It’s possible to hire a regular cleaner or have periodic deep cleans of your home. Either way, it’s going to rejuvenate the space and make it feel livable again. If you’re also fed up with doing the cleaning, hiring a professional cleaner will give you a welcome break from it all! 

To sum up 

It’s possible to capture the feeling you had when you first moved into your home by following the above steps. By rejuvenating your spaces you will greatly improve how enjoyable they are to spend time in, not just for you but for your whole family.

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