Your home may not be perfect; for whatever reasons, you may be just a bit dissatisfied with it. But learning to enjoy your house doesn’t have to entail a major overhaul or renovation. Here are five simple ways you can enjoy your house more:
Throw a Housewarming Party
When you move into a new home, throwing a housewarming party is one of the best ways to officially begin laying down roots and starting a new chapter in your lives. It doesn’t have to be a grand or formal party. Keep it casual and relaxed, and invite your closest friends and family, as well as your new neighbors. Rent a photo booth from The Photo Factory to make capturing memories easy and stress-free.
Photo booths provide endless fun and entertainment for party guests, especially when there’s unlimited sessions, printing, and downloads involved. Your guests can pose in front of a customized background with a variety of fun and wacky props, then easily share their photos on social media, or have them printed out as a souvenir. These features and more are what make The Photo Factory the top photo booth rental in NYC.
Keep it Organized
Having a place for everything in your home helps you keep it neat, clean and organized, so you won’t find yourself overwhelmed by mess and clutter a few months from now. Have a designated place for everything in your home, even loose odds and ends like keys and spare change.
You can put a shallow bowl or tray near the front door for these random objects, and this will keep them from getting lost or piling up elsewhere. Make sure everyone in your household knows where everything goes, and that they follow your agreed system to keep your home from getting messy,
Add a Personal Touch
A house that is completely devoid of any personal items or photographs can feel cold and empty, not like a home at all. Add warmth, personality and character to your home by putting up family photos and artwork, or displaying significant items like awards or trophies. Injecting your family’s personalities into your home will help you love it and enjoy living in it more.
Create a Calm Space
Home is where we can feel peaceful and safe, away from the stressors and problems at work or school. But it can be difficult to feel peaceful in an overly messy, cluttered or poorly designed home. Make your home a calm space by keeping it clean and organized, and also through the use of clever design.
Choose neutral or light, soothing colors that are pleasing and relaxing to the eye, and try and get as much natural light as you can. Use bright and busy patterns and prints sparingly, especially in your bedroom, which should be the most peaceful and calm room in your home.
Don’t Fill it Up
You might be shocked to realize how quickly and easily we can amass useless junk in our homes, cluttering them up and making them feel stuffed and overcrowded. Resist the temptation to hoard; buy only what you need, and be willing to let go of things once they are no longer useful. When you have only the things you need and that bring you the most joy, you’ll feel less overwhelmed and like you have more room to breathe.
Sometimes, all you need to do is appreciate the little things or form little, consistent habits in order to enjoy your house more. Hopefully, this list will help you see your house with new, appreciative eyes.