Our home should be the most comfortable place we know of. It’s where we eat, sleep, and rest. However, we’re often stuck making do we pre-designed spaces. This is often the case for pre-furbished homes, small condominium units, or even apartments. Not everyone is lucky enough to get to design a dream house to their liking.
The result is an endless cycle of adjustments and making-do with what you have. We try to make it as comfortable as we want it but to little avail. But don’t feel hopeless. Here are some tips to make your home experience a lot more comfortable:
Have a Dedicated Working Space
With the popularity of working from home nowadays, many folks have been forced to turn their dining table into their makeshift office. This is obviously far from comfortable, as the tables are too high and the chairs are too stiff. Not to mention having to drag your office materials with you every time. To combat this hassle, it’s best to create a dedicated working area at home. It doesn’t have to be fancy- only to suit it to your need.
A working desk of the correct height and an ergonomic chair goes a long way in maintaining your productivity. It allows you to focus on your work away from distractions, making sure you accomplish your tasks on time, leaving you with more time to spend for yourself or your family.
Get a Better Sofa
Our living room is among the most important parts of a house. It is not just for receiving guests, but also a space where you can spend time with your family relaxing on a couch and just enjoying moments together. You can make your living room experience even better by getting the right sofa. Choose a sofa that’s of a comfortable height not just for you, but for everyone else. It does not have to be extremely soft either, just comfortable enough for you to recline and sit back.
There are many different types of sofa for you to consider as well. There’s a divan if you entertain multiple guests, sectional sofas if you want to be able to switch up the design easily, or even a pull-out sofa bed for those nights where you want to kick back and relax. Choose a sofa that best fits your home, and you’ll be all the better for it.
Make Your Home a No-Shoe House
Some families prefer to leave their shoes outside their house, while some families allow shoes to be worn inside. If you’re one of the latter, consider trying living removing your shoes inside the house and wearing indoor slippers or sandals instead. Why will this improve this your home experience? By making your house less dusty and in constant need of vacuuming. This also means you’ll rid your home of dangerous bacteria and toxins, making it a safer and healthier place for everyone.
And most importantly, you’re creating a psychological separation from the outside world. Removing your shoes after a long day’s work feels very satisfying, and that feeling of removing an article of clothing that’s used only when going out helps a lot in making your home feel more comfortable and personal.
Let Natural Light In
There’s nothing quite like natural light. It makes any room look brighter and more beautiful. Allowing natural light to illuminate your home not only makes it prettier- it brings a host of health benefits for your family to enjoy. It can help stave off seasonal depression, as sunlight is something of a natural energizer. It also boosts your Vitamin D intake, an important nutrient for overall health. But not all houses have big windows! You may complain.
Worry not, as long as you have a window, you can maximize the natural light that comes in. First off, ensure that there is no furniture blocking the light source. Place mirrors surrounding the area so that it reflects the natural light across the room. This will make the whole room feel like it’s illuminated by the sun, making it a cozier and more comfortable place to be.
Display your Mementos and Memorabilias
Our homes are an extension of ourselves. It’s a place where we can be ourselves and let our personalities be on full display. So why not flaunt your personality and memories? Display your favorite mementos and memorabilia. Use items that mean a lot to you as display pieces around your home. This will make your home feel like a more personal space and make.
You feel better living in your own home. Too often we’ve fantasized about expensive interior designer-grade homes that we’ve overlooked who we’re creating our house for.