Everyone wants a beautiful home, but sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we get focused on work and family forgetting that coming home to a beautiful home helps to cut down on everyday stresses.

5 Ways to Make a Beautiful Home

5 Ways to Make a Beautiful Home

1. Declutter Your Home

It’s very important to make sure that your home is free of clutter. It’s a lot easier to feel relaxed in a place where the surfaces are clear of a mess. It also means that you’ll have a whole lot less cleaning to do! Marie Kondo, the queen of tidying, recommends that you go through your home in categories to clean things out. Instead of going room by room, try clearing out your toiletries one day, next books, your trinkets, and so on. She also suggests ditching possessions that don’t make you feel a spark of joy when you look at them. Thank them for playing a role in your life, and then let them go. You will still have a beautiful home without them!

2. Keep It Clean

There’s nothing that feels better than living in a clean home. If you have pets or kids then this might be easier said than done. However, even if you’re untidy, it’s crucial that your home isn’t dirty. It’s best to clean little and often, with occasional big purges. It’s okay to splurge on a cleaner every now and then to give your bathroom and kitchen a deep clean. After all, your time is important and you might prioritize spending time with your friends and family over scrubbing toilets! Make sure that you get your carpets cleaned regularly with a company like Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry, and wash your drapes twice times a year to keep them looking fresh and bright.

3. Stick To A Neutral Palette

If you can’t decide exactly what you want your home to be then why not stick to neutrals? That means that you can change it much more easily whenever you want. If your walls are white, cream, or pale gray, then you can add different colored furnishings along with rugs, pillows, and different colored drapes to completely change a room without going through the upheaval of completely redecorating it.

4. Invest In Key Pieces

Rather than going to Ikea and filling your house with flat pack anonymous furniture, why not try splashing out on the most important items in your house? It’s important to spend good money on couches and beds particularly – you don’t want to end up with a sore back or neck! Consider the pieces and items that you want to keep for a long time, like a great rug or a high quality kitchen table or a piece of art that you adore, and set aside money to pay for them.

5. Make It Comfortable

What’s the point of a beautiful home if you don’t feel comfortable in it? Make sure that your couch is soft and cozy, that your hardwood floors have rugs on them to keep the heat in, and that your lighting isn’t too bright and glaring. Good quality kitchen and bathroom appliances are crucial in helping you enjoy your day to day life – how can you get up in the mornings if you have a terrible shower? Focus on small items to improve the quality of your life and you can’t go wrong.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.