Turning your home into something special isn’t as challenging as you might think. Yes, you’ll need to put a little thought into it, but it turns out that there are all sorts of simple things you can do right now that will instantly make a difference in how it feels.
One idea is to add aromatherapy to your rooms. Incorporating beautiful scents can transform how your home feels by changing your state of mind.
Have you ever noticed that many of the most prestigious venues use scent to change the atmosphere? That’s why aromatherapy is so powerful. And it’s something you can add to your home instantly with candles or essential oils.
Transform Your Walls
Another way to make your home “pop” is to transform your walls. Adding new colours, patterns and textures can make your home feel fundamentally different.
Just look at what happens when people add stone veneer to their walls. The raised texture immediately changes the character of the room, adding personality and charm.
You could also add a gallery to your walls or some artwork. Covering sections with pictures can act as a focal point and prevent the space from feeling sparse or clinical.
Add Some Greenery
Adding greenery is another way you can instantly make your home look and feel different. Indoor plants open up rooms and help them to feel complete.
Be selective in where you add greenery. The most effective locations are often entryways, porches, and bathrooms if you have space.
Add A Mixture Of Lighting Options
You can also add a mixture of lighting options to your room. These include table lamps, dimmer switches, recessed lighting, wall sconces, and chandeliers. Having a mixture in every room can help lighting feel softer and more atmospheric. While a single light in the middle of the ceiling does the job, it can fail to create a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.
Add Sustainable Elements
You can also turn your home into something special by adding various sustainable elements. Finding ways to protect the planet can be an edifying experience, changing your relationship to the home in which you live.
Sustainable elements could include energy-efficient appliances and recycled interior materials. Which you choose should be a reflection of your priorities and tastes.
Add Personalized Furniture And DIY Projects
You can also make your home feel more special by adding furniture you had custom-made or that you built yourself. These unique items make your property feel less generic and more “lived in.”
In the past, people would make all sorts of furniture items for their homes from scratch using woodworking skills learned at school. Some people were so proficient in their crafts that they could make gramophones, vanities, and bureaus. We’re not saying you need to develop that level of skill, but furniture-making can be a fun project.
Display Your Trophies
Finally, you can make your home feel special by displaying your trophies, awards and collections. These can help you tell the story of your life and provide people with context whenever they enter your home.