Last updated on June 9th, 2022
Home is where the heart is, the place that you wait to be engulfed in a relaxing, warm hug after a long, hard day. And today, when our homes have become our new workplaces and breaktime spots, the need to uplift the interiors seems to have increased tenfolds!
Here are 5 ways to make your home stand out and make it the envy of the neighborhood!
1. Show off Your Art Skills at the Entrance
Your entrance, (as the name suggests!) is the first thing that your guests see when entering. You may not be going outdoors a lot these days, but it is still worth it to make your entrance look artfully attractive.
Paint your door in a subtle yet bright shade like sky blue, teal green, or a bright white. If space permits, keep potted plants on the sides of the door.
Give it a finishing touch by inviting your guests in with a bright welcome mat! Your skill here lies in choosing a quirky and innovative design.
2. Let There Be Fragrance
Weather conditions, dust on furniture and fabrics, etc. can make your home smell strange and it might be a good idea for you to do something about this. There are a number of ways to infuse your home with a revitalizing fragrance.
Incorporating flowering plants in your decor can take care of this to a large extent. These can also brighten up dull corners.
Another way to ‘light’ up your home with fresh fragrances is through natural oil diffusers. These come in stylish designs and create a mystic vibe in an instant. Pick one and give a Zen-like appeal to your home while making it smell good.
Yet another oft-overlooked area when it comes to arresting bad smells in the house is the carpeting in the house. The fibers in your carpets harbor dust, microbes, and a variety of bad smells that result. While cleaning them will only make the smell go away, using a better cleaning solution, like the one we are about to suggest here, will offer much better results.
Here’s how you can DIY your own scented carpet cleaner:
Mix baking soda and borax together. Add 30 drops of any essential oil to the mix. Instead of essential oil, you can use cinnamon or clove powder. You can even decide to throw them all in the mix. Sprinkle the powder on the carpet. Let it sit for 15–20 minutes. Vacuum it off and you have yourself a clean and fresh-smelling carpet that’s as good as new!
3. Let’s Swing
If you have an open space beside the window or an empty corner, count yourself lucky! This is the perfect place for an indoor swing. Indoor swings add extra seating in the room, while their quirky appearance can do amazing things for your home’s decor.
When shopping for indoor swings, make sure you’re looking at ones in sizes suited to your space. Simply use a measuring tape to determine how much space you’re working with. If you’re going for ceiling-mounted swing chairs, ensure the swing can hold more than your or your family’s combined weight for safety. The material of the cushions should be durable and soft to the touch.
Above all: make sure you choose a swing in a size and shape that gives comfort, and not a backache.
4. The Pictures on the Wall
If you like revisiting memories through photographs, then you can make your home stand out with them. Choose a wall to display photographs from memorable trips and special occasions like graduations, weddings, birthdays – the options are endless! You can also change things up with a separate section for artwork or your own paintings. Make sure to leave some space for more additions.
5. Show the Door to Clutter
Decluttering your home is not unique. But we tend to underrate how amazing it is as a redecoration option. No matter how beautifully you decorate your home, if there is clutter lying around, your home will feel cramped and lack that welcoming vibe. Take out time to clean and fish out years of clutter you have been unknowingly holding onto to make your house look more attractive, yet calmer. You can either throw away the unwanted stuff, donate, resell, or send it for recycling.
Some More Ways to Make Your Home Stand Out
These five tips are some effortless ways to turn your humble abode into a place of soothing energy. But the sky’s the limit! There are many more ways you can rejig the vibes of your home.
If you have the space for it, create a small garden near the entrance or backyard of your house. Even if you live in a flat, you can transform your window into a miniature garden.
Have the option of renovating? French windows or floor-length windows can lend a charming touch to any room. You can decorate the window frames too with handmade accessories, awnings, or charms.
Have a great time decorating!