Whether you’re renting or you’ve just bought your first home, taking the time to sort out your home can be quite challenging as a busy career girl trying to juggle a career, family and… yes a social life. However, after endless meetings and long days at work, making sure your home is the place where you can relax and recharge is super important. Let’s explore a few inexpensive ways you can work on making your house feel like home.
1. Incorporate Your Personal Style
Your home should be an expression of who you are. Take the time to explore your personal style. Are you drawn to minimalism, bohemian vibes, or perhaps a blend of modern and mid-century design elements? If you’re not sure where to start, try creating a design mood board or Pinterest board to collect inspirations and ideas that resonate with you.
2. Create A Relaxing Space
After a long day at work and a busy daily schedule, having a dedicated relaxation area is crucial. Think about creating a cosy reading corner with plush cushions, soft throws, and good lighting. Incorporate soothing scents like lavender or vanilla through candles or essential oils to create a calming environment. Having a relaxation space is definitely a game-changer and a great spot for your self-care routine as well.
3. Incorporate Art And Add Some Creativity
Putting up art or photos of family and friends can help to add some warmth and personality to your home. Whether you decide to create a beautiful wall gallery or place it against a wall or on a shelf, adding art to your home can definitely transform your space and help it feel more like home.
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4. Play with Lighting
Don’t underestimate the difference a little bit of lighting can make in your home. The right lighting can transform the ambience of your space. Especially when you want to create a warm or cosy atmosphere in places such as your living room or bedroom. In workspaces, you might want to go for bright lighting to help you stay focused when working. Also, consider using a combination of floor lamps, table lamps, and string lights to set the mood.
5. Personalise Your Home Office
If you’re working from home and your workspace is looking blank and boring, you definitely need to do something about it right away. Your home office is probably the space where you spend the most time during the day so it’s important to create an inspiring place that will allow you to be creative and productive. Think about designing a space that reflects your professional aspirations. Choose an office desk and chair that are both comfortable and stylish. Don’t be afraid to make to add some storage solutions, colour and motivation quotes and artwork. Simply put, it’s okay for your workspace to be aesthetically pleasing.