School-to-home communication: Taking the stress out of everyday life
If your home is anything like mine, the mornings are definitely the most stressful part…
Making changes to your home is a great way to make it feel fresh and new. Whether you want to add value to the house for re-sell purposes or you’re looking for a way to add a little interest and comfort for yourself, you have lots of options.
From Colors to Floors
Some of the basic changes begin with color schemes and furniture. A neutral color can be brought to life with splashes of bold colors. This can be accomplished with inexpensive accessory items like throw pillows and accent rugs.
Adding a single piece of furniture in a striking color tends to add interest in any space. For instance, a brightly colored chair in a living room with beige walls, a brown sofa, and hardwood flooring looks gorgeous. The bright chair color is ‘unexpected’, and therefore it is an appreciated design element.
The flooring in your home makes a huge difference in the way the home ‘feels’. The modern trend is toward wood flooring. Most people believe it is cleaner and more hygienic than carpet. Therefore, if you plan to sell your home in the near future wood flooring is the best option. However, carpet offers a softer, more luxurious appeal.
Making Things Comfortable
A comfortable home is a wonderful place to be. That’s why it’s important to always choose furniture that is as comfortable as it is functional. That’s one of the reasons that sectional sofas and recliners are so popular.
Simple details that can add comfort to your home include accessorizing with things like throw blankets and decorative pillows. These items can serve double duties. They can also be used to keep you warm and cozy when you’re watching TV.
There are lots of ways to add convenience features to your home. You can start with simple things like accent tables that can be used in any room of the house. These are perfect for everything from serving snacks to working puzzles and doing craft projects on. But if you want to take the convenience factor up a notch or two you can add some great home automation into the mix. Nearly every device in your home can be automated.
With home automation you can program electronics to come on and go off at preset times. This can effectively save you time and money, not to mention how convenient it is.
Making a few changes to your home is the perfect way to personalize it. The changes you make don’t have to be expensive to make a big impact. Just put some thought into what really matters to you. The important thing is to create a home environment that ‘speaks’ to you, and that you are comfortable in.