This year you need comfort more than ever and having a comfortable home is one aspect of this. Living in a home that you feel comfortable in helps your mind, body, and soul. However, if you’ve been looking at your interior and feeling unhappy with it, even though it may be perfectly adequate, it’s not unusual – the Covid situation we’re all living in can force us to stay indoors and figuratively pick holes in our home environment. It’s so important to create a comfortable home that you feel happy in, but how can you do this, especially if you have limited resources? Giving your home a full makeover may not be on the cards, but you can make little upgrades to your design and outlook to make it a far more pleasurable home environment.
Improving the Bedroom
Everybody’s feeling a little bit more stressed than normal this year and this is why we have to prioritize downtime and proper rest. There are little upgrades you can make, especially if you’re not able to purchase a whole new bed. The mattress is the best place to begin. You can purchase a “bed in a box” that has revolutionized the sleep world, but you can also purchase bargain beds and mattresses online, as long as you know where to look. Look on sites such as Netvouchercodes.co.uk to find discount codes on beds and mattresses and find a mattress that suits your bedroom and your budget.
But for those that don’t have the finances for this, you can clean the mattress yourself while also purchasing little accoutrements to make everything feel more comfortable. Purchasing comfortable pillows and blankets for the season is a simple way to make your bedroom feel different. You could also consider adding calming smells by using an aroma diffuser – some soothing aromas you could try include peppermint or lavender. Believe it or not, the right smells can have a significant impact on your frame of mind.
Setting Up a Home Office
If you haven’t done it already, it is going to revolutionize your approach to working from home. Setting up a home office is all dependent on the space you have. Many people don’t have the opportunity to use a spare room. But you can still create the essence of a home office using the corner of a room. The bare minimum you need is a desk, a chair, and a lamp. There is a guide on Realsimple.com to create a makeshift home office but in order to make it a comfortable space, your home will always have an advantage over most office environments. Because in your home you can make it as comfortable as you want, but you have to be careful not to make it too comfortable. This is why it’s not recommended to work on your bed, even though this may be the only proper space. Think about creating makeshift tables. For example, you could purchase a laptop stand that works on your couch. Comfort in a home environment where you need to work is about making sure that you are great in your work frame of mind.
Rearranging the Furniture
One of the best ways to completely reinvigorate your attitude towards the space is to re-arrange your furniture. Rearranging your furniture can make an old space feel like new, but when you plan to rearrange the home, the best place to begin is to measure objects with a tape measure. Take an architectural view to changing the space. Look at how you want the new objects to fall into place. You may find it useful to mark out where your furniture could go by using masking tape. It is a great way to create a blueprint for your new space. You don’t want to find that you’ve been moving the furniture around for nothing.
Decorating the Interior
The best thing about decorating interiors is that you can do a lot to personalize a space using your own two hands. When there are details dotted around the place, this will go some way to make you feel the space is more yours, which is especially true if you rent the property. If you are savvy with knitting or sewing, you can make a bedspread or a rug. A lot of people are learning how to knit and sew these days and it will really come in handy come the depths of winter. If you are keen on drawing, you can create some pictures and hang them from the walls or even put homemade ceramics in a space to draw attention to it. When you are decorating the interior in this way, you are incorporating personality. When you think of what a comfortable space entails, it doesn’t have to be full of chunky knitted designs.
Create Relaxation Corners
It’s crucial to think about how you spend your time at home. When you like to relax in an armchair and read or play board games around a table, these habits will dictate where you put the furniture associated with it. But when you don’t have an opportunity to relax, creating a relaxation corner gives you permission to embrace some downtime. If you live in an apartment, placing a table and chairs or comfy hammock by the window or on the balcony gives you the opportunity to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. You can find small pieces of furniture or a hammock online to create your perfect relaxation corner. It’s these little things that we need to consider to make our home more comfortable.
Plants add more oxygen and purify the air. Indoor plants are simple to maintain and they will make the space look reinvigorated, but if you don’t like the idea of covering your apartment or home in greenery you can arrange bouquets around the property (just remember, cut flowers will only last a few weeks before needing replacing). Either way, nature is a fantastic way to incorporate a more organic touch to your home.
If you want to create a comfortable home, learning how to relax is the first port of call. When we spend so much time at home these days we may find we are more frustrated with our homes and begin to pick fault, and if we throw into the mix the fact that we don’t have much money this can make the entire situation feel pretty grim. But creating a comfortable home is easily done.0