For most people, a house is the biggest purchase they will ever make, and they can expect to spend at least several years in it. However, as with anything you spend a long time around, you can get tired of seeing the same interior for long stretches of time, and this can bring your mood down. This mood change can lead to a deterioration in sleep, diet and every other aspect of your lifestyle if left with no solution. Here are five easy ways to liven up your house to make sure it always stays fresh and you enjoy walking through the door every time.
1. Change Your Door Handles
Most residential buildings still use door handles as the main way to open and close doors in the house so this is applicable to almost everyone. Think about how often you go between rooms without thinking about it because of how mundane the task can be. New door handle designs can add a bit of spice to an area of the house you didn't even think needed it. In addition to that, door handles are becoming more and more secure with every generation, and an upgrade here can provide additional security.
2. Add Some Art
There are thousands of local artists across Australia that have unique and cheap pieces that you can spread throughout your house. If you already have art, then consider getting some new pieces and rotating them with your old ones. Don't buy pieces just for the sake of having them though; buy pieces you actually like.
3. Add More Light
Whenever you can make sure as much natural light as possible is coming into your house. Natural lighting has a lot of benefits for the human body, and it is a cheap way of increasing your mood just by opening a few blinds and curtains. If possible think about adding in more windows or even a skylight. Keep plants that are in front of your window trimmed to allow maximum light into your house.
4. Bring Plants Inside
Humans have a natural affinity for plants and their mere presence can increase a persons sense of comfort. Think about bringing plants into the house that are easy to care for like succulents. Avoid big leafy plants, as they will create more of a mess.
5. Keep It Minimal
A cluttered room with lots of unnecessary knickknacks can mirror a persons negative mindset. While not always the case, clearing up your house and keeping odds and ends to a minimum is a great way to ensure a subconscious feeling of calm when in your own home.
While these five small tips are not going to change your life instantly, they are five relatively simple ways you can improve your home life on a budget.