We’ve all spent a lot more time at home than we would have liked over the past year. It has been revealed that 53% of people in the UK have noticed more things wrong with their property than ever before and that £61.8 billion is set to be spent on home improvements this year.
But a home is more like a feeling you have than a house you live in. It’s important to feel happy, comfortable and relaxed in the place you rest your head. Your home is the central part of your life, allowing you to escape from external pressures of everyday life.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a few handy tips for you to improve your living environment to make it as fulfilling as possible.
Keep Things Light
Whatever time of year it is, it’s important to get as much light into your property as possible. Natural light is associated with improved mental wellbeing and sleep cycles. Investing in VELUX windows could help bring more sunlight into your property.
Mirrors and other reflective ornaments can help light travel deeper into your home and make it feel airier too.
Improve Air Quality
In your home the appliances, heating and even the paint on the walls can give off pollutants that you will breathe in on a daily basis. While it is unclear how this can affect your long-term health, it could be beneficial to consider how to improve the quality of the air in your property.
You could purchase an electrical air purifier or opt for house plants, with the added greenery linked to increased creativity and reduced stress.
We all have a lot of objects in our homes that we could probably do without. It is often said a clear home leads to a clear mind, so consider de-cluttering the rooms you spend the most time in.
A tidy space is easier to relax in and with fewer items in the room it should become easier to maintain. You could also be more motivated to keep it that way.
Stay On Top Of The Cleaning
It may not be everyone’s favourite task but keeping your home hygienic is of paramount importance. Regular antibacterial washing of the kitchen and bathroom can help reduce the chances of infections spreading between members of your household.
Much like de-cluttering, there are significant mental benefits to having a clean living environment.
Don’t Forget The Garden
If you’ve got a garden, you’re likely to be spending plenty of time in it during the warmer months. While the weather is still a bit cooler, consider getting outside and doing some maintenance jobs.
Pressure wash your paving, re-paint your decking or do some weeding – these little things can help you get the most out of your garden when summer comes around.