Keeping Your First Home Away From Home Uplifting

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So, you’re moving out of the family home for the first time and you’re about to make your own way in the world. Excited?

For many people, moving out of the family home and into student accommodation or a private apartment is a tremendous life milestone, and opens the door to all sorts of exciting and potentially uplifting new opportunities and possibilities.

At the same time, though, moving into your own living space, by yourself, can be daunting and even demoralising.

Here are some things you can do to keep your first home away from home uplifting and feel-good.

Keep it tidy, clean and organised

One area where many people find themselves struggling when first moving into a living space by themselves is when it comes to keeping that living space tidy, clean, and organised.

Depending on the situation you experienced within your family home, there’s a good chance either that you were kept consistent with tidying and chores by the expectations of your family members, or that most of the cleaning and tidying was handled by other people.

But when you move into your own home, without anyone else keeping an eye on you, the situation can end up dramatically changing. After all, what’s wrong with letting dirty clothes pile up for a while if it’s not hurting anyone?

Unfortunately, a messy living space is almost certainly not going to feel good or uplifting to spend time in, on a regular basis.

Simply taking consistent steps to keep the place tidy, clean and organised can have a real significant impact on your sense of wellbeing.

Decorate it in a way that supports the kind of mood and mindset you want to achieve

Decorations and ornaments — even just a handful of carefully selected items — can make a powerful difference when it comes to shaping the atmosphere in any kind of home environment.

The first step is to think about the kind of mood and mindset that you want to achieve and encourage in your new living space — and the next step is to set about decorating it in a way that helps to support that mood and mindset.

Maybe a certain motivational poster to remind you to look on the bright side could be a great addition. Or maybe some photos of your closest loved ones could help to keep you feeling loved and connected.

Pay attention to the importance of pleasant smells and sounds

The kinds of smells and sounds that exist in your living space can have a major impact on the atmosphere of that living space as a whole, and on how you feel while there.

Essential oils, scented candles, pouches, or lavender are all examples of things that can help to create a more positive and upbeat atmosphere within your home while playing some quiet upbeat music can also help to make you feel more energetic and comfortable.

 

Tips for decorating your home for an event

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I love playing around with our home decor every now and again. Adding a few new decorative items can easily change the look of an entire space. A good reason to decorate your home is when you have an event coming up. It is always fun decorating the home for an upcoming event. The key to getting the home decor right for an event is to ensure the decor would still work great after the event. There will definitely be some decorative items that would purely be just for the day of the event, but most of the decor should blend in with the existing decoration in the home.

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Tips for decorating your home for an event

Here are my 3 top tips for decorating your home for an event –

Have a colour scheme

When it comes to interior decoration, deciding on a colour scheme is the first thing you need to do. Once that is done, you are equipped when you go hunting on decorative items to bring into your home. A colour scheme allows you pick out items that would complement and highlight each other. Once you decide on a colour scheme, you need to ensure you stick to it, and not get carried away when shopping. The right colour scheme will help create the tone and atmosphere for the event you are prepping for.

Pay attention to your furniture

It is likely you will be spending a bit more on furniture, so it makes sense to pay more attention to this area. Wood furniture is always a beauty to behold, and they tend to blend into most living spaces. I am a wood lover and I always admire natural wood for doors and windows. They always add this vintage feel. The furniture you go for should work well for the event you are planning and for life after. It is best to shop around and do some research on the best wood for doors for example, before deciding on the furniture you want.

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Let your budget decorate your home

This is such an important tip and that is why it is saved for last. Having a budget is very important. Sticking to the budget is even more important. Drawing up a budget for the interior decoration is the first step while ensuring the budget decorates your home is the last step. A budget guides you, so you know immediately which stores to look at and which to ignore. Shopping on a budget also allows you to make the most of the money you have to spend.

Do you love decorating your home? Please share any tips that have worked great for you.

 

 

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