We all dream of a beautiful home. Somewhere we can close the door and forget about the rest of the world. A haven. For most of us, it’s not feasible to revamp our house from top to bottom. This takes considerable time and expense. But there are several tweaks we can make to update our homes to support our lifestyle. Small edits to bring comfort and a little luxury.
- A Comfortable Bed
This is top of the list. Sleep supports every aspect of our life. It enables us to function properly and get through the day. It protects us from diseases and helps with cognitive functions. A comfortable bed is, therefore, a good investment. It’s hard to put a price on a decent night’s sleep.
Bedding is also important. It’s not just about co-ordinating with the rest of the room. It’s about comfort too. Opt for good quality sheets made from natural fibers. They will keep you cool in the summer months and allow air to circulate. Choose a pillow to support your sleep position.
- Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen gadgets will vary, depending on your lifestyle. However, there is one appliance that no-one should be without and that’s an espresso maker. There is no substitute for the smell of freshly brewed coffee on a Sunday morning. Or the taste of real coffee as you read the Sunday papers. Opt for the best espresso maker you can afford and it will pay you back several times over.
- A Throw
The rain is beating against the window, and it’s freezing outside. But you don’t care because you’re snuggled up on the sofa under a woolly throw. You don’t have to be anywhere, and you can spend the afternoon reading and drinking mugs of tea.
Throws are also useful for the summer months. When you’re sitting outside in the garden, it can feel a little chilly as the sun goes down.
- Outside Space
No matter what size your property is, it’s good to have somewhere to sit outside. Whether it’s a yard or garden, tidy up your outdoor space and make it as fun as possible. If you don’t have a lawn or flower beds, plant a few pots to add some color. Choose plants for their appearance and fragrance. The smell of lavender wafting through the window in the summer is wonderful.
There’s no mistaking the appeal of candles. They bring so much more than electric lighting. They can subtly change the mood of the room. Be creative with your choices and combine scent and aesthetics. Find creative ways to display them throughout your home.
- Sofa Or A Chair
Regardless of the rest of your furniture, make sure you have at least one comfortable sofa or armchair. This will be the place you spend a lot of time, and so it will pay for itself in dividends. Always try before you buy to work out whether it will suit your reading and Netflix habit. Choose function first and then look at the design.
The key to creating a comfortable home that supports your lifestyle is to work out what is important to you. What do you enjoy doing in your home and how can you make that as beautiful as comfortable as possible? Get these things right and everything else will follow.