“I think homes should be lovable; should make you smile, and we should want to spend time there.” – Wendy Wrzos
Most of you have been house hunting at one time or another and know the stress of finding the perfect house that you can make a home. Thankfully our present house has been our home since 2004 but my husband and I have had several house hunting excursions through the years. Many factors played into the decision of where we would buy a house: location, neighborhood, commute time, cost, size, whether our furniture would fit, etc. I remember that feeling each time of finding just the right house that would work for our family. Was it perfect? No, but with a few décor changes and a little work it would be. Looking past the flaws, I knew we would love the house and make it our home.
There are some great shows on HGTV. One I especially enjoy watching is ‘Love It or List It.’ The show is just that: love the home you are living in after a redesign and renovation, or list it for sale. I’m not sure of the percentage of couples that decide to “Love It” or to “List It,” but on most of the shows I have watched the couples decide to “Love It,” mainly because of reasons they fell in love with the house in the first place.
Through the many times we have moved (job related), I’ve realized that even though I loved the house we were in, I could move and make a new home in a new place for my family as long as we were together. In this mobile society in which we live today, many of you will not get the chance to move into your ‘forever house,’ raise your family or welcome grandchildren there. You will make several houses your home in your lifetime.
Ways to love the home you are in:
- Make your home feel like you by honoring your taste. This can be done by painting the inside and exterior with colors you love. Changing out the light fixtures, hanging your art, bringing in family heirloom pieces and accessorizing with things you love.
- Declutter and organize. Yes, I know, it’s hard work but it’s worth it in the end and you will love how your home looks and feels.
- Tackle small projects and you might surprise yourself by getting inspired to do a larger project.
- That doesn’t mean that you have to give up all your favorite things. It means to pare down and keep the things you really love, and let go of the rest.
- Do little things….paint the front door a fresh new color, buy new bedding for your bed, treat yourself to new placemats, add a beautiful green plant, and purchase a new lamp or accessory for your home.
Doing a new project or adding something new can be just the thing to inspire you and help you to love your home.
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