Love your Home……. Valentine’s Day has arrived and the shops are crammed with presents and cards for the one you love.
But what about your home. Have you fallen out of love with your home? Does yours need a bit of love and attention? A thorough clean throughout and a lick of paint, adding a few smelly candles and some flowers will make you fall in love again with your home.
To start you on the road, I found Mary Berry has recently brought out a book “Marys Household Tips & tricks. It covers everything from sorting your wardrobe to organising your kitchen.
Lets get started.
Do you hold on to sentimental things still and cannot let them go because they hold treasured memories. If so, have you thought of making them into a piece of art. If you have any special Jewellery, theatre tickets, special occasion cards, baby clothing. Can these be professional framed and put on the wall? How about making a collage, there are plenty of companies on line that do this type of thing. How about having a project and do this for yourself. Get in that loft and start sorting.
Making your home smell nice creates scents that can change your mood. I use lavender oil in a bucket with hot water to clean woodwork. There are plenty of aromatherapy oils that can be used. Gives my house a peaceful smell and keeps you calm. I prefer natural cleaning products instead of chemicals as using bleach is too harsh. Try using oils as a natural way of cleaning. https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Essential-Oils-for-Household-Cleaning#Lavender_All-Purpose_Cleaner_sub
If some rooms need a lick of paint, it does not have to cost the earth. There are lots of ideas on pinterest, internet and magazines with the latest trends. Wallpaper feature walls, colour ideas. Don’t forget though if you are looking to sell don’t go too wild!
In these dark month, we all long for the summer.
To bring in more light, make sure your windows have been cleaned inside and out it is amazing how much light you get after this is done. Tie back your curtains, use light and space paint which is said to be twice as reflective as other paint. Whites and off-whites will reflect a lot of light. Warm up your room with a colourful comfy chairs, sofas, blankets and cushions.
Don’t forget to add the flowers. These do not have to be fresh. Lots of department stores now sell some fantastic artificial ones that look real. Place in an elegant vase, add some mirrors on the wall. Homemade potpourri. Hey Presto done.
Finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself.
If you love reading, knitting or sewing. Make a cosy corner for yourself adding your favourite chair, throw, table and a lamp.
Add a personal item, maybe a favourite photo or something that brings great memories that make you smile. Add your latest book that you are in to and take time out. Finally, put your feet up, chill and have a Great “Valentines Day”.