Easy Ways To Refresh Your Home.
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Today, we would like to discuss a relevant topic to most of us - Home refreshment and renewal, but more importantly - how it can be achieved in just a few simple steps.
First and foremost, to move forward more coherently with our arguments later on, let's first clarify what 'freshness' even means in the first place and how it relates to 'home affairs.' Only then can we talk about how to achieve one.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning of 'Freshness' is:
'the quality of being in a new, natural condition and not old or preserved by processes such as freezing.'
Intuitively, when thinking of renewal and freshness, an image of a stunning Senecio vernalis blooming with colorful butterflies flying overhead or a beautiful green field on a pleasant sunny day usually pops into our minds.
Renewal can also be significantly related to fragrance. One that makes us all smile slightly and inhale a pleasant and exciting smell.
'Okay, we got the renewal thing,' you're probably saying.
'But how on earth does this have anything to do with our house?'
Well, although a home refresh may sound similar to a classic home repair to some of you, it is not the same thing.
While the home repair operation mainly deals with fixing and improving your house's surface in the functional/physical aspect, the refreshing process deals with something slightly different.
His main concern is- 'Feelings/Sensations - Feelings of something new and exciting. Something you have yet to encounter before. And, more importantly - something that will spice up this above-mentioned feeling of excitement with development and growth.
You can grant your home this refreshing vibe by implementing some straightforward actions within it.
It's effortless - And in this article, we will explain how.
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Easy Ways To Refresh Your Home.'
1. The Obvious - Renovation.
Let's face it: the first thing that comes to mind for most of us In the context of home renewing classic renovation - repairing and replacing items around the house. Either thoroughly - one that changes completely the face of our house, or something smaller. Anyway - classic renovation is usually the first association.
Undoubtedly, there is a tremendous feeling of refreshment and renewal after completing the home renovation process. You are actually creating a home environment that is relatively new to you - and what better example of renewal is there?
As we mentioned above, this is not necessarily a messy home renovation that should transform your house from top to bottom - even a targeted repair of several things around your house that have been neglected for a while - or renewing a specific area within your home that needs a new touch (repainting is an excellent example of this) - will also get the job done and grant your home the desired sense of renewal.
A small renovation as a big generator of freshness
The guiding principle is to carry out a repair or improvement operation within your home, leading to an improvement in his physical appearance.
Or, as the Cambridge Dictionary defines 'renovation:'
'The act or process of repairing and improving something, especially a building.'
This action may grant you the feeling of renewal you are seeking. And as mentioned, despite the well-known saying related to home renovation - "Living through a home renovation is like living in the wild - you do whatever it takes to survive" - you can rest assured that, as mentioned, it can also be achieved by making a few tiny fixes - no need to go wild.
To sum it up, renovation is one of the easiest ways to refresh your home.
By the way, if you think you need the help of a professional, don't do it before reading our article on the subject. It will save you a lot of headaches and money. Trust us.
Anthea Turner once said:
'Rearranging furniture, adding some candles, or making even small tweaks can really make the difference.'
Another way to grant your home a refreshing touch is through rearranging.
'What exactly do you mean?' you must be asking.
Well, although you might be tempted to think this is a relatively simple matter of moving things within your home from place to place, it's not - there is, as most of you well know, a massive industry behind the concept of home organization.
In a nutshell, these theories believe that how your home is organized, and the placement of objects/furniture within it significantly impact your success, health, and happiness.
Starting with Feng Shui, through Vastu Shastra, and ending with various home design methods. The guiding principle in all of them is creating a new and fresh home space that will significantly contribute to the atmosphere of renewal in your home.
Move things from here to there and create a new space
As mentioned above, there is no need to go wild. Even carrying out only initial actions related to these theories can make you feel this atmosphere of freshness within your home - quite effortlessly.
By the way, while diving into the whole 'Feng Shui' thing, etc., check out this article from our sweet blog to learn more about creating extra free space in your home.
There is no doubt that rearranging is one of the easiest ways to refresh your home.
Helen Keller once said:
"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles, and all the years you have lived."
Another aspect that can help you in your efforts to grant your home a feeling of refreshment and renewal is the matter of smell - Home smell.
Behavioral studies claim that smell can significantly affect your mood. And for the better.
According to brain research, smells can bring up powerful memories. Although we often tend to use pictures to remember things that happened in the past, scents can help us not forget things just as well. Check out this great article on the subject from Scientific American.
But even besides these pompous studies, it's quite intuitively justified.
Try to remember for a second the fine aroma usually surrounds you when entering a hotel lobby or another prestigious building - Exactly.
There is no easy way to refresh your home than this one.
Scent has a proven ability to change your mood!
"I understand the theory, but how do you apply it within my home?" - You must be asking.
Well, first, you should check out the article from our sweet blog about improving your home's smell.
Secondly, we must point out this is an entirely subjective matter since a pleasant smell causing a feeling of fresh renewal may differ from person to person.
Some will get a sense of renewal and freshness from a certain fragrance, while others will find the exact smell just plain ordinary - It's pretty subjective.
Therefore, our two cents are to figure out - by doing a "preliminary private smell research" (as funny as it sounds) - what smells will probably make you feel a sense of freshness and renewal - and 'import/extract' them to your home.
And it also goes without saying this task is quite effortless to perform. Once you figure out what is 'your refreshing scent' - just go to the nearest relevant store to get some and place it wisely in key places within your home - A piece of cake.
4. Home Theme.
Creating a Home Theme is another easy way to refresh your home without special effort.
There is a significant difference between Design style and home theme. Both act as a source from which a design method and language can be developed. But while a design style (as a whole) deals with principles of visibility and relationship between design elements, a home theme is an overlay for that design style that tries to highlight, Design-wise, a specific idea/narrative.
For example, the general design style of your house may be a 'Country' type, while the theme of a specific room may be farms and cowboys, etc.
By creating a home design theme, you are basically refreshing your home (or a particular room, as mentioned) from the bottom up.
And it is a simple task to perform, too.
If, for that matter, you have decided you are interested in a light refresher for your children's room, you can do so using a unique theme.
For example, suppose your child is into Marvel superheroes; just throw some simple superhero dolls around his room and paste relevant wallpaper on the wall. That's it!
The thing that is special about a design theme (and this is especially relevant for children's rooms) is the very assimilation of 'who you are' as a person within the physical space of the room. Something that will inevitably cause a feeling of identification and uniqueness, which will lead to freshness and renewal.
Home theme as a tool to inject your personality into your home!
Clearly, you may get dragged and find yourself investing many hours in designing a home space in the form of a particular theme - but that is not our intention in this article - we are only aiming for an utterly light occupation that does not require special effort. Therefore - Take it easy - The goal here is to create a sense of freshness and renewal, not redesigning the Taj Mahal.
After discussing what a home theme is and how to get one, it seems the understanding of why it is a significant factor in renewal and freshness is quite intuitive - it produces new and exciting 'things' within your home's walls - and boy, this is definitely refreshing and exciting.
We hope this article - 'Easy Ways To Refresh Your Home'- has helped you understand how to refresh and renew your home by following a few simple steps.
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