Who run the world? Girls. Women who are constantly at work are the true bosses of the world. Are you a woman who always feels like you’re hard at work, traveling for business, attending meetings galore, or even studying in the books? If so, then you probably also feel like your home is your oasis. You come home, kick off the shoes and relax on the couch. But does it feel like something’s out of place or just not right?
Making your home look and feel the way you want it to can be tricky when you’re often not even there. Here’s how to style your home, give it personality and make it a place you’ll absolutely love to come back to when you’re always on the go.
1. Light It Up
Lights are essential to a living space. Christmas lights, or indoor/outdoor globe lights are the perfect way to create a unique space. The soft glow makes you feel warm and cozy. Stringing lights will make the room feel welcoming and relaxing, and there are so many ways you can string them.
You can make a ceiling feel higher by stringing lights in a zig-zag pattern. You can also outline walls for more ambiance throughout the room. No matter how you choose to string your lights, they will be the perfect quick and easy décor that can really change the feel of your home.
2. Picture Perfect
Print out pictures of you and the people you love. Frame them and hang them on the wall. There are many ways you can arrange picture frames. Your face will light up every time you’re home and you see your friends and family. It can be hard to keep up with what’s happening in their lives when your life is full of work. Hanging wall art can help you shape the room to how you want it. This is an easy way to have a big focal point, or make a room more interesting.
3. Holiday Happiness
Have some fun on your time off and decorate your home with handmade items. When you’re working all the time, it’s easy to pass over holidays and forget they even happen. Buying decorations can seem silly when you’re not home all the time to enjoy them. Make the holiday decorations yourself that are quick and easy. Your holiday will be merry and bright for the little time you’re at home through handmade love.
4. Go Neutral
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. If your house is too busy with color, it won’t feel as comfortable. Color can create conflict when it comes to easy decorating and how a room makes you feel. Neutral colors will give you that peace you’re looking for when you’re off the clock. If you prefer to keep color on your wall but still want it to feel relaxing, then stick with simplicity for the rest of the room. Neutral furniture colors, wall hangings and other accessories will keep the room calm while your wall gives you the color you want.
5. Donate the “Dinglehoppers”
If you’ve even seen “The Little Mermaid” then you know Ariel has a hording problem. Tucked away in her underwater cavern, she kept way too many human trinkets. Who needs that many trinkets? Seriously. Don’t let clothes clutter up your closet. Get rid of that pile of magazines you have collecting dust under your coffee table.
The best way to get rid of things is by donations. There are plenty of great places that take donations, and most of them are a for a good cause too! Go through your home and figure out what you don’t need. You will feel so much better when your home is organized, and all of the things you neglected to use are now in good hands.
6. Feng Shui
The original purpose of Feng Shui (yes, that’s how you spell it!) was to harmonize the energy that flows throughout a home. Now, whether you believe in that is up to you, but how you arrange your furniture its vital to a happy home. How do you do that? It’s pretty simple.
Arrange a lamp that faces the ceiling to shed light in the dark corners of your home. You’ll also want the TV to be the focal point of the living room, especially if you have friends over. There are a lot of things to consider when you re-arrange a room, but changing the setup of your furniture can liven up your home without spending money or taking up too much of your time. That’s exactly what your home needs.
Decorating your home doesn’t have to require all of your time and money. It’s easy to give a home that relaxing, cozy feel without much effort. Even if you’re away a lot, making a few small changes throughout rooms can help you love what you come home to.