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Home Is Where The Heart Is. Keep Home Homely For Your Heart


By on 1/17/2018 03:50:00 PM

Home is where the heart is. That is a statement which has stood the test of time for hundreds of years, probably before it was properly coined as a phrase. Now, one may ask, what makes your heart put down roots in a certain place, what is that magical force which attracts one’s heart to a certain area on this planet. Well, the answer is usually rather simple, it is how you associate a particular place to different feelings in your mind. If those feelings happen to be pleasant ones, then the place will be associated with homely and folksy feelings. Feelings of belonging, and identifying with a place. Of course, some of these also need a certain amount of time before they fully develop, but then again some people often feel at home somewhere even if they have never been there, which to this day is an unexplained phenomenon by scientists. This leads many to believe, that at the end of the day, in order to feel “at home” somewhere, you need to be comfortable in that place. Considering most people would like that particular place to be their home, often for practicality’s sake, some touch-ups here and there around the house wouldn’t hurt. Especially if you’re trying to create a comforting atmosphere for yourself and your close ones.


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First impressions.  If there's one place which is the best to start with, it's probably going to be your bedroom. Sure some might say that you spend the most of your day awake in the living room, after work and whatnot, but really, the last thing you see when going to sleep and the first thing you see when you wake up, is your very own bedroom. Logically speaking, the first thing you see when you wake up is probably going to have an effect on your mood, albeit briefly, but even a brief period of a foul mood can lead to some regrettable decisions which can then spiral into a series of unfortunate events during the day. Start with the basics by simply putting up some “nice” things around your bedroom.

Anything you like, which will be somewhere in your peripheral vision when you are waking up or falling asleep. Those things can be very different depending on what you like, but just keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be limited to flowers in a vase. If you have some hobbies which you greatly enjoy, be it model building, a TV show or movie, maybe a series of books, put something up related to them. Maybe a few figures, some nifty memorabilia here and there, or a tapestry or two.

After all, it is your bedroom first and foremost.


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Feeling comfortable for the rest of the day.  If you work an average nine to five job then you only really get to spend your mornings and evenings at home. People say "only", but is that really so little? Those are important times of the day for your psyche, whether you happen to be preparing for work in the morning, or want to put your feet up in the evening, your day regularly consists of those things. In this day and age, even during that small amount of free time in the evenings, you can shop furniture online without even getting out off the sofa.

If you don’t like your sofa, or your chairs, or your table, it might be time for an upgrade. Even if you do like them, if you’ve already seen them almost every time you walk through the living room for the past several years then they have probably seen better days. Not to mention, you wouldn't mind seeing something fresh as well. Getting some new furniture every now and again allows your house to be the gift that can keep on giving, and your perception of it positive.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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