Ways to Make Your Home a Haven

After months of staying home as much as possible, we’ve all learned the importance of creating a safe and comfortable space where we can relax. Being home has given us the chance to slow down. We’ve adapted to new routines and expectations created a new normal. Its also given us more incentive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment at home. With just a few changes, you can create a space where your entire family can feel refreshed.

Let the light in

Natural light positively affects our mental health. Even though we spend most of our time indoors, if you get the lighting right, you can still experience all the benefits of natural light in your home. Open the windows as much as possible and layer additional light sources as a supplement.

Make your bed each morning

Making your bed each morning starts your day off right. It’s often one of the first tasks you accomplish, which gives you a small sense of pride that often snowballs into completing additional tasks (ride that momentum!). There are a lot of other documented benefits to making your bed including encouraging you to keep the rest of the room tidy, reducing stress levels. improving mood and productivity, and simply put, it’s an easy way to make your room look better.

Add texture

Different textures appeal to our visual and physical senses. Textures often make us instantly feel cozy and comfortable. Layer blankets, throws, and pillows on your furniture, covering bare floors with soft and cushy rugs to add some instant cozy vibes.

Introduce fragrance and scents

Smell is a powerful sense. With a single whiff, we can be transported to places we love and cherished memories. Harness this power by using scents to create a soothing and nurturing space. Candles or diffusers are great options for introducing scents and fragrances to your home.

Incorporate natural elements

Filling your home with natural items can transform it into a comforting and inviting space. Indoor plants and flowers are not only instant mood lifters, they also make any space feel fresh and vibrant.

Prioritize clean over styled

Don’t stress over having an Instagram-perfect home. Instead of trying to make your home look like a page from a magazine, focus on keeping it clean and tidy. You’ll feel more relaxed and at ease in a tidy home than in a perfectly styled but cluttered home.

These easy ways will help you create an at-home sanctuary your entire family will enjoy. If you’re looking for a new feel-good space, we suggest checking out Portico in Mountain View! Choose one of our attached homes with 3-4 bedrooms, home offices ready with high-speed connections, flexible spaces for fitness or hobbies, and private outdoor space. There are only a few homes remaining so don’t miss your chance to own in this thriving neighborhood.

Visit us at SummerHillHomes.com to learn more about Portico and our other new home communities throughout the Bay Area. We’re available for private in-person and virtual appointments so schedule a tour today.

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