The first impressions of a home can mean everything to how comfortable you feel within.
Of course, you know what your home looks like, so you might not consider yourself open to any further ‘first impressions,’ however, they are to be defined.
Of course, this idea is absolutely incorrect, as each and every day we are granted a new impression of our home, renewed and fresh.
Coming home from work in the evening and opening the front door, inviting relatives over, or perhaps spending a lethargic day resting and watching television, our homes speak to us in various ways, and they tell us plenty about ourselves.
Consider working at your office desk.
When arriving in the morning, if you have a tidy, clean and otherwise organized desk, you feel ready to work.
You can get your thoughts in order.
You know just where the resources you need are, and how to effectively use them.
This is extremely important when you think about it, as the opposite can truly impede the positive momentum you bring to the day.
As we only have a set amount of time in our properties, it’s best to make our years there as vibrant and wonderful as we can. With that in mind, it can be worthwhile to consider:
How well organized is your home? Of course, this is in no way a criticism.
We can’t expect to have the cleanest and most tidy homes all the time, especially if we have little children running around every hour they’re home from school.
In this context, we’re going to consider your home organization as something you utilize when necessary, as something to simply give you the most convenience over your home.
Might it be that instead of using shelving to hold all of your non-perishable store-bought items, you purchase a ladder, or perhaps renovate a cupboard you’ve simply been using for cleaning supplies?
It’s amazing just how the space of a kitchen can feel increased when there are less and fewer food items placed everywhere.
Without sounding patronizing, even smaller implements like a wire egg basket or a bread bin can help a kitchen feel more put-together, particularly if you use similar designs from the same set.
The organization of your home is defined everywhere.
Do you place your shoes next to the front door, or do you have a rack where they can be placed neatly?
Do you lean your walking stick and hat for dog walks against the wall, or do you have a special holder for them next to your back door?
Just how is your front porch constructed, and what condition is the tile and doormat in there?
All of this contributes to how your home presents itself, how it looks to guests, but most importantly how your daily reality is reflected within its walls.
It all makes a difference, so be sure to consider how important that can be for the best results.
Freedom Of Expression
Just like personal style, home style is the ability to express yourself however you deep the most appropriate.
While style trends and style effectiveness are both tangible realities, they shouldn’t deter you from feeling free to express yourself well.
It could be that you hire the best landscape design to give your garden that wow-factor, or to simply maintain it well.
It’s amazing for some people to see just the unrealized potential their garden had, and sometimes even break into tears when they see how competent work can bring out the beauty that was laying under the surface.
It could be that redecorating your home in a suburban environment could be worthwhile also.
If you can get away with renaming your house legally, why not do so?
Why not have a personal number and name engraved on a plinth outside of your door?
Why not invest in that beautiful pathway arch with magical waterproof fairy lighting this winter?
Freedom of expression can help a home stand out, and it all contributes to the apparent character there.
This can be from the smallest implements to a silly basketball hoop in your drive, to the engravings on your front door or the twenty-foot oil painting of yourself you majestically commission for your hallway.
Now that would certainly make a first impression, for better or for worse.
With these tips, you’re sure to work on the first impressions of your home adequately, for you and your family more than anything else.