Maybe you’ve been blessed to have your dream home and it fits your family and expectations perfectly. If that is the case, you’re probably one of the very few in that situation. Most of us would like our home to be different in one way or another. Just because it’s not exactly what you want, that doesn’t mean you can’t love it and beautify it where it is right now! Here are 4 ways to love your home again.
Keep it clean.
You’re going to hate that old linoleum even more if it is sticky and dirty. Take pride in what you do have and keep it clean. An old oven will feel years newer if it’s kept clean and free of extra debris. Even just the process of cleaning these things will bring you satisfaction.
As you clean and care for these items in your home, recognize that though it is not what you would choose if you could, they do bless your life and serve their purpose.
Decorate to show your style.
Maybe you can’t replace that old laminate counter, but a fresh vase of your favorite flowers or a beautiful wooden bowl full of fruit can help you love that kitchen counter more. Add family pictures and snapshots of vacation spots you love to the walls. These things don’t need to look like something out of a magazine, they just need to make you smile.
Your home should be a place you can relax and rejuvenate from the crazy world outside. A few cozy pillows and a throw blanket on the couch invite you to lounge for a few moments. If a room gets too hot or too cold, add a space heater or a fan to make it more comfortable.
Scenting your home can invigorate you or help you feel calm and relaxed. It can be the perfect touch to your space and help you love your space even more.
Give it Gratitude.
Make a quick list of all the things you do like about your home. Maybe it is in a great location, or you like the view or the wonderful neighbors. Perhaps you love that it is where you brought home your first baby and all the memories you have made. You can even just love it because it protects you from the elements. Whatever it is, list it. Take the time to really see how your home blesses you and your family.
Your Dream Home
We’ve found that caring for and loving your home in these four ways each day, changes the way you view your home. Sometimes, at the end of the day, you just need to discover that your “dream home” can be right where you are.