Do you sometimes daydream or fantasize about where you would like to live someday? Maybe it’s a beautiful quiet beach town in Marcoola, Sunshine Coast or a cozy log home in the mountains of Hotham, Australia’s highest alpine village. Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities.
The good news is you can have a bit of your dream home where you live today without uprooting your life! You can turn your daydream into reality by creating that ideal living space for yourself and your family and loved ones without too much effort.
Result? Well, you’ll live a happier existence when you create your own paradise and start living your best life in your dream sanctuary!
Here are some tips on how you can start living your best life in the here-and-now, in the house you have today:
Accept where you’re living.
Whether you’re in a one-bedroom apartment that is your first home or your transition home as you work towards a “forever home” that you’re working so hard to get, it’s home. This is your own bit of paradise today. Tell yourself that you’re content with living where you live because it’s simply a stepping stone that will lead you to the place you want to eventually be.
There might be elements of it that do not particularly please you but don’t focus on those but rather channel gratitude for what you have at present.
Set the mood with colour.
Do you wish to lift your spirits and energy level when you walk in the door? One effective way to do that is to decorate with brighter colored décor, such as textiles in furniture, upholstery, and beautiful wall art. Splashes of vivid art on the walls are especially impactful on setting the mood in a room.
Use calmer colours like sage green, soft purple, mocha and blue if you would like to set a calm and serene setting when you enter the room.
Consider options for your comfort.
Do you want different furniture pieces to make your space fit you better or be more comfortable? Maybe you need a more efficient desk to sit at when you’re working at home. Perhaps different lighting fixtures would help.
The key to creating your sanctuary is to set up each room exactly how you want it. This can be done on a budget, too. You don’t have to invest a fortune to create the look and feel that you desire. Thrift stores can be a great source for inexpensive items for your new look home.
Learn to love the home you have.
Find specific aspects of your space that bring you joy and contentment. Maybe it’s the way the sun streams in the east window of the kitchen in the mornings. Or perhaps you enjoy the open layout between the kitchen, dining, and living room areas.
Notice, take full advantage of your space and deeply appreciate what you do like about your home. You may find the more you appreciate it, the more inspiration you’ll have to enhance it.
Check out design websites, apps and magazines for décor ideas.
Look for inspiration such as furniture arrangements in furniture shops, carefully placed treasures, wall colors, and use of textiles to obtain the look and feel you want. Pinterest and Instagram are excellent resources to get modern and amazing décor ideas.
Recognize that regardless of the size and location of your home, there are countless ways to alter it to suit your tastes and introduce the qualities you want to achieve in your home.Show some love to yourself and your home by creating a sanctuary right where you live now. With just a few simple changes and a fresh perspective, you can have your own paradise no matter where you live!