Your home is your sanctuary from the stress of life and needs to reflect that in its design. Any number of design choices can inhibit or improve your living conditions. In many cases, several minor details have a larger impact than you might realize. At other times one or two major oversights hold the house back. Be alert to your home’s design shortcomings and be aware of a few of the varied ways you can make your home more comfortable.
The Lighting Situation
Lighting is a critical component in the home and can have many different solutions to choose from. Traditionally, homeowners use incandescent lightbulbs, but those tend to irritate more than comfort. Their constant buzzing can be distracting, and the light quality they produce can often strain eyes and trigger headaches. Consider installing LED lights instead. With their cool and even lighting, they can promote relaxation and don’t come with the irritating drawbacks of incandescent bulbs.
Is Natural Light a Possibility?
While LEDs are the best choice for artificial lighting, they still don’t compare to natural light. Achieving a space with lots of natural light doesn’t have to mean installing larger windows. You can strategically set up mirrors to reflect the light throughout the home.
Some homeowners are lucky to live in a quiet neighborhood far away from any noise pollution. But others may live next to train tracks, close to downtown, or next to a highway with rumble strips. There are ways you can incorporate soundproofing into your home’s design to avert any foreseeable problems with external sound levels.
As an alternative to soundproofing, you can create your own soundscape in your home with white noise generators. You can switch these on whenever you like to drown out the sounds of the outside infiltrating your house.
The Color Palette
Color has a significant impact on your mental state, with certain hues naturally relaxing individuals and others promoting increased anxiety levels. Ultimately, the color you pick for your walls is up to your personal taste. Still, there are several colors that people agree generally increase calmness, relaxation, and concentration. Those colors include:
- Bright yellow
- Mint green
- Deep blue
Form a Plan for Your Home
The ways to improve your comfort at home are not universal. So, you need to identify what’s wrong and work to figure out a solution. Don’t waste money and explode your budget fixing problems that don’t exist; only commit to remodeling efforts that you know will make a difference.