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Top 15 Ways to Make Your Home Your Favorite Space on Earth

Photo by Jeremy Levine

Photo by Jeremy Levine

Moving from place to place may be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. You can greatly improve your environment by having a pleasant home. Too many people settle for bland or impersonal spaces because they can’t paint or put holes in the walls.

Make the most of your living experience with these helpful and practical how-to’s

1. Hang stuff

Instead of thinking of walls as something to enclose a space, turn the tables on conventions and use them to open your space up! If you can’t put nails in the walls, there are plenty of alternatives

Photo by Martinak15 Photo by Martinak15

Photo by Martinak15

Don’t know what you want to hang on your wall? Check out this article on wall decor and try something new!

2. You could hang artwork…

Hang meaningful things on your wall. Find something that speaks to you! Use original artwork if you have it.

Photo by Meggy

Photo by Meggy

This tells visitors a lot about you and reminds you of how awesome you are every time you enter the room.

3. Or a collage…

You’ve always wanted one. Go for it, they’re surprisingly easy to make.

Photo by Wbs 70

Photo by Wbs 70

Supplies can range from a printer and some tape to cheap found frames from a thrift store. They even make collage frames you can buy in an online store if you aren’t crafty.

4. Even a mirror…

A simple mirror can add some life to your space and open up the room.

5. Curtains

Use curtains instead of doors to add some fun and personality to your space. You can buy them at the store or even make them yourself after a quick run to your local fabric store or thrift shop.

Photo by Sarah Sphar

Photo by Sarah Sphar

6. Pillows

The definition of comfort, the more pillows you have the better. You can decorate these if you’d like.

Photo by lisaclarke

Photo by lisaclarke

“This room would be comfortable with less pillows,” said no one ever.

7. Plants

Add life with a plant. If you travel a lot, choose a plant you can bring to a neighbor or friend’s house to take care of when you leave.

Photo by lara604

Photo by lara604

8. Storage

Get creative with your storage space, so you can hide the stuff no one should see, and display the things that have your name all over them, literally.

Posters, movies, books, knick knacks- tell your story with your stuff.

9. Furniture

Get some quirky furniture; anything shaped like a box is a no-go.

Photo by neilberrett

Photo by neilberrett

Thrifting is a great way to find cheap things that’ll make your space ‘homey’ or even to find inspiration for your next craft project. Find a local consignment store, its like real life pinterest.

10. Colors

If you can paint, do it. Otherwise you may at least try to nail down a color scheme and stick to it.

Photo by Daniel Oines

Photo by Daniel Oines

Find colors that make you feel happy or calm or peaceful. You can spray paint ANYTHING!

11. YOUR spot

Determine a place to unwind; this is the place in your home that is undeniably ‘yours.’ The spot where you unwind with a cup of tea at the end of a long day- it could be your bed or a comfy rocker.

Photo by Jinx!

Photo by Jinx!

Wherever you feel most relaxed, pick a spot and claim it with a plush blanket and…

12. A lamp…

Photo by Bark

Photo by Bark

13. Add a chair…

14. A cup of tea…

Photo by Bark

Photo by Bark

15. Now a good book…

Done. This is now your favorite spot on earth, enjoy!

 

By: Bree Hottinger

Bree Hottinger is a multi-racial national nomad. She grew up around the San Francisco bay area and spent much of her childhood traveling between Colorado and California. Bree is a senior journalism and media communications major at Colorado State University. She loves crafting and making do-it-yourself projects.