Creating a Welcoming, Happy Home Every Day

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Guest Blogger, Rachelle Wilber

You love your family and want them to have the most appealing and comfortable environment possible. Working on your home to provide the very best surroundings will provide a calm and peaceful sanctuary for them to come home to every single day. Some methods to do this include utilizing the five senses and creating an aura of safety and comfort.

Taste

One of the best ways to create this environment is to prepare home-style foods that will make them feel loved. It doesn’t matter what type of food they are; all that matters is that they are made with loving care and are very delicious. Casseroles, fresh vegetables, baked goods, country-style dishes, and green salads are great examples of the types of foods your family will relate to. Even when they are not at home, the sight and taste of these meals will re-create memories of their own beloved household.

Touch

You can use many textures in your decorating scheme. Sisal rugs and wicker or rattan furniture will help make the house feel natural and inviting. High thread count sheets will sooth even the most restless of sleepers. A soft plush throw on the living room sofa will provide warmth and comfort after a trying day. Always think of these textures when purchasing new items for the household.

Smell

The scents of candles and potpourri will remind family members of foods and other memories of the past. For example, the smell of lilac may transport an adult back to a childhood where he grew up with lilacs in the yard. The smell of home cooking, especially dishes such as fresh apple pie or a family-sized chocolate cake, will entice the occupants to the kitchen. Even the smells of your laundry detergents and fabric softeners will will have a soothing effect, so choose them carefully by smelling the different types available before purchasing. Keep pet odors and other negative smells at bay with specialized products and constant cleaning.

Sound

A music system that provides a variety of background music will create an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Play special songs at specific times. For example, there are many great morning songs to wake your family up to. There is music to play when someone is down or has accomplished a great milestone. And Christmas isn’t a great holiday without “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.” Make music a regular part of your life by always have a great selection of tunes available to play.

Sight

Making your home as eye-appealing and welcoming as possible is part of creating a happy and welcoming atmosphere. You can do this with shapes and color. Decide on your decor theme and make it is interesting as possible. If you like bright colors, fill your walls with dramatic art. A plainer color palette may be more soothing to some, so white, beige, and ivory may become the more prevalent tones. Some families prefer simple furnishings, while others may be more relaxed in rooms filled with family and travel mementos.

Safety

Combining all of these elements will create the home you always dreamed of, but you also want to have a household that is safe from intruders. Earning a degree in criminal justice could help a homeowner learn the skills and mindset necessary to keep a residence safe and secure from any outside harm. You can always find more information here about criminal justice degrees. Taking the time to equip your home with deadbolts, and locking windows are some of the first steps to take for a safer home.

Applying these principles in creating a loving and comforting household will give your family a warm and inviting place to come home to. They will feel loved and secure in the special environment you have created especially for them.

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