Decorating for your Senses

MLS Listings VancouverAfter a hard day at work everyone wants to come home to a warm and inviting retreat.  Unfortunately, a cluttered or messy home can leave us feeling more frazzled than ever.  In order to get the most out of your space you can simply follow a few simple tips that will make your house or condo a real home.

One of the best ways to think about structuring your interior is to consider how each room, piece or display affects the senses.  If you think about the five senses when making your decorating choices, you will be able to better create the you want to come home to at the end of the day.

One of the most important things when you are doing decorating or updating your Vancouver real estate is thinking about how your lighting affects both you and your guests.  Perhaps you’ve been exposed to florescent lighting all day at your office and the last thing you want to see when you get home is more of it.

An easy way to really change the feel of your home is to change up the lighting.  Dimming switches are great because you can change the lighting depending on what you’re doing.

Candles are also a great low cost alternative for evenings.  Creating a relaxed atmosphere can help you calm down, let go of the day’s stresses and help you get a better night’s rest.

Another important element that dramatically affects our visual sense is clutter.  Clearing out your space can literally change how you feel at home.  Investing in a few nice looking baskets and boxes is an easy way to clear up clutter without having to do without the necessities.

Smell is also an incredibly important sensory factor when it comes to making your house a home.  A few scented candles or good quality scent infusers can really change how your feel when you open the door and arrive home.

Finally, thinking about sound is huge especially if you live in a noisy or high traffic area or you simply have rather loud neighbours.  Heavy drapes can really help block out the street noises as can some sound machines or music channels designed to do just that.

Thinking about your Vancouver home or Vancouver condo from the perspective of the senses can help you make your place more enticing for you, your family and friends.

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