Written by Paige A. Mitchell, Contributing Writer for InFluential Magazine
These days, Americans are spending more time indoors than ever before. Many people have even reported spending up to 90% of their day indoors with a good chunk of that time being spent at home. While there’s a lot to be said about this new trend, one thing is for sure: the more time you spend at home, the more comfortable your space needs to be.
Finding the perfect furnishings, appliances, and decor for your home can help maintain the peaceful and relaxing vibe you crave when spending time indoors. So, just what touches should you consider? Take a look at some finishing touches for every room in your home.
Looking for a way to spruce up your space? Whether you’re working with a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, a plant could be just what the room needs.
Choose plants based on your needs. Are you lacking inspiration in a home office? Fill a vase with a vibrant bouquet. Do you want to green up the nursery? An artificial succulent lends style without requiring any maintenance at all. Does it feel stuffy in the bonus room or bathroom? Choose an air-purifying plant.
Whether you’re looking for something that requires a lot of upkeep or something as low maintenance as possible (maybe even artificial), there’s definitely a plant out there for you.
It goes without saying that lighting can make or break a room. Too much light and a space can feel overwhelming. Too little light and the room can feel draining and dull, sucking all of your energy.
Finding the right balance is important, and there are lots of creative lighting options to help you do that. Whether you want to go with a bold floor lamp or subtle hanging light fixtures, the perfect lighting option could be the last touch you need. Living room lamps cast a welcoming, stay-awhile glow while a chandelier makes a stunning first impression on guests in the foyer.
With technology becoming an increasingly larger part of everyone’s life, many household devices are now electronic and connected to the internet of things. These smart systems can really streamline your daily routine and improve your lifestyle.
A smart speaker is an essential for many people today. Not only can these speakers, like an Amazon Echo or the Google Home, let you listen to your favorite tunes, but they can also tell you the forecast as you’re getting ready for work and read you instructions step-by-step while you prepare dinner. They even increase the safety of your home when connected to other smart devices such as smoke detectors, stoves, and security systems.
If the rooms in your home have hardwood, laminate, or tile flooring you may be hoping to spruce things up a bit. Area rugs can act as an accessory or the focal point of any room. These soft mats can warm up any room, balance the acoustics of a house, and protect your flooring from furniture and pet scratches. A rug can be a great addition to any space and they can be used to experiment with new colors or patterns into your favorite rooms.
In many rooms, windows end up being a missed opportunity to add a finishing touch. Things like curtains, blinds, and shutters can dress up your windows as well as make the entire space feel more complete. Plus, window treatments also increase your level of privacy and give you control over how much natural light you let into your home.
Keep Your Home Looking its Best
Making your house look and feel like home is all about attention to detail and regular maintenance. Finishing touches will provide each room with the thoughtful details they need to be whole. In addition to decor and accessories, make sure your home is as functional as it is fashionable. A home protection plan is an effortless and affordable way to keep appliances and systems up and running, according to House Method.
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