As unfortunate as it can often be, you don’t always have a great degree of control over the place that you end up living in. Sometimes you need to move somewhere for work, and the deadline for needing to have a place lined up comes before you can find a more ideal arrangement, forcing you into a less optimal solution, for example. This can be disheartening, and while you can move again when you’ve got a place, the process of doing so might simply be too much for it to be feasible.
That being said, this doesn’t have to be the end of the world. While the place that you’re currently in might not be your dream home, it may well have potential, and bringing this out could make you much more comfortable.
What Makes a Pleasant Space?
Perhaps the problem you’re having is that you simply don’t enjoy spending time in your home. If that’s the case, it might not seem as though decoration is going to do much to help you, but perhaps researching the most effective areas to focus your efforts could change that. For example, natural light is something that could help, but it might also be that your residence doesn’t have access to much natural light, which isn’t something that you can do much about. In this case, you might be interested in houseplants that thrive in low lighting, as they can be surprisingly effective at combating some of the problems you may be facing.
Your Own Lighting
Another alternative could be to change the very atmosphere and nature of the place through your own additions. If you feel as though you’re stifled by the kind of lighting and appearance of the place as it stands, working to completely overhaul this with different colours, shades and locations of lights could start to change the appearance enough to give you something to work with. From here, you might feel as though the best course of action is to decorate the rest of the home in a way that makes the most of this new lighting and complements it accordingly.
If this is a direction you think would suit you, you can start by simply visiting electrical supply stores and considering which of the options will help you to move forward.
Incense, Diffusers and Fresh Air
While the appearance of a home can be something that drags it down, some people can also struggle with issues such as noise or smell. In extreme cases, either of these can be unbearable and perhaps in need of further investigation from your landlord or estate agent. However, in less extreme cases, there might be something that you can do about it. In the case of odours, especially, you have a wide variety of options. Regular amounts of fresh air and open windows can make a huge impact over time, but you might hold back in the colder months. In this case, you also have incense and diffusers that can add more pleasant smells entirely, completely warming you up to the idea of spending time there.