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7 Things To Make Your Home More Attractive

7 Things To Make Your Home More Attractive

Everybody loves to have a good and beautiful house. Having a good house helps in leading a comfortable and peaceful life. You can add small things to make your house more likable and attractive. If you want to sell your house, these attractive items will give you an edge. Here are some of the tips that will help in giving your house an edge over the others.

1. Curb Appeal

Increasing curb appeal is an excellent way of making your house attractive. If you have a well-manicured and organized drive, it will create an excellent view of the house. It is not a good idea to paint the house in a radically different color. You have to consider the neighborhood before choosing the paint color because if the color is too vibrant, it may cause the house to look out of place.

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2. The Entry Point

The front door is highly significant in creating the impression of a house. It is important to pay extra attention to the front door. It should not be faded and if it is made up of wood, make sure it is not chipped. The front of the entry mat should be clean. There should not be any debris or leaves on the front door. You should make sure that you coat the door regularly. Make sure that any plants on the entry level are trimmed properly.

3. The Entry Area

The entry area is crucial for increasing the appeal of the house. There should not be any obstacles or messy things in the entry level. You should not put things such as shoes, keys, umbrellas, coat racks etc. in the entry area. It is better to decorate the area by using flower vases. Flowers make the place look inviting and appealing. If the space is small, then it is better not to clutter it with decorative items. It is better to keep the place free and empty.

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4. Pay Attention to the Kitchen

The kitchen is a very important part of the house so you should pay special attention to this area. Try to update the kitchen with latest appliances and upgrade the finishes and materials. All of the upgrades depend on your budget. A good kitchen will also enhance the value of the house. You can use home kits to make the area greener and more environmentally friendly.

5. Making Hallways Inviting

The traditional houses have long hallways and there are rooms off the hallway. You should decorate the hallways with pictures and decorations. But if you find it difficult to make the hallway look attractive, then you can break up the walls with subtle artwork. The artwork can be in contrasting colors and matched with the color of the hallway.

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6. Offering Comfort in Living Area

Good and attractive living rooms are a significant factor in making the house appealing and comfortable. Having a comfortable living room helps in enjoying the house more. You can add comfortable couches along with beautiful pillows. These are excellent factors in making the area comfortable. It is better to keep the area rugs under the tables and in front of the couches. It is not a good area to hang rugs in the main area. They can cause people to trip and it does not help in increasing the appeal of the room.

7. Beautiful Backyards

If you have a backyard, it is important to pay attention to the area. The beautiful outdoor spaces can add a lot of value to the house. Make sure that the backyard is well-trimmed, organized and decorated. Make sure there are no debris and toys lying around. You can add beautiful and vibrantly colored pots to the yard. You can also paint beautiful scenery to the walls of the yard.

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You can make your house perfect turn it into your dream home by paying attention to the way you design and decorate your humble abode. You can increase the value of the house significantly as well.

Featured photo credit: Cnbamboo Home via cnbamboohome.com

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Last Updated on May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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