Most of us view our home as our safe place. The space that is a direct and intentional reflection of you, your lifestyle, and your personality. But that’s only if you put forth the effort to curate and customize your abode.

Your home deserves your attention. You want it to be the perfect fit for you. Trust me, once you take the time to create a space you love, you’ll feel happier and calmer in all areas of your life. If you’re wondering what you can do to make sure your home is a true reflection of your individuality, keep reading.  


3 Tips for Making Your Home Your Sanctuary


Location 

I’m sure you’ve heard realtors say that location is king when it comes to choosing where you want to live – and they’re right. But I’m not referring to property values. Let’s look at how location is important outside of the aspect of reselling and property values.

Location is also important for other key factors of your life. For example, if you desire to live a more carefree life with less of a commute and easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment – you’ll want to consider communities that are within walking distance to the city center and public transportation. If you enjoy quiet serene environments, where landscapes are plus and traffic is light, you may consider more suburban neighborhoods.

Location can be essential to your peace of mind. The location of your home should match with your personality just as much as the home you choose should. Think about it this way, if you’re a quiet person that has an amazing cottage style home that you love but it’s located on a noisy street where people congregate and blast their music regularly – are you really going to be happy there?

Tip: If you’re new to an area, and not sure about neighborhood dynamics, you will want to find an agent who can help you find the right fit.  

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Decor

Making your home a personalized space is a process. When you first move into a new space, one of the things you will probably do is start to look for ways to make the space your own. You want it to feel familiar and homey. Changing the decor is the best place to start.

It’s worth the time and money investment to create the ideal look and feel for your home. Don’t rush the process. As you work on customizing your space, take the time to think about what elements of yourself you want to incorporate into the design. Curate furniture, accessories, and artwork that are a direct reflection of you. When you do you end up with a uniquely crafted space that expresses the many dimensions of who you are.

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Atmosphere

As you’re designing out your living space you’ll start to realize that you have created a standard of living for yourself. You may like the lights dim or for visitors to take off their shoes when they enter. Don’t feel bad about having some kind of rules for your home.

It’s okay if you prefer that the lid is always put down on the garbage can or if you want your pillows lined up a certain way. It honestly took me years to stop apologizing for my standard of living and how I wanted things done in my home. This is just a gentle reminder that it’s your house. Your rules apply and are valid – no matter how quirky others may find them.

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Gorgeous Bedroom by Elif - Tiffany Nicole Forever

photo cred: elif


Do you have any home personalization tips or things you’ve done to make your home your perfectly personalized space? Share in the comments!