Simple Upgrades to Improve Your Home Life

Posted October 20, 2021 by in Home

Aside from being at work, the majority of people spend most of their time in their home, so feeling comfortable and relaxed is important for your overall sense of well-being and health. Spending a little time and money on home improvements can have a dramatic effect in terms of aesthetics, but will also improve how you feel in your house and could even affect your moods. Not only that, upgrading your home will also increase its value when you eventually decide to move on.

From noise insulation to simpler tasks like decluttering, below are a few tips to make your home a quiet, comfortable, harmonious haven:

Install Soundproofing

There are few things more annoying than being bothered by noise while you’re at home. If you find you’re constantly hearing the outside drone of traffic or are being disturbed by internal noises around the home, you should consider adding soundproofing. This can be particularly important for homes in busy city centers where the relentless buzz and drone from outside can become an irritant and might even cause problems sleeping. Companies like could provide soundproofing around your home to stop the incessant din. 

Tidy Up and Declutter

A disorganized home with items lying around does little to promote inner peace and relaxation – plus, it can cause unnecessary stress when you’re trying to find things. Take some time out to thoroughly declutter your home and find a place for the things you want to keep. Once removed, think about adding flowers, pictures or ornaments. 

Consider the Lighting in Your Home

Lighting can completely transform the look and feel of a room and, in turn, can alter the mood. You should aim to make the best use of any natural light you have during the day plus consider the color of the lights you use at night. Modern LED bulbs can be set to automatically change color, but also think about the placement of lights so you achieve the best, most soothing effect. Up-lighting and downlighting can immediately set the tone and mood of a room so consider the type of lights you buy and try to coordinate them across the rooms in your home. 

Replace Windows to Let in More Light

On the subject of natural light, if you find your rooms are too dull and don’t get enough daylight, think about replacing the windows with larger, brighter frames. Natural light in a room increases energy levels, plus will transform how your home looks both outside and inside. 

White ladder desk in a room with plants and lots of natural light.
Ladder Desk: $205 via Wayfair

Think About Repainting Rooms

As a rule, brighter colors tend to excite and energize, so keep them to a minimum if you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere and instead go for neutrals like white and beige – or try mellow blues and greens. Natural colors tend to work best in a room, perhaps offset with some family photographs on the wall. 

Add Plants

Bringing a touch of the outdoors inside can instantly change the feel of a space and plants can also be relaxing – both in terms of look and smell. For indoor use, leafy green plants normally work best. 

Round art deco bar cart
Round Art Deco Bar Cart: $170 via World Market

What home upgrade was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

*Photos by Taryn Elliott