8 Easy Ways to Increase Comfort in Your Home

by Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER 08/25/2019

After spending all day in your office in front of a computer, or outside working hard, the home should be a place of solace and comfort. Sadly, most individuals don't get that comfort they are looking forward to. If you fall into this category, you can make your home an oasis of relaxation with these useful tips:

Give Your Walls A Lighter Color 

Sometimes the colors on our walls are dark and cold, adding a bit of warmth and lightness is a great idea. Lighter colors such as gray are trendy. Gray would do well though, only if you have a lighter shade on your ceiling. Create accent walls with other vibrant shades or patterned wallpaper, thus creating that warm feeling.

Hang Some Pictures 

Hanging pictures is a fantastic way to make your home comfy. Although it might sound obvious, many homeowners tend to overlook it. Adding photos of things that makes you happy such as pictures from traveling, your favorite celebrities, family members, cartoon characters, flowers, cars, etc. is a brilliant idea. 

Buy Some Comfy Pillows 

Pillows are suitable for different areas of the home, from the bed or a chair in the bedroom to the couch in the living room. Buying some comfy, pillows is another way to make your home more relaxing. The cushions can be in different sizes; long bolsters are ideal for a bed or chaise, throw pillows or fur pillows for the couch. 

Make Your House Smell Nice 

A house that smells awful will surely be an uncomfortable place to stay. You can give your home a pleasant smell by using air fresheners or adding some flowers. Apart from making your home smell nice, plants will also help you purify the air in your home.

Invest in Area Rugs 

Considering an area rug is an excellent way to elevate your home. Silky shag rugs help to make a room feel warm and help to make your cold floors a little more bearable. Center an area rug in the middle of the room with furniture set at the edges.

Curtains Should Blend With The Paint 

Curtains make your home beautiful and homey, so hang a curtain that goes well with your wall paint to give visual expanse to the room. The enlarged appearance will make your home feel more comfortable.

Keep It Clean 

Cleaning your home is very necessary if you want to increase your comfort. Ensure you carry out daily cleaning tasks such as regular washing of towels and sheets, dusting accessories, mopping the floor, etc.

Add a bit of Decor

Adding decors make the home inviting and beautiful. A vase of flowers in the living room, potted herbs in mason jars at the kitchen window, fresh fruits and vegetables on the dining table and lot more will boost the comfort level of your home.

When preparing your home to sell, talk to your real estate professional about ways to make your home appear more inviting.

About the Author
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Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER

You can learn a lot growing up on a farm in rural Illinois. Just ask Gillespie native Judy Spencer-Dona. When it came to the daily chores on her family's farm - raising the livestock and harvesting the crops - each member of the family did their part. And although she didn't realize it at the time, young Judy was learning invaluable life lessons that would be the foundation for her later pursuits. To this day, she'll tell you her strong work ethic and her commitment to getting the job done are direct results of her childhood days on her family's farm. Hometown Values Truth be told, Judy will always be a country girl at heart. Even though she moved away from her hometown for a period to take advantage of career opportunities, she carried with her the values she learned early on. While Judy was grateful for the chance to experience new places and meet new people, she always secretly longed to return to Illinois' rural countryside. She'll even tell you her love for her home grew stronger during her time away, which is whey she was even more grateful to be able to return to the area she cherished. It's been several years since Judy moved back, and she feels it more than ever - there's no place like home. She now has a different perspective on the area. More than ever she treasures the natural beauty, the easy-going atmosphere and, perhaps most importantly, the warm, friendly people. A Passion for Her Work With such a deep appreciation for all this special place offers, it's no wonder Judy is so passionate about her work. As the area's leading real estate professional, she finds few things more fulfilling than helping others in the community make the most of their opportunities here. Whatever your real estate goals, this dedicated professional is committed to getting the job done. Judy understands firsthand, there's no place like home. For buyers, she not only works hard to match you with the right home, but the perfect neighborhood to fit your unique needs. For sellers, Judy knows there are oftentimes many emotions involved in the real estate process. With genuine care and compassion, she covers the details and strives to make your transition smooth and worry-free. A Homegrown Professional Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home in Macoupin or Montgomery County, put your move in the hands of a homegrown professional who understands your needs. A professional who knows There's No Place Like Home. Make the most of your real estate opportunities and call Judy Spencer-Dona today to schedule a private consultation. • Full-Time Real Estate Broker • Top Producer in the combined counties of Macoupin and Montgomery since 1999 • Your Lake REALTOR with over $20,800,000 in lake sales alone • Works With New Construction and Custom Built Homes • Relocating?--Let me be your relocation resource • Your Mature Moves Specialist--Condominiums for 55 years young • Top Overall Producer for Century 21 Reid Baugher Realty since 1999 • Quality Service Award Agent (chosen by clients) • Centurion Award, Century 21 - '00-'07 & '13-'16 - Top 1% Nationally • Ruby Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '01-'06, '14 • Diamond Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '08-'12, ‘15