There are few greater pleasures in life than coming home after a long day at work. You drop your bags at the door, take off those uncomfortable shoes, and take a long hot water shower. There is a comfort in a place to call your own, which cannot be found elsewhere. Unfortunately, your home can also be a source of annoyance, irritation, and stress. Coming home after a long day to a messy place, with bad lighting and uncomfortable furniture, inconveniently placed can be close to traumatic. If you want to make your home the kind of place you look forward to, as the clock nears 5 o’clock, you have to make a few changes.

Convenience and comfort go hand in hand

While you might want to live in the lap of luxury, what most people forget is that comfort is inseparable from convenience. While you might want to change out that old, saggy couch for a newer, comfier model, there are a couple less obvious changes you should be thinking of as well. For one, look at the layout of your apartment or house. What is the most logical placement of furniture. Where are lights and plug points situated? While you may want to use your new RGB LED controller, you should also think about how you can make maximum use of natural light and ventilation.

Listen to your intuition

Your home should be a place of familiarity. A place where you can be at ease. To achieve this, arrange your home to best suit your needs. An artsy key holder near the door; a hook near your washing machine to keep that one sock, until the other emerges from the mystery that is your laundry; a potted plant in your bathroom; a blanket near your sofa. The list goes on, but ultimately, make your home the best place for you to be!

Don’t go overboard

While the urge to make 5 Pinterest boards, and purchase every home ware item at local store, in addition to ordering off Esty can be quite strong, resist. Often, you need to purchase very few things to make a huge change. Shifting furniture around itself can make a big difference. Keeping costs in mind, means that you make smart purchases, like a RGB LED strip controller for that perfect mood lighting, which doesn’t break the bank.

Enjoy the process

It’s good fun to play house, move things around and see the difference it makes in your life. Some bright light, convenient seating and a plug point you can reach from your bed can be truly life changing.