At Home… With All Senses
We all know that home is NOT just a place where you go to have a good night’s sleep, it is… how can I put it… a HOME. I am sure you have heard, read, blogged, tweeted or liked on Facebook various explanation of what makes it so special. Still, I would like to share my point of view as a semi-professional (or in other words self-proclaimed) expert on domestic matters.
So what does at home with all senses mean? It is pretty simple, actually, its all the tangible and intangible little details that make your space a reflection of your personality, your very own, very private, piece of the whole wide world.
We all have five senses, and when evaluating a property, visiting a friend or even coming home from work, we use them all, and not just the vision, to decide whether we feel good, whether we like it, and whether it feels welcoming or intimidating. Seems like a lot depends on the little details, right? Here is how to give a jump start to your senses:
Well, cleanliness can is a visual state, too, but here I am talking about the feeling that a clean home has wrapped around itself. De-cluttering a little bit every day, dusting, doing the dishes is all part of a ritual that sends a message to your brain that you are home. Have you ever been to a friend’s house, which is very classy with just the right accessories, yet something makes it look kind of shabby… That’s right, it is the thin, but impossible-to-miss, layer of dust on the TV and the picture frames.
According to Cleaning Brighton, to create a feeling of cleanliness, you need to be vigilant about cleaning a little bit every day. Furthermore, there is nothing that makes you feel at home better than puttering at home barefoot… and not having a layer of grime stick to your feet. To me, it’s the ultimate achievement!
Nothing says at home with all senses like the smell of your home. Do you remember when you used to visit your granny, and her home always smelled like freshly baked cookies, and ever since when you enter a bakery (I know you wouldn’t even think to start baking on your own), memories of the happy childhood days start swirling through your brain.
Nowadays, we rarely bake, and cook but companies like Glade, are glad to compensate for the lack of cookie scent with various scents from ocean breeze through lavender to pine trees. Even now your home probably already has its own, unique smell, and, hopefully, it isn’t that of your pet! Make sure you do everything within your power to make it smell nicely, and it will not only feel better to be at home, but your brain will start recognising it as “HOME” the minute you walk through the door.
How to scent your home? You have unlimited options, starting with scented candles, air fresheners (thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies they can even look like small accessories), fragrance sticks, fancy cleaning products, something you have actually cooked or just plain old fresh air from outside. The choice is all yours, just remember – you need to be At Home… With All Senses.
This might sound a bit strange but for those of you who live in high-traffic areas, it might be the most disturbing part of being at home. If you like pace and quiet, you would benefit from sound-proofing your home. Some of you, probably, can’t the stillness of the silence, and need to have music running all the time. Decide what makes you happy, and make sure you have the right music on when you enter your home.
What are your little secrets to feeling best at your home?