Every family home has its special touch but, in time, all of the quality features of an old home tend to wash out. Without renovating and investing in new household items, it’s quite difficult to maintain a quality look and functionality of one’s home. When you have a growing a family by your side, it’s even more challenging to keep the home in order. Thus, it’s important to create an atmosphere in which you, your partner and your children can all be fully engaged and determined to turn your home into the most comfortable family oasis, and here are some crafty ways to do so.
Follow the wise ways of Feng Shui
Feng Shui teaches us that the household energy enters through the front door, and the way we arrange our indoor surrounding determines how the energy will flow through the house. The main goal is to create harmony by enabling the so-called chi energy to spread evenly through the house. The kitchen should be placed in the center of the home, because the kitchen is the nutritive center for all occupants. Avoid blocking any room entrances with furniture – this way, you are preventing chi from flowing. All occupants should have the same amount of private space in order to satisfy the needs for harmony, and you should keep this in mind especially when allocating children’s rooms – one room mustn’t be larger than the other.
Flowers are a home’s best friend
All living elements in your home contribute to a sensational feeling of comfort and also bring you closer to nature. If you already have pets, but there are no plants in your home, then this should be a good enough reason to implement them. Most parents are worried that they won’t have enough time to take care of the plants, which is actually no problem at all in most cases. For families who travel frequently, there are resistant, easy-growing plants that you can rely on to survive a lot of mistreating. Keeping freshly cut flowers in vases is a beautiful way to decorate your home when you are expecting guests, so make sure to choose a lot of roses for the pleasure of both smell and sight. Plants are natural air purifiers, so you can also be sure that your children are spending time in clean air when plants are around.
Make some space for a fun family bubble bath
Everyone needs a place to relax and chill after a hard day at work, in school or at university, which is why arranging a cozy pool-space area in your garden is an investment worth every penny. There’s no better way to gather the whole family for a hot summer weekend than by spending the whole day resting by the pool and enjoying a gentle home-spa treatment. Australians are really fond of this idea, which is why you can find a relaxing inground spa in Sydney in a lot of households with larger gardens. The installation is easy and it’s tailored to each customer’s needs, and you can choose to have them installed partially or completely inground in order to fit your preferred landscape design. With this investment, the whole family is guaranteed to spend a lot of relaxing and enjoyable hours outdoors.
Family murals as statement wall decoration
Making murals and creating a statement wall piece out of them is a crafty and decorative way to show what your family is proud of. There is more than one way to do so, and the key is to express your creativity. For example, you can put up a family travel map which serves as a fun and interactive piece of décor on which you can mark the places your family members have visited. You can do so by placing the map on a magnetic surface or by purchasing a ready-made scratch-off map. A great piece of contemporary art can be made by lining up the family photo frames with an imaginary rectangle on the wall. This gallery wall is surprisingly easy to make, yet it creates a stunning effect and has a special touch due to it being personal and unique.
Don’t forget to leave some more space to create a playful environment and throw in some game tables equipped with playing cards and a couple of board games for spending lazy Sunday evenings with your family. The more family-friendly your home is – the more reason you’ll have to spend time together.