7 ways of keeping your home fabulous, healthy & clean

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If you constantly feel like your home is missing something, you might want to try to boost its look with these easy and effective tips. You can make your home more stylish, comfortable, healthy and clean in a jiffy if you just follow these seven pieces of advice listed below.

Declutter

The easiest way to boost your home’s appearance is to remove unnecessary clutter. You don’t need all those old magazines, useless kitchen gadgets, empty bottles of shampoo in the bathroom and piles of dirty clothes in the bedroom. So, throw away or donate everything you don’t use and put as many things as you can in closed storage. Your home will instantly look more stylish and comfortable, and keeping it clean will be much easier and quicker.

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Bring in some colour

Even though monochrome rooms are trendy, having an occasional pop of colour will certainly boost your home’s style. New decorative cushions, area rugs or throws will instantly brighten up your space and give it a fresh and modern vibe. Plus, getting these accessories will cost you very little.

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Introduce texture

If you love your monochrome and minimalist space, you can add some interest to it by introducing different textures. Soft, velvet cushions, white (faux) fur throws and natural wool rugs will add depth and softness to your room, but still let you retain a clean and monochrome look.

Boost lighting

Most people often neglect lighting or opt for the first lighting fixture that they see in the store. However, lighting makes a huge difference in any space, so don’t cheap out on it. Modern fixtures will instantly boost the contemporary look of your home, while dimmers add to its warmth and relaxing mood. Layering your lighting is probably the best advice you can get—general lighting is just not enough. Adding desk and standing lamps, sconces and accent lighting to your space will provide you with the right level of illumination and style.

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Keep it clean

No matter how luxurious your home is, it will feel uncomfortable and cheap if it’s not clean and airy. So, make sure to set aside half an hour every day to clean and tidy up your home. Also, every time you clean, open the windows and turn on your fan to get rid of toxins and supply your home with fresh air. Additionally, you can ditch store-bought cleaning supplies and opt for homemade solutions. Baking soda, lemon, vinegar and some essential oil can be found in every household and they do an amazing job keeping it clean.

Get rid of dust mites and allergens

Keeping your home clean is especially important if you or any of your household members suffer from allergies. You need to know that your home is full of little critters living in your carpets, furniture, bed linen and clothes, as well as floating in your indoor air. So, make sure you vacuum your home once a week and regularly wash your sheets, towels and clothes. Additionally, keep your indoor air allergen-free by investing in the best air purifier for allergies on the market. It will make your life easier and much more pleasant.

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Clean your water

Most countries have heavily chlorinated water to keep it clean of germs. However, chlorinated water can possibly cause some nasty health issues, plus it can smell and taste unpleasant. If you invest in a water purifier, you can always have water that is clean, odourless and tasteless. There are purifiers that can be installed in your shower too, to eliminate the amount of chlorine you inhale during showers.

If you introduce these changes into your home, it will instantly look more stylish, but also feel more comfortable and pleasant. You and your family will be super happy and feel healthier in your new and improved home.

Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable, but she also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blog. Besides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time.