The Importance of Home and How to Make the Most of It
Updated: Nov 21, 2022
Photo by Skylar Rae Photography
Before I dive in, I want to say a big THANK YOU to anyone reading this! It's been a dream of mine to have a blog ever since I started Homes by Simmone in the midst of the craziness that was 2020. Interior design is my true passion and real estate has been an incredible addition. By specializing in both, I get to help others find and create the home of their dreams. To me, home is so much more than just a place. It's where you should feel the most content and surrounded by everything you love. What could be more important than that? My hope is that today's blog will encourage you to create your home with intention and shift your perspective on the impact home has on your life.
A Reflection of YOU!
Your home says a lot about you. The style, colors, décor, and artwork displayed are all points of conversation. Why is that? Everything has been carefully crafted by you and there is always a reason behind those choices. Maybe the kitchen backsplash is your favorite color and handmade by artisans, or the throw pillows in the living room were a result of Saturday afternoon thrifting with your best friend. Even if the reason is simply because you love it, or it makes you happy, all choices come together to make your home uniquely yours. By putting intention behind all the details that make up your home, the physical area you live in quickly evolves into an emotional space.
While I stress the importance of turning a house into a home, I know it can be an intimating process when you consider everything else going on in your life. As a realtor, I purposely aim to find homes for my clients that fit their everyday life and style to ensure the emotional connection is created from day one. When that connection feels lost, my interior design role comes in and we have the ability to create a beautiful, functional home that is the best reflection of you and your family.
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Curated for Everyday Life
Home is where every day starts and ends. The ins and outs of daily life are probably on autopilot by now because you've set your home up to fit into your routine. However, there are systems that can be put into place in your home that can make your life run smoother!
Start making small changes weekly or monthly that make your daily life easier and see the big changes over time! Below are some quick and easy ideas:
Reorganize spice cabinet, pantry and refrigerator. Toss out expired items and add baskets, bins and labels for easier access.
Replace multiple, large appliances with one that is multi-purpose, like an air fryer with four different functions. Any coffee drinkers? My self-grinding, automatic coffee maker is a godsend.
Create a designated spot for mail, keys, wallet, etc. I have a bowl on my counter that I have to go through when it starts filling up because it's in plain sight.
Looking for bigger changes with most impact long-term? You may want to hire an interior designer. The following ideas are ones that I've worked with clients on, and they truly make all the difference:
Whether you're building off of what you have or starting fresh, change up the color scheme! New paint, décor and accent pieces are a great start.
Consider some demo. Opening up walls and changing floor plans will make you feel like you have an entirely new home that functions better than you ever thought possible.
Out with the old, in with the new. Breathe new life into your home by updating dated light fixtures, hardware, finishes and furniture. Remember to choose with intention!
Fall in Love with Home
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Like most things, creating a real, positive connection to your home takes time. I didn't feel this attachment when we first moved into our home, but we knew it was the one right when we walked in. After a few years of changes and updates, I can happily say that I am absolutely in love with my home. It's not the biggest or fanciest, but I have worked hard to make it ours. If there is something I don't like about it, I work towards improving it. Some may call me a homebody, but it's a great feeling when home is your favorite place in the world. I take pride in helping my clients feel this was about their home as well.
Creating a home that is everything you desire it to be (and more) is achievable! If you don't feel that you can accomplish this on your own or maybe your current home isn't the right fit... I know a girl ;) Reach out to schedule your home buying or design consultation with Homes by Simmone!
Hi! I'm Simmone
I'm so glad you're here! I am an interior designer, realtor, owner of Homes by Simmone and completely obsessed with all things home. This blog is an exciting way to share my knowledge and grow my small business. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!
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