Easily Maintained Home Comforts the Whole Family can Enjoy.
Making your home more comfortable is key to enjoying life – with the cost of living crisis looming, a lot of people are choosing to stay at home instead of going out. And to make that more enjoyable, you need to focus on getting your house absolutely perfect for you. That doesn’t mean creating a show home, but rather somewhere where you can relax in comfort without anything getting in the way.
Finding some easily maintainable storage is a great starting point; you don’t want storage that requires constant dusting and polishing, or anything which needs regular varnishing. While this can look fantastic, of course, it isn’t always easy to maintain – especially if you lead a busy life. Affordable furniture made of lacquered particle board, like what you find at IKEA, is perfect because it’s not too hard to take care of. It also comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, meaning you’re bound to fit something that fits in your home.
Being clever with your storage, like utilizing any under-the-stairs space or sliding boxes beneath your bed, is another way to maintain a tidy and comfortable home you will enjoy spending time in. Removing clutter is really helpful for creating comfort; there’s nothing worse than tripping over toys in the dark, for example, and having too many knick knacks makes your home a dust and dirt trap.
Rugs on solid flooring
Wooden or other solid flooring (like vinyl or tile) is undoubtedly easier to maintain than carpet – spillages can be mopped up without causing a stain, and any crumbs can simply be swept away without the need to involve a vacuum cleaner. This makes it quicker and easier to look after your home, meaning you’ve got more time to spend actually enjoying it. Even the kids can get involved without the need for wires… and let’s face it, they’re the ones who often cause the mess in the first place!
But solid flooring often doesn’t give off those comfortable vibes like a plush carpet would. An easy way to meet in the middle is by adding rugs to a room; these can simply be picked up and cleaned as needed, then air-dried outside to add that fresh scent to your home. Rugs are much more affordable than carpet, and instantly add a pop of colour and texture to the room making them a fantastic design choice.
One way to really enhance the comfort levels of your house is to ensure your bed is a really comfortable place to be. A mattress topper is very easy to maintain, because they tend to come with a machine-washable cover meaning you can keep them clean. They give your mattress an extra layer, and if you choose a memory foam one they really help to align and support your body. This will make your bed super inviting, and somewhere you’re happy to sink into and relax at the end of a long day. You can get mattress toppers for all bed sizes, meaning they’re perfect for all the family. A good night’s sleep will leave you feeling refreshed, so they’re a definite winner!
When you hear the phrase ‘house plants’, you might not pair that with ‘easy to maintain’ – but there are certain plants which definitely are simple to look after. They make a house a home, adding some greenery which is really healthy for you and your family. A cactus, for example, requires little to no watering: just a spritz every now and again, when you remember! Aloe vera and corn plants also don’t need watering too often, so if you’re forgetful then they’re a great choice. House plants help to purify the air, and they’re also proven to lift your mood.
Blankets and cushions
Comfort generally goes hand in hand with soft furnishings. Blankets and cushions are an easy way to add something soft to a room, and they’re easy to maintain too. Cushion covers can be zipped off and thrown in the washing machine along with your blankets, then air dried to keep them soft. Buying good quality pieces means they’ll last a long time and keep your home comfortable for longer. These are especially good options for adding some fun to your children’s rooms – you can purchase cushions and blankets in their favorite colors or featuring their favorite characters, allowing their personality to shine through.
Adding comfort to your home doesn’t have to make it difficult to maintain, and these ideas will go a long way to making your house somewhere you love spending time.
11 thoughts on “Easily Maintained Home Comforts the Whole Family can Enjoy.”
Such a great post! I love houseplants and rugs, haha 🙂
I absolutely love houseplants and always have them in every room of my home.My mom always had the coolest of plants and out home always looked so nice with those pops of green and I love that they are also natures Natural Air Purifier 😉
These are all really great ideas! Mattress topper is a must! Thanks for sharing this with us
A comfortable home is everything! These advice will definitely improve it!
House plants can really add life and soothing vibes to a space. Unfortunately I am a serial plant killer, I just can’t keep them alive!
These suggestions really do help with making the home more comfortable. I like to have lots of plants and blankets on hand!
Thanks for the helpful tips on how to create a comfortable and easy-to-maintain home for the whole family to enjoy. Your post has given me some great ideas to spruce up my own living space!
I need to get some house plants. I just have to be careful on which type of plant I get because I have a cat.
Yup, we have some of these. A mattress topper is a must!
These little touches of comfort are a great way to get the family together after a long day.
It’s these little touches that really make a house a home. House plants, cushions and rugs bring so mcuh comfort and colour. I would not be without my mattress topper!