I get it. Making your house, a home is difficult. The amount of planning to get it just right can extend into the months if not years. If you’re the type that nearly never feels truly at home that is. It’s okay to feel like that. If you’ve moved out for the first time, it can be odd going to a new home.

What you have to remember is that it is a home of your own. You’re the boss. You’re in control. What you do with your space is your business and your business alone. Even still, you can find yourself in a tight spot if you don’t know what you’re doing.


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There’s a reason some homes and apartments remain almost the same as they day they are bought. Some people just don’t want to make any changes. They either don’t know how or don’t have the initiative or desire.

Cutting the effort out of home design is easy though. Ultimately it comes down to comfort and choice. If you’re sick of using milk crates or breeze blocks as seats, you know things need to change.

Of course, this could have all been nipped in the bud at the start. If you’re not the type to want to buy and bring in furniture, try furnished rentals instead of unfurnished homes or apartments. It may not feel entirely like a home of your own when you move in though. Some furnished places can feel like you’re just staying in someone else’s home.

Back to the task at hand. If you are in a situation where you can’t take having an unfurnished home any longer, it will make the effort to improve seem significantly less. At that point, you have to wonder, will you be even more comfortable if you put more effort into your home?

The answer is yes. It was always yes, it’s just you needed the appropriate motivation to do something. Don’t think the motivation will end when you’ve got a few chairs and a sofa though. It is possible that you could have enjoyed sprucing your place up.

From there, why not try your hand at a little bit of painting? Uneven or blank walls aren’t very nice to look at. They’re dull and uninteresting. They may not bother you at first, but after a while the uneven paint is going to get to you.

Painting isn’t difficult. If you have very little furniture or personal effects in a room, it can be as easy as laying down a sheet beneath you and getting to work.

If the floors are bare, you can’t be expected to get carpeting immediately. It could be you like the bare look. Soon enough, you’ll be wanting comfort. A sheepskin rug in front of the sofa to rest your feet on is a start.

The point is, once you get over the initial hump of having to do some interior design, you’ll then find yourself just wanting to do it. It’s a constructive exercise. It’s all about making a place your own, built on the sweat of your brow. A safe, protected space.

Don’t deny yourself a home because you don’t want to do any work for it.