10 Things Every Home Should Have

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Each and every home is different but, no matter your tastes, there are a few things that every home should have. You may think that some of these items are unattainable to you due to budget restrictions, but this is where you are wrong. No matter the budget, you can find a way to add these items into your home and enhance the ambiance under your roof. These items can bring a home together and create a comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests. These 10 things should be a staple in your home and here’s why:

1. Candles

First and foremost, candles are great to have as an emergency light source. However, they can also be a wonderful accessory to your home because they appeal to two senses. First, the flickering flame emits a very comforting source of gentle light and ambiance. Secondly, scented candles can calm the body and mind. Aromatherapy candles can lower stress and help you relax.

2. Artwork

Adding artwork to your home does not have to be expensive. Browse around a craft store or art show and find a piece that speaks to your personality. If a piece of art speaks to you and embodies who you are and how you feel, hanging it in your home is just another way for you to express yourself and feel comfortable in your home. Your home should match your personality and your guests will see that when they view your artwork.

3. Greenery

Whether your thumbs are green or not, houseplants are a great accessory for many reasons. First, having live plants indoors helps to improve air quality. Also, greenery can act as a contrasting element in a room, used as more of a focal point. Secondly, many houseplants do not require much maintenance – making your job as caretaker simple. Add some life to your home by adding some greenery to it!

4. A Bookshelf

Every home needs at least one, organized bookshelf. Whether you use this bookshelf for books, files or little knick-knacks, it is a great way to organize your items. Also, organizing and spacing out these items is a great way to express yourself.

5. Window Treatments

Window treatments are one thing that you can choose to spend a lot of money on or something that you can make yourself. Either way, having window treatments is a great way for you to be able to control the amount of light entering your home and add a layer of insulation between you and your windows. This is something that can save you money in the winter months!

6. Light Dimmers

Though this may not be an investment that you are willing to make, having dimmers is a great way to improve the ambiance of your space. Whether the natural light is just not quite enough or you need to brighten up a room significantly, you have complete control over the feel of a room. Dimmers allow you to create a mood.

7. A Nook

Each home needs a space for you to go and unwind. Whether it is the corner of a room that has the perfect lighting and a lot of pillows or a hammock in the backyard, your nook should be a place where you can escape into a book or into your own mind.

8. Storage, Storage, Storage

The only way to ensure that your home is not cluttered is to have plenty of organized storage spaces. Whether you have a series of decorative bins on a bookshelf, or built in cabinets, your home will feel much more comfortable without clutter.

9. A Comfortable Mattress

Your mattress is an investment. By investing in a mattress, and a good night’s sleep, you can boost your energy levels and morale!

10. First Aid Kit

Though this is not something that adds to the ambiance of your home, it can raise the comfort level. Knowing that you are prepared for any accidents is something that will give you peace of mind.

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