If you’re serious about maintaining a beautiful-looking home, but you aren’t so serious about spending hours keeping it clean and tidy or doing endless repairs, you’ll love these low-maintenance home decor hacks.
Live with less
You probably knew this was coming, but it stands to reason that, the less stuff you have in your house, the less time you need to spend on cleaning it, putting it away, fixing it, and otherwise maintaining it.
You don’t need to go full-on minimalist and get rid of everything except the furniture you are sitting on, but start to really look at the things in your house and think about whether they enhance it or not. Think about which things you love and which things you do not, Think about which things you need and which you do not, and maybe get rid of the excess. It can be very freeing, and it gives your home the illusion of space and openness, even if it is quite small.
Let the light in
How many windows do you have? How many of them are obscured by various window treatments? If you have few windows and/or they are mainly obscured by curtains or blinds, you might want to change that. Why? Because the more light that is able to get into your home, the less likely you are to be plagued with issues like mold and dampness. The sun’s rays can even kill mildew, and that means that you don’t have to!
Natural stone is easier to look after
When it comes to the kitchen countertops, they are likely to see a lot of wear and tear, and it is not unusual for them to be scuffed, scraped, or stained. If you choose a natural stone – you can read about quartz countertops here – you will find that not only is it naturally anti-microbial, which is great news in the kitchen, but also that it is less likely to be damaged than other materials, and a lot easier to repair chips should they happen. End result, your kitchen always looks great.
Say hello to hardwood floors
Replacing your carpets with hardwood floors is a no-brainer if you are looking to create a low-maintenance home that still looks stunning. They can be swept and mopped and look as good as new, whereas you really have to work at keeping a carpet in good condition, vacuuming every day, cleaning up spills immediately, and shampooing regularly, and even then they never seem to look quite as fluffy and clean as they did when you first installed them.
Reed diffusers are always ready
Of course, good decor is about more than just the actual furnishings, it is about the smells you experience when in your home too. Scented candles and aromatherapy machines are great, but if you want to ensure that your home always smells good without having to go around lighting s bunch of candles or mixing up essential oil, buy a few reed diffusers in the same scent and place them on tables or shelves around the home, They will last for months, so you will not have to worry about whether your home smells good very often at all because…well it will.
Peace lilies are perfect
Of course, if the air in your home is polluted, it will make your home smell bad no matter how good your diffuser normally is at getting rid of aromas. Step in the peace lily. This pretty little plant is great at filtering the air of pollutants that would otherwise make the home smell less than fresh. Buy a few, place them in pretty porcelain pots, water once in a while and let them do their things.
Fake the lawn
If you love a well-manicured lawn, but you don’t exactly relish the thought of having to mow it regularly, seed it and feed it and pull up weeds all the time, then why not fake it? Artificial grass looks very much like the real thing these days, and the only maintenance you have to do is to occasionally hose it down to get rid of any accumulated dirt, which will save you a whole lot of time and give your neighbors serious lawn envy when they walk by.
As you can see, by being a little smarter about your home and decor choices, you can significantly cut down on the number of chores you will need to do, while also ensuring that your home always looks amazing – what’s not to love?