Everyone has a favourite room in their home that they just love to spend their time in. You’ll know exactly which room it is, because it’s often the room that you spend the most time (and money) in.
What does this inevitably mean? It probably means that some rooms in your home are going to be somewhat neglected compared to others… and that is totally fine! But that doesn’t mean that every once in a while, you can find a new room in your home to love.
Once you start putting in some work to do up a new room in your home, you really do notice the tables turning and you might realise you start to love a room that you previously couldn’t stand to be in. All it takes, is for you to invest some time and effort into it.
I recently turned a room I hate into one that makes my smile every time I step into it. So, today’s post is going to focus on what your favourite room in your home might be, and how you can maybe rekindle your love for a neglected room.
Creating a Bedroom that you Love
The bedroom is probably the room where you spend most of your time. Even if most of that time is spent sleeping. So, it’s probably no surprise that the bedroom is normally people’s favourite room in their home. It’s most peoples saving grace at the end of a hard day’s work.
That’s why I’ll be making the bedroom my next DIY project. My bedroom is currently a mismatch of furniture, a floordrobe that could easily be mistaken for Mount Everest and lacklustre décor… cringe.
I’m a firm believer that your environment affects your wellbeing. Thinking along the lines of “tidy room, tidy mind” I truly believe that the state of your bedroom can affect how well you sleep at night. From neglected décor to old mattresses, all of the little aspects of your bedroom can impact your sleep.
If you know it has been far too long since you last swapped your mattress, it may be time to look into brands such as silentnight mattresses. You’ll find ultimate comfort and happiness with a new mattress. Plus, it’s the perfect first step for overhauling your bedroom.
My bedroom DIY journey will likely be a long one that involves stripping, replastering and painting the walls, entire new furniture, new carpet and lighting. The list is endless but it’s a journey that I’m certain will help me love my bedroom again.
My Current Favourite Room in the House
The living room is my favourite room in the house. It’s the first room I started work on when I moved in 2 years ago. It’s the one that I’ve spent the most time and money on so it’s only right that it’s the favourite room in my home.
The downstairs of your house is the most communal area. It’s where you’ll have friends and family round to relax, which is why I think it’s important to invest time, effort and money into your downstairs living area. If you’re thinking you couldn’t possibly afford to redecorate your front room instantly, don’t panic. It doesn’t have to be a 60-minute makeover. I’ve lived in my house for 2 years and my living room still isn’t perfect, but it’s getting there.
So, if you’re dying to do your living room up but your bank account isn’t, think about how much you can do it on the cheap. From simple home hacks to upcycling old furniture to doing the DIY yourself, you’ll soon find that you can revolutionise an old room without spending lots of your hard-earned cash.
P.s. This is exactly what I’ve done with my kitchen which, by the way, is close to becoming my new favourite room. I can’t wait to reveal my kitchen transformation and how I’ve managed to do it on a budget.
Revealing the Least Favourite Room in my Home
Honestly, deciding on my least favourite room was a tough one. Despite only being a small two-bedroom house, there’s still sooo much that I want to do to it. But, I’d say the least favourite room in my house is a toss up between the spare room and the bathroom.
The spare room initially had all the intention of becoming an office and dressing room. But I quickly realised that I should be focusing my attention on the more visible rooms first and then a friend moved into my spare room for a short while. So, the spare room wound up being the forgotten room in the house.
Now that I’ve got my spare room back again, it’s probably time to start thinking about how I can turn it into an office again. Though, when my friend left, I let her take my desk with her which means it’s back to the drawing board with designing the spare room.
As for the bathroom, it’s a room that needs a lot of love. But, it’s one that would be expensive to renovate so it’s one that I’m learning to love as it is. If I decide to stay here for longer then I will start saving up to renovate the bathroom. Until then, I’ll accept it for the turquoise space that it is.
Honestly, it’s rare that you will love every room in your home. But there are small steps you can take to start turning those unloved rooms into spaces that make you smile. Whatever you do, be easy on yourself and remember it’s okay to not live in an insta-perfect house. It takes time, effort and money to create a home you love.
This post has been written as part of a partnered post