How to Make Your House a Home
Anyone can live in a house, but how can you make it a HOME? By creating a space that’s comfortable, cozy and filled with the people and things you love the most! Here are some easy ways to create comfort throughout your home.
1. Crank up the cozy factor with plenty of blankets and pillows.
Whether it’s extra pillows on the couch, blankets in a nearby basket, or an extra throw draped over the bed… Physically surrounding yourself with something cozy can instantly change the way you feel. It also adds some extra decor to the room, making it feel more inviting and relaxed.
One of the most important factors for creating comfort at home is the temperature! Too hot or too cold and nobody’s happy. Most of us have those ordinary hallway thermostats that only measure temperature in one location, so the hallway is comfortable but other rooms are not.
The solution? Try a smart thermostat. My pick is the ecobee3. It's the only smart thermostat that helps you address hot and cold spots in the house - something many of us can relate to!
It uses smart room sensors that measure both temperature and motion, so that it can deliver comfort in the rooms you and your family are actually using. It’s easy to install and the ecobee3 replaces your existing thermostat, and gives you freedom to remotely control the temperature in your home using your smartphone, tablet, smart watch or computer – anytime, anywhere. Perfect for parents too - you can control the temperature in your little one’s bedroom, play area or baby’s nursery.
It also knows when you’re away and automatically goes into conservation mode to help you save money. In fact, ecobee owners save an average of 23% on their heating and cooling bills, and so the ecobee pays for itself in energy savings in about a year!
Another way to add comfort to your home? Add a familiar scent. A smell can bring on a flood of memories, and instantly influence your mood. Maybe it’s memories of childhood, favorite holidays or even a favorite food. Light a candle to change the scent in a room and instantly trigger those feel good vibes.