Variety is the spice of life, or so they say. We all know the risks of letting life get stale. It has implications for everything, including work productivity and our mental health. That's why it is important to focus on the aspect of variety. It's why we go away on holiday, try out a new restaurant or get a new hobby.
But when you're bored in your current home, that can be a little trickier to deal with. It's easy to feel that you would be happier somewhere else, but not necessarily right. Remember how stressful it was when you bought your first home? Possibly not, as the mind has a way of recalling only the positive parts of the past. Rest assured; it's not the easiest thing to do. Moving is one of those things that can be worth doing at the right time, but shouldn't be done lightly.
If you've found things are getting stale where you are, then it may instead be worth shaking them up a little. The changes don't need to be huge, but they can freshen up your home and your life.
Replace One Set Of Furniture
Before you go looking for a mortgage to buy a new house, or hire a realtor to sell this one, think about what bores you in this home. If you're just sick of looking around at the same scene every day, a much cheaper change can be made. You could replace your living room suite, or your dining room furniture, without having to overspend. The change that can bring in a home, and in your mind, can be substantial.
Add A Few Decorative Touches To Spruce It Up
You can give your home a sense of renewal without even needing to move out old couches and replace them with new. The key is adding the correct, often very basic, decorative accents. Go through each room and think about small additions which could add up to a significant change.
In the living room, maybe a few rugs would do? Perhaps replace the mirror in the bathroom. In the kitchen/dining room, new linen table runners can work. All of this costs a lot less than moving to a new place.
Overhaul Your Garden
The first thing you see when you come home in the evening, and when you look out of your window, is your garden. Not all of us are keen gardeners, but if you want to feel like you're living somewhere new then why not change your landscape?
If you've always wanted to live somewhere that felt a bit more exotic, plant up brighter flowers and fruits. Think about somewhere you've been and loved recently. See what you can bring to your garden that evokes some of that spirit.
None of this is to say you're stuck in your current place permanently. In the fullness of time, a move may do you good. But if you can see yourself living in your current house with the right changes try that first. You'll be glad you didn't spend the Earth on something so simply achieved.