Home Makeover Help
Daydreaming Helps You
Design a Better Home
By Jeanette Joy Fisher
Inspiration for your home makeover comes from many
sources. Try this easy exercise tonight and see what
your "daydreaming" creates.
Most of us enjoy daydreaming
about our perfect home. Do you ever think about your
home just before falling to sleep? Instead of worrying
about your tasks for tomorrow, try this exercise
tonight: imagine you're arriving home. When your head
hits your pillow, close your eyes and daydream about
your homecoming. What do you see that greets you?
Daydream about easy changes or additions you can make
that would make you smile when you get that first
glimpse of home. Perhaps a few white flowers planted by
the walkway or a refreshing tropical fern by the door
Think about your front door. Could a fresh coat of paint
in a happy color help you feel joy? Visualize colors
like snappy apple or silver pine green and rosy coffee
au laits. Imagine your home from the curbside viewpoint
and play with new colors for your front door.
Maybe you come home and park in a garage for security.
If so, paint your connecting door a welcoming color and
create a mini-entry inside with a mirror. Make your
entrance just as welcoming as your formal entry for
Next, in your dreams, open the door and what do you see
that immediately greets you? What can you do so that the
first glance makes you feel happy to be at home?
Carefully examine the first thing you notice when you
take your first step inside. Most of us look down to
watch our step. A soft area rug makes your feet feel
pampered. Look up. What catches your attention? People
get so used to their accessories, they don't even notice
them after awhile. Rearrange your pieces so they grab
your attention anew.
Where do you go when you arrive home? Each of us has a
ritual when we come home, whether we're conscious of it
or not. Think about your first activity upon arrival.
Make sure it's a pleasant task or change it.
Try to envision changes that you can make to achieve a
harmonious home-coming. Besides organizational changes,
home decorating changes can help you, too.
Keep daydreaming about your spaces and visualize your
desired changes. Think about how you want your spaces to
make you feel. For instance, if you want your kitchen to
make you feel organized, take out cluttering accessories
and repaint the walls a calming muted green. Maybe your
dining area needs a facelift to bolster family
conversations and a new large mirror would reflect
shimmering candle light and happy faces.
Most home makers enjoy shopping for that perfect
accessory, daydreaming about colors for their rooms, and
planning a new look for their home. I'll bet you fall
asleep before you get to your bedroom in your dreams.