Seven Ways to Make Home a Magical Place

September 4, 2018

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Where does magic truly happen?  It should be in the place you love the most.
Here are seven ways to make your home a magical place

 

Your home should be a special place to you and the people you love the most.  You likely spend a lot of time there, and that time should feel precious beyond measure.  I’ve put together seven ways to make home a magical place and to infuse a little happiness and beauty into it, too!

Shut Out The Outside World

Things feel so much better when you have some privacy.  Breathing space is extremely important, and even if you love your neighbors, you probably like to be alone from time to time!  This doesn’t mean putting bars on your windows and triple-locking your gate.  Plant trees and flowers that add privacy to your garden.  Put up a pretty fence.  Create an area in your garden where you can sit and laugh as a family without worrying about anybody lurking nearby!

Keep It Safe

Your home should be your safe haven.  Keep it safe by child-proofing your home if you’ve got littles, and making sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working.  Stash a fire extinguisher under your sink in the kitchen, and if you have a second story you might consider buying an escape ladder to store in your child’s room (this is the one we have). You might even want to install a smart alarm/home system, so you can have control and know what’s going on remotely.

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Make It Beautiful

A magical home should be beautiful to you.  If the look of your home doesn’t make your heart happy, start making some changes!  High end kitchen cabinets can look amazing, but there are tons of other styles to choose from and budget-friendly ways to bring your home to life.  Pick a theme; do you prefer sleek and modern, or shabby chic and vintage?  Hang some fairy lights and put out bouquets of wildflowers.  Whatever you do, bring some of your favorite colors and patterns into your home, along with plenty of texture.

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables means always having a fresh stash for home-cooked meals, and it makes your garden far more colorful and beautiful.  This is a fantastic hobby for both you and the rest of your family. You’ll teach your children a thing or two about vegetables and gardening, and you’ll all enjoy the therapeutic benefits. Plus, you won’t have to worry about pesticides or any other nastiness being used on your vegetables.

Make Memories Together

Make a point of making wonderful memories in your home together. Have pajama days and film nights.  Play games and build dens.  Camp out in your garden.  Invite other people over, host solstice dinners and apple-pressing parties and have a blast!

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Bring In The Wildlife

Make home a magical place by turning your garden into a haven for wildlife with grass that’s a little overgrown, a pond, beautiful flowers, bird feeders and baths, and a dedicated pollinator garden.  It can still look absolutely beautiful, and your kids will love being able to see different kinds of wildlife up close!

Take Care Of It 

It’s actually very stressful to live in a messy, cluttered house.  Dirty dishes in the sink don’t tend to promote that magic feeling.  So make sure to spend some time every week keeping your home clean, hygienic, and beautiful.  Share the responsibility of your home together.  Rotate chores, or work all together to get things done.  You’ll teach your kids a great lesson on responsibility by encouraging them to do this at a young age, too!

What are some things you do to make home a magical place?  Let me know by commenting below!

 

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2 Comments

  • Lisa

    September 5, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Great post, Lacey! It’s easy to get so lost in the day-to-day activities of living, that keeping the home a magical retreat can fall to the wayside. We try to do many of the things on this list but, lately, as I try to rebuild my career, it needs a bit of help. One thing I do fairly consistently is diffuse essential oils – lavender, patchouli, lemon…whatever fits the mood or scent I’m after. And, if we’re being honest, it’s past due for a good saging and de-cluttering. 🙂

    Which of these tips do you get the most mileage from? And thanks again for all the great posts!

    1. lacey

      September 6, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much for commenting!

      I know it can, especially this time of year when we’re all so busy! And ahh! I totally forgot to add diffusing oils. That really helps, too!

      For me, personally, having the house clean and decluttered and not having any close neighbors is the most magical. But I know that’s not feasible for everybody, plus not everyone may care about those things. I think it’s most important to know what makes you the happiest and do that!

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