February is the month that Cupid is flying around. Love is in the air. Valentine cards are in demand, and chocolates are heavily discounted after Feb. 14.
We are also reminded that home is where the heart is and that our homes should be filled with love.
Here are some suggestions for adding some love to your home:
Make it your no-stress zone, your safe haven, where you go to rest, relax and wind down. Think about peace and happiness. Take a few deep breaths before you open the door, and when you enter your home, leave your worries on the door step.
Take it nice and easy. Don’t fret if everything in your home is not perfect. That kind of thinking can create stress. Just step back and say to yourself, “It will all come together in good time. As it does, I will enjoy my home in all its different stages.”
Share your place with special people. Invite good friends over for dinner, wine and cheese or a fun movie. Let laughter and happiness in to your home, and let them stay as long as they want to.
Make good memories. When you enjoy living in your home you will also be creating fond memories. Just thinking of those memories will make you smile and love your home.
Spend quality time there. It might not be Tara or Twelve Oaks, but it’s your home. So don’t run out every chance you get. Get to know your home better. Do fun things in your home.
Many years ago we lived in West Bloomington, Minn. Our daughter was just six months old when we moved there. I remember that our big husky-shephard would lie by the side of her crib and watch over her. That was a good feeling. I loved that home.
Now we live in Rose Hill Plantation. For many years, we shared our home with Duchess, our beloved standard poodle. She slept in her bed at the foot of our bed. She watched over us, or maybe she thought we watched over her. Seeing her there made me feel good. I love this home.
It’s not too difficult to love to your home, and it’s not too late to show your home some love.
Larry Stoller is a local Broker and Realtor with Real Estate FIVE of the Low Country. Larry@RealEstateFive.com, www.RealEstateFive.com.