Spending more time at home has become the norm for most households. Even with the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, classic home comforts are what the world collectively craves.
Staying in is the new going out, working from home is more commonplace than ever and we have all learned to appreciate the simple things in life. Consequently, households worldwide are also spending more money on home improvements and alterations than ever before.
But when it comes to the most effective ways to boost interior comfort, breaking the bank is not necessary. With a little creativity, there are countless options available for sprucing up your interiors for cheap.
For anyone looking to make the most of their home this winter, or any other season here are five cost-effective options to consider:
- Adding More Plants and Flowers
One of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to transform your interiors is to lavish them with life. By this, we mean bringing plenty of plants and flowers into the mix. Fake plants and flowers are an option, but nothing has the same allure and appeal as living plants and greenery.
They create beautiful points of focus for your spaces, they fill the air with an enchanting fragrance, and they even contribute to better air quality. They are also compatible with all types of interior décor, and are therefore practically impossible to go wrong with.
- Install Smart Lighting
This can be a surprisingly affordable way to take the classic concept of ‘mood lighting’ a step further. Home lighting automation can provide the user with total control over the illumination of their interior spaces. Everything from intensity to colour to tone to timing can be controlled remotely for total convenience.
Once you have set your own preferred programs, they can be accessed at the touch of a button. And with super-simple smart light switches like the Evvr Zigbee 3.0 In-Wall Smart Relay Switch (IRS), stepping up to smart lighting can be just as easy as installing a conventional light switch.
- Set up USB Outlets
Setting up a few conveniently-positioned USB outlets means never having to search high and low for a charger again. The fact that these are not already a standard feature in most homes is actually quite remarkable. Given how most of us are almost permanently connected to USB devices of some kind, it makes sense to make life easier.
Setting up USB outlets can be just as easy as changing a plug socket in the conventional way; you shut off the power, you remove a few screws, and you slot the new socket in place. After which, you will wonder how on earth you got by before.
- Try a Voice Assistant
This is more about convenience than comfort, but the two go hand in hand; a voice assistant can be linked with any other smart technology you have around the home, such as your smart lighting system. After which, you can control various things around your home with simple voice commands.
Voice assistants are used to interact with the web in a convenient and hands-free manner; you can ask your voice assistant what the weather will be like or for a brief news update or about traffic conditions in real time. It is essentially a voice-activated search engine, which can also control your smart technology at home.
- Get a Good Quality Air Purifier
The benefits an air purifier can bring to almost any interior space is huge. What many fail to realise is how indoor air can be as much as 500% more polluted than outdoor air. Particularly during the winter when windows and doors are kept closed, there is nowhere for indoor pollutants and airborne toxins to escape.
Research has shown how a quality air purifier can make a remarkable difference to the cleanliness and safety of indoor air; something that is guaranteed to benefit the whole family and contribute to everyone’s wellbeing. The benefits of an air purifier may be mostly invisible, but you really can feel the benefits.
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