Now that your home is your new place to be, it has to look good and spark joy. Be it a room renovation or simply a home décor purchase – surely you’ve tried to make your everyday spot a little more comfortable, especially when there are thousands of home inspiration photos all over the internet. While it’s easy to fall into that rabbit hole of pretty things, aesthetic should fall second to safety when redecorating your home. But that doesn’t mean it has to look bad.
Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you turn every corner of your home Instagrammable, without sacrificing safety.
Home sanitation stations can look minimalist with just a bottle of alcohol, but a well-planned and complete set up can look just as pleasing if done right and is definitely a lot safer for your home.
Establish a flow to create a space that makes sense. Start with a foot bath to clean shoe soles, followed by disinfectants to sanitize your hands, keys, and other items. Have a nearby hamper to leave dirty clothes in and a trash bin to dispose face masks. Finally, keep a clear path to the bathroom so you can immediately wash off remnants of the outside world.
Living room, home office, and bedroom
Probably already the most decorated areas of the house, these rooms should be given extra attention when it comes to safety since they are also the most frequented spots.
Achieve a safe walking area by keeping floors clear of cables, toys, and other clutter that you or others might trip on. If you’re aboard the plantita/plantito train, research your houseplants and keep poisonous ones away from kids and pets. Also, never overload extension cords and always unplug electronics when not in use. Not only will this keep you safe from electrical hazards, but it will help you achieve a clean look in your rooms, too.
Bathroom items can range from bath essentials to cleaning tools to blow dryers. It might be tempting to just stash them all in the cabinet, but proper storage and placement can keep this private space safe while looking good.
Ensure safety with small practices such as keeping your caddy within easy reach of the shower. Meanwhile, store chemical cleaners away from children’s reach and in a lidded container. You can keep that fancy rug by the door, but stick non-slip bath grips underneath to keep it steady. Most importantly, place a good distance between your electrical devices and water sources.
Now that you’re probably doing more home-cooking than ever, maintaining an organized and aesthetically pleasing kitchen 24/7 can be a challenge. The answer is a smart layout, lots of storage space, and the right tools.
Arrange appliances in a way that reduces movement since you’re often handling hot, sharp, or fragile tools. The typical kitchen flow is fridge, prep counter then stove. Keep seldom-used cooking appliances in cabinets to lessen countertop items and bring them out only when needed. This can remind you to unplug them before leaving.
Lastly, keep your kitchen (and entire house) intact and beautiful by choosing only safe and trusted kitchen fuel like Solane LPG.
These small things could mean the difference between staying safe and having a serious accident, so while you don’t need to let go of aesthetic, make sure you think of safety first when leveling up every corner of your home.