5 Interior Design Tricks to Fall in Love With Your Home

What's the vibe you love

5 Interior Design Tricks to Fall in Love With Your Home

What is the difference between a house and a home? They both refer to the place you live in and where you sleep in at night. Yet, to make your house a home is to create a space where you feel comfortable, cozy and safe.  

Having a place where we feel at peace is even more important nowadays. By taking care of ourselves in our home, we are able to be better prepared to take on the rest of the world.

At Kathy Corbet Interiors, our mantra has always been “Love Your Home.” Imagine waking up in a space that fills you with happiness and going back to a place at night that makes you feel relaxed just by thinking about it... How much of an impact would that have on your energy throughout the rest of the day? 


What's the vibe you love


How we arrange our space and decorate our interior can have a big influence on how we feel when we are home. 

Here are 5 interior design tips to fall in love with your home every day.

1. What does your happy place look like? 

If you had to picture the most serene and happy place to you what would it be?  

Do you see a spa-looking place overlooking the ocean? Do you see a fancy hotel? Do you see a forest home surrounded by nature? Do you see a bright colorful room with lots of games and fun activities? 


Kathy Corbet Spa Bathroom

Does your happy place feel like a spa? We can create it!


Everyone has their own definition of happiness and their own way of resourcing themselves. Make a list of what YOUR ideal happy place would look like and start implementing some of these ideas into your current home by aligning the colors and furniture to this vision. If you hire an interior designer, sharing a list of the types of spaces that make you happy will make it easier to align on a vision.


2. What activity makes you happy?  

We know what makes us happy. Unfortunately we don’t always set ourselves up for success and, in this case, for happiness. Sometimes we don’t do the things we like to do because the space isn’t prepared for it.  

Concretely how do you refuel?  

Is it by reading or meditating? Then make sure to have a quiet space in your house for that.  

Is it by being creative and painting? Then dedicate a big table for your art so that you don’t have to move it around all the time.  

If cooking relaxes you, spend more time decorating the kitchen and clearing the space so you have more freedom in that room. 


Kitchen by Kathy Corbet

If you love to cook, choose a kitchen with plenty of prep space


Be honest with yourself and define what makes you feel good and what participates to your healthy balance. It will be much more fun and motivating to indulge in what makes you happy once your space is ready. 


3. Be kind to your future self 

Think about your daily schedule, how you operate, what you need the most. Make sure everything you use often is easily accessible instead of tucked away and hard to reach. Decluttering your space is a great idea and will bring you a sense of control. Making it hard to reach daily objects will bring more frustrations. Take notes of what you use often, then keep those items handy and organized.  


Kitchen with lots of storage by Kathy Corbet

We can design a kitchen that keeps your most used items easy to reach, yet out of sight.

4. Celebrate the happy moments 

Bring positive memories to life in your home. Decorate with a picture that reminds you of a great trip, a portrait of your family or a painting that brings you joy. Make space for the special decorative items that make you smile by just looking at them.  


Bedroom designed by Kathy Corbet

This bedroom has the perfect built-in shelves for favorite photos and mementos.


5. Invest in experiences 

A home can create happy memories if we set it up for success.

Declutter your space, removing what doesn’t serve you anymore and inviting human connections insteadWhat about making a corner in your kitchen that’s dedicated to taking your morning coffee while looking out the window with your partner? Does your family enjoy eating outside? Get yourself a big enough outdoor table with enough chairs and some lights to enjoy every summer night 

Table and chairs by Kathy Corbet in Richmond, VA

This little nook is the perfect spot for cozy conversations.


Make your home a place where happy experiences easily happen. 

Are you ready to nurture your happiness and fall in love with your home? Using interior design to promote happy living is our passion. If you need extra help, contact us today

Kathy Corbet Interiors is thrilled to be featured in the upcoming book Inspired Interiors. Browse some of our most beautiful spaces alongside the work of other leading interior designers and start imagining your dream home.