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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Fun

Given the amount of time, energy, and money we spend on our homes, it’s reasonable that we have high expectations. We should ask much more from them than just providing a place to sleep and store our belongings. They should be tranquil, restorative, and also fun. In this blog, we’ll focus on the latter. We shouldn’t always look to the outside world to provide enjoyment; our homes can also be spaces where we create fun moments with our friends, families, and ourselves. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to do this.

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Don’t Let Tech Do All the Work

There’s much to love about technology, and you’ll definitely want to have it in your house, but it’s not fair to expect tech to do all the work. For starters, it’s not always as fun as it should be — studies have shown that extensive tech use can lead to an increase in stress. As another option, look at adding some non-tech fun items to your home. There’s much to love about board games, for instance, or could you add a reading corner to your property? It’s how people used to have fun before the internet became so ubiquitous. 

Add Some Pets

It’s often only when we bring a pet into our world that we realise just how much that can bring to our lives. More than anything, they’re fun! Especially if you get the right type of pet. A social dog will provide plenty of enjoyment. If you have space in your garden, then you could also look at adding more adventurous animals to your home, such as keeping chickens, or getting an alpaca from GB Alpacas. If you have a lot of land, then you could even add a horse (or pony). A life filled with animals is a good life!

Make the Most of Your Garden

Your garden doesn’t just have to be a place for animals, however. It can and should be a space where you can enjoy long hours with your friends and family, especially when the summertime rolls around. It’s easy enough to transform your garden into a social-ready space. If you have garden furniture and a BBQ, then you’ll be well on your way. You can step things up even further by adding extra-fun items like a jacuzzi or outdoor cinema. These things sound ambitious, but they’re much easier to set up than you might think.

Entertainment Centres 

If your garden will take care of spring and summer goodness, then your living room can provide all you need during the chilly months. The basic infrastructure that you’ll need include entertainment technology, such as a TV or projector, streaming services, and comfortable seating. With these few things, you’ll be able to settle into long movie marathons with your loved ones.

A Fun Attitude

Finally, remember that fun is a state of mind! If you have a fun attitude, then you’ll never be too far from enjoying good moments in your home, every single day. 

 

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loopyloulaura

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

4 Comments

  • Shelley Whittaker

    I think our pets might bring more stress than fun to our home, ha! But that is because they are two naughty beagles. I love to have lots of artwork in our home to brighten the space and reflect our personalities in a fun way. #MischiefandMemories

  • loopyloulaura

    I have forced the kids to spend more time in the garden this week, rain or shine! They were getting too tech obsessed and needed some vitamin D. Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    These are lovely tips to make your home more fun. Our garden is a bit of a bug-bear in that it’s so teeny weeny, there’s not much that can be done with it. Summer is fine – as we have long days sitting out in the sunshine round our big table, but winter is another story. I wish it was a little bit bigger so I would fit in some sort of shelter / heater for the cold evenings. Thank you for joining us for #MischiefAndMemories xx

  • Navigating Baby

    In the past year we have knocked down walls, added an outdoor living area and fire pit and drawn up plans for an overhaul of the playhouse into a mini soft play for the kids to burn off energy. Lockdown has really made us see the value of our home and garden #MischiefAndMemories

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