How To Give Your Home A Clean, Fresh Appeal (Even If It’s A Dump)

May 9, 2019 in Home Decor

Ensuring that your home is immaculate requires a lot of effort. Often, the only way to keep a busy family home hygienic is to dedicate time to it every day – something that the majority of people don’t have the time or inclination to do.

The good news is that you can give your home a clean and fresh appeal, even if it’s neither. Let’s take a look at some of the styling and interior decor options you might want to choose to help give your accommodation the appearance of hygiene, even if none exists in reality.

Introduce Lots Of Plants


Plants not only can lift the appearance of a room but also remove smelly gases from the air and generally help to freshen up your home. Plants are, in a sense, nature’s air purifiers, and they look good too.

Try placing plants strategically around your home, focusing on the parts that get the messiest, like the kitchen and living room. Choose indoor varieties that have proven ability to purify the air and focus on those with beautiful scents. Ideally, you should walk into your home and smell something fresh and floral, not last night’s dinner.

Get Rid Of Your Fabric Bathmat


Fabric bathmats might feel great underfoot, but when it comes to odor control in a busy home, they’re not your friend. Fabric bathmats become damp, leading to the buildup of organics that give off unpleasant smells.

The good news is that with a wooden bathmat, you can get around this problem while at the same time making your bathroom more attractive. Bamboo and teak bathmats can be a stunning addition.

Use A Tray To Collect Clutter In The Kitchen

Want to control clutter and make your kitchen look better at the same time? Then try using a tray to collect everything.

Dirty kitchens are a problem. Food debris attracts critters according to Chem-Free pest control and can lead to issues with roaches, ants and a range of other problematic creatures. Collecting everything on a tray helps to cut down on food debris while at the same time clearing space on your countertops for everything else.

Fluff Pillows, Arrange Throws, And Tidy Your Coffee Table

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Cleaning the living room can be a monumental effort. Sweeping away dust from shelves, vacuuming the floor, and clearing away toys can all take a long time. The good news, though, is that you can usually make your living room look much neater by merely rearranging existing items. Fold up your throws and place them neatly over the back of your sofas, put cushions in the right place, and clean up the mess on your coffee table. You’ll be surprised just what a difference it can make. And the best bit: it takes about five minutes.

Focus On Using White

The great thing about white is that it is evocative of cleanliness and hygiene, even if your home is anything but. Try painting interior walls white, focusing on neutral colors and accents. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it can make.

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