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You know what they say, home is where the heart is so what better way to spend your time than increasing the livability of your beloved space. Whether your changes are dramatic or subtle you can overhaul the feeling your rooms create and make your home even more comfortable than it already is. Continue reading to find out what aspects of your home you can amend to create the perfect delightful abode.

Increase Natural Light

Increasing the amount of natural light that you allow into your home can have endless benefits. Illuminate long dark hallways and enclosed spaces by filling it with a natural glow, easily, by installing a skylight. Natural light paired with some large, well placed mirrors can also give the illusion of a larger space- all that extra square footage without the heavy price tag. As well as adding light a skylight will add more ventilation to your home. In warmer summer climates such as Melbourne and Sydney skylights will help to keep you rooms cooler without the additional cost of turning to the air-conditioning unit. Overall skylights in Melbourne will make your home more comfortable and increase livability.

Consider Window Coverings

Thinking carefully about what you want to get from your window coverings is the key to choosing the right style for you. Window coverings make a huge contribution to the aesthetics of your room, but they also serve a functional purpose. How much natural light does your room get from the window? If you currently have heavy and dark window coverings you may not realise how much more light your room would see if you switched to a lighter, venitian style blind. With a huge range of styles on the market from plantations shutters to roller blinds there’s something for everyone. Consider what impact changing your window dressings could have on your home.

Creature Comforts

There’s nothing better than kicking back after a hard day at work in a comfy reclining chair. These classic pieces have always seemed bulky and ready to steal space from any room. That was until now. There’s a huge range of recliners on offer to suit your decor with leather and synthetic fabrics being only one aspect to choose from. There’s also a range of different frames to choose from, meaning that you can pretty much tailor your recliner to your lounge. Doing your research on suppliers and products will help you find the perfect piece to increase livability. The perfect addition to a relaxing recliner is a footstool. These usually come as an addition to your chair so splash out and purchase the matching footstool for ultimate comfort.

Overhaul Lighting

Carefully considered lighting can bring life to any room. You can convert dark and cramped rooms into open and airy spaces that are welcoming and desirable simply by purchasing some new lighting. Whether it’s a few strategically placed floor lamps to brighten a corner of the room or a some lamps on the side to create that cozy feel it’s a great way to easily change the vibe of any room and create that modern look. You could even take it one step further and replace the ceiling fixtures, there’s a huge range of modern masterpieces on the market for you to choose from can easily that create a new interesting focal point for the room.


Increasing livability in your precious home is easy if you consider the above points. Even small changes can have a huge impact and make you feel content with comfort like you’ve never felt before.

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