This article is written by Paul Watson
Do you ever wander into your home and feel like you have stumbled onto the set of The Wire? Have your interior design choices ever been compared to that of Pete Doherty’s? Do you think of that reddening bit of mold in your bathroom when somebody mentions “warm colors” to you?
It is easy to let your home become a pigsty, but if you want to feel happier and healthier you are going to need to make a few design changes. Let's go from room to room and give you some advice, shall we?
Your bathroom is the easiest to let go to pot. Mold can attach itself to your walls like molluscs to a damp rock, and that is not to mention lime scale and patches of damp.
Start off by adding aqua colors that are easy to wipe clean, then invest in a durable bath mat that would not be a nightmare to wash. For a touch of class and warmth, buy some candles to dot around the place, giving you the perfect opportunity to have a relaxing soak in the tub.
You will probably spend most of your time in your living room, whether you are plowing through your latest Breaking Bad box set, finishing up a good book or hanging out with some friends. No matter what its size, you ideally want your living room to be as cosy as possible.
Find a focal point in the form of a coffee table and let it be surrounded by comfy seating. And while you might want at least one seat to face the telly, try not to let it dominate your living room – you will only create an anti-social space.
In an ideal world, the bedroom is where you will head to sleep and nothing else. It is where relaxation truly sets in and you can drift off in the peace and quiet of a dreamless night.
For the ideal kip, invest in some blackout curtains to block out the sun, and find a “goldilocks” mattress that will be comfy enough to ease into but sturdy enough to avoid damaging your back.
However, the room should not just be as barren as a bed and some curtains. If you struggle to sleep, buy a sound system that can play relaxing music to lull you into a fulsome snooze.
When you are creating your culinary masterpieces, it is important to have the right utensils at hand. Have your pans and whatnot near the oven, and be sure that your cooking utensils are sturdy and durable enough to take a battering when you are washing-up.
It is also vital to invest in surfaces that can withstand spills and burns from your cooking exploits. So, invest in linoleum or hardwood floors, granite or marble worktops and you will be set to Gordon Ramsay your nights away.