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    People Are Revealing The Things They Do To Make Their Homes Feel More Alive

    Plants. Pets. Candles. Sunshine.

    Last week, Reddit user u/Geg112 posted a thread on r/AskWomen with this question, "What Do You Do to Make Your House Feel More Alive?"

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    The answers are simple and easy to implement — and you actually might wanna try some of them:

    1. Making sure curtains don't obstruct the view.

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    "No curtains on the very large south-facing back windows of my house so we have an unobstructed view of outside." —u/Glindanorth

    2. Adding some floating shelves.

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    "Floating shelves are perfect for adding greenery to any room." —u/DemonicGirlcock

    3. Decorating walls with familiar images.

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    "Fill it with images that bring joy." —u/SaltyDoggoMeo

    4. Using warm lighting.

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    "Yellow light makes a space so much more inviting than white or blue light and feels less dead."  —u/b00tyrockincowgirl

    5. Adding plants to your home.

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    6. Having music or TV on for background music.

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    "I always have music or TV on for background noise." —u/justsamthings  

    "I leave the TV on, even if I'm not watching it. The background noise is nice when I don't want dead silence." —u/SafiriaAmathia

    7. Adding more mirrors.

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    "As many mirrors as possible." —u/tinkerbilly 

    8. Choosing the perfect furniture for your space.

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    "Picking furniture and pieces in your home that have sentimental meaning. Not just buying stuff from mass producers like Ikea. Antique and secondhand shopping can sometimes find you the most beautiful and unique pieces that feel more considered." —u/Parsnip-peach

    9. Letting the sunshine through.

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    "Open the windows and let the sunshine through." —u/ssingularityyy

    10. Investing in some cozy blankets.

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    11. Adding some fresh flowers to brighten up any room and make it smell just lovely.

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    12. Shuffling things around once in a while.

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    "In addition to regular deep cleaning and my collection of plants, I love to shuffle things around every few months." —u/QuestionsQ75

    13. Lighting a candle to change the mood.

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    "I light a candle." —u/Empty_Comparison_508

    14. Using fairy lights to add a slight glow.

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    "I love fairy lights. They just leave a nice warm glow that’s soothing throughout the home I just adore." —u/auburnwaves

    15. Painting the walls a new color or with a new design.

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    16. Keeping lots of pets around.

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    "I have three dogs; it's always lively." —u/brave_new_squirrels

    17. Leaving fruits out to add to the room's feng shui.

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    "Fruit out on the counter." —u/coccineus 

    18. Adding an aquarium.

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    "Aquariums full of plants and easy to care for animals (shrimp, snails, nano fish)." —u/DemonicGirlcock

    19. Filling your home with the aromas of freshly baked bread.

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