Feb 16, 2021


Be a Guest in Your Own Home

Make your home delightful, cozy and welcoming for the people who matter most — you and your family!

It’s been quite some time since we’ve been able to throw a party. The (not so) slightly panicked tidying, making sure it feels welcoming and cozy, ambient lighting, beautifully clean smelling air… or perhaps the scent of delicious food wafting throughout your house? Ah, those were the days.  

But why reserve that delightful experience for guests only? Why not enjoy the experience of being a guest in your own home? Seeing your home through new eyes and a fresh perspective could be just what you need to make some slight adjustments to love your home more than ever.  

Let’s get started.  

To begin, step outside! Take a few deep breaths of fresh air and imagine you’re arriving at your home for the very first time. When you step inside, see what you notice. We tried this and boiled it down to a few key elements that make a home feel welcoming & comfortable. Scent, coziness, tidiness, and ambiance.  


This one is surprisingly important. Scent is linked to memory, emotion and connection. A lovely smelling home can make you feel comforted and relaxed. It’s easy to get used to the smells around your house, especially if you’re using your kitchen as an office, or your den as a gym.  

A few moments outside can help you smell your home a bit more objectively, notice anything new? If you need a little refresher, here’s some ideas:  

  • Consider upgrading your home’s air purification system. The right filtration system doesn’t just keep your home’s air fresh, it can calm respiratory conditions like allergies and other breathing conditions, as well as reduce bodily irritations, illness, and even disease. 
  • If you have pets or have been known to spill on your couch from time to time, you might consider professional upholstery cleaning services. Fabrics can hold onto scent and be the culprit of unwanted lingering stinkiness. You might be surprised by how your furniture comes back to life!  
  • Once everything is clean and purified, why not make your space even more inviting with the smell of delicious food? These oatmeal and white chocolate chip cookies bring a fresh twist to a classic and are guaranteed to make your house smell utterly delightful.  


In these cold winter months, a cozy home isn’t just nice, it’s a sanctuary. The easiest way to make your home feel cozy is to have a perfectly cozy temperature. Before you crank the thermostat, is your home losing heat in sneaky ways?  

Take a walk around with your fresh perspective. Check out rooms and corners you don’t normally hangout in. If certain areas feel colder than others, there may be an easy fix.  

Windows and doors in need of an upgrade could be the culprit of lost heat throughout your house. Rümi’s windows and doors services could be the perfect solution to making your home feel cozier, while helping to keep your energy bill low — it’s a win-win!  

Another way to boost your cozy factor is through the Scandinavian art of Hygge. Hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”) is a word used to describe the cozy, calming feeling within the home. To boost your Hygge, try these tips:  

  • Add more candles throughout your home  
  • Bring in elements of nature like plants and wood  
  • Create a cozy reading nook (nothing says Hygge like curling up with a good book by candlelight)  
  • Incorporate more warm colours in your home’s décor  


One of the best (and worst) parts about having company over is the sneaky way it forces us to clean. For many of us, tidying is a bit of a chore. But doesn’t it feel so nice when it’s done? Since you’re the guest of honour in your own home, you deserve a little tidying up.  

We all love that moment of, “Ahh, it feels nice in here.” Sometimes, the hardest part about tidying up is knowing where to start! Check out Rümi’s seasonal cleaning checklist for a simple guide on how and where to get started.  

Make it fun! Crank the tunes, grab your beverage of choice and make cleaning an enjoyable experience. We also recommend taking breaks along the way to keep you motivated. If you need an energy boost to keep you going, spinach and cheese quesadillas make the perfect snack.  


If you’re having a party, you probably set the mood just right. Why not do the same for yourself? A party for one is still a party. Whether your space needs to be brightened up or dimmed down, beautiful and functional lighting solutions allow you to be in complete control of the vibes.  

Rümi lighting and electrical services are a quick and cost-effective way to update your home. Swapping out lighting fixtures is one of the easiest ways to keep things fresh and inviting, without doing a ton of legwork. Plus, upgrading your lighting can help improve your homes efficiency — what’s not to love?  

Once you’ve made your way through this list (or if you simply needed to bake some cookies!) take another step outside and experience your home for the first time all over again. Isn’t it amazing? Now kick back and relax in your refreshed space.  

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