For the first time in ages, we’re advised to stay home for weeks.
Having to spend a lot of time inside means we need to make sure that the interior of our homes is comforting and soothing.
We know how hard staying in for so long can be, so let’s make it a chance for us to unwind. Let’s give our home design a makeover that will help us de-stress from the scare of the pandemic.
There’s a lot you can do in your space that can truly impact your mental well-being. After all, no one really wants to be surrounded with a gloomy ambiance.
So, if you’re feeling a bit trapped and in a desperate need for some change, here are simple hacks and tips on how to make your home homier.
Decluttering is the first and most important step. And there’s no better time than quarantine to do it!
Studies have shown that clearing away the clutter helps improve your focus abilities and can significantly increase productivity.
You just have to separate between the items that you need and the ones that you want. There are things that will have to go straight to the trash bin. You can also do some good by donating stuff you no longer need to charity.
So basically you need 3 boxes: a Donations Box, a Throw-Away Box, and a Sell Box.
The second tip is to include plants and flowers. They are incredibly soothing, both visually and aromatically, as they add fresh oxygen to the air and remove toxins.
There are even specific plants that can help you de-stress and provide a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
Taking care of your plants will also give you a new hobby to practice during quarantine.
Natural sunlight does wonders to one’s spirit, so our third tip is for you to allow more natural light in.
The lack of outdoor light might be stressful at times and can affect your well-being, so make it a habit to always pull the curtains and blinders away first thing in the morning.
If you’re working from home, then have your working area in a place that allows more sunlight in.
Another thing to keep in mind is furniture placement.
Most of us set furniture against the wall, which can create a dead space that prevents energy from flowing. Try to balance everything and don’t make it symmetrical.
Also, don’t be afraid to mix and match your furniture and to add a variety of colors and vintage pieces.
Finally, there are simple things you can add to your space that could really make a difference, such as scented candles or colorful paintings, maybe even a DIY piece like a paper flower!
After all, this is your own space; create it the way that will lift up your spirit and make staying home way more enjoyable during quarantine.
If you decide to start right away, share with us your before and after pictures!