Feeling like you’re stuck in a rut? According to interior designers, your home design can have a great impact on your health and social life. Redesigning your home into a more comfortable space for you and your loved ones, provides an environment for relaxation after a stressful workday and for shared memories with family and friends.
Follow these simple home ideas and you too can transform your home.
The Marie Kondo craze has taken off and the value of decluttering has become apparent to many. The basis behind the craze is to simplify and organize your home by removing physical items that do not bring joy into your life. While the concept of sparking joy might be difficult for those who tend to be sentimental about belongings, why not try asking these questions when sorting:
- When was the last time I used this?
- Am I going to use this anytime soon?
- How often can I use this?
You may be thinking - what can you do with your old items that no longer spark joy for you? As the old saying goes - one man’s trash is another’s treasure. There are an abundance of websites and stores where you can sell or donate your old items too.
2. Rearranging your furniture
Now that you’ve decluttered your home, it’s ready for you to recreate. When rearranging your furniture, it’s important to keep two basic things in mind:
- What activities do I want to happen in these areas?
- Can I move freely from one place to another?
Identify the role of each space and it’s alignment with your movements throughout the day. For more tips on rearranging your furniture, read here.
3. Add life to a room with plants
No amount of light can measure up to the amount of life a plant bring to a space. Plants are in inexpensive way to decorate your home, providing added texture and colour. Visual appeal aside, indoor plants also have countless health benefits. They can absorb pollutants, remove harmful gases from the air and balance humidity.
Not all plants are the same however. Discover what indoor plants are best for your space and climate with these 30 easy indoor plants for beginners.
4. Start a conversation through art
A picture tells a thousand words.
When you hang a piece of art on your wall, make sure that it’s not just for aesthetics alone. It should also be a reflection of your personality and interests. Do you like sailing? Why not hang a photo of the ocean, beach or sailing boat. The art you hang on your wall can be a good conversation starter, especially if it’s something you’re passionate about.
5. Mark your space with a signature scent
Do you ever reminisce about your childhood and remember the smell of hot cocoa and smores by the campfire? That’s the power of scent. It can evoke emotions, affect your mood and transform spaces. Much like your signature perfume, your home can have a signature scent through candles, oil diffusers and linen spray.
When deciding on a scent for a room, consider the mood you wish to create. You might want to have lavender essential oil for your bedroom or citrus in the kitchen to eliminate cooking smells, leaving it smelling sparkly clean.Transforming your home is simple. In a nutshell, you just need a blank canvas in order for you to personalise your space at home. Don’t limit yourself with these tips, it’s your home and you’re the boss. Don’t be afraid to be creative.