Sometimes all the soul needs is a round of good old-fashioned decorating. Home is where the heart is, so why not make your home count as a precious and beautiful space? Not to mention, if you’ve been feeling down in the dumps, unsettled, or anxious (the pandemic has done that to many of us!), redecorating is the perfect way to raise your spirits and keep you occupied.
And changing your living space doesn’t need to be expensive either! Home and Garden Trends walks you through some of the easiest (and most budget-friendly) ways to give your home a much-needed makeover.
Work From Home
PewResearch reports that over 71% of Americans began working from home in 2020. If you find your space isn’t quite set up for taking calls and boosting productivity, it’s time to set up a dedicated workspace. Since your workspace needs to be a place of good vibes and quiet inspiration, we suggest incorporating elements of feng shui into your layout. Ensure you can see your desk from the door and that the door is located in a ‘power position.’ This means that the desk should be as far away from the door as possible. According to The Healthy Houseplant, adding some healthy oxygen circulating plants will always be a good idea to improve your space!
We get it; living with a kid can be challenging. There will always be sharpie marks to clean and mud trails to wipe! But if you want to give your space new life, consider kid-friendly decorating solutions. One important element will be (lots of) hidden storage to keep the toys and stationery neatly out of sight. If you have a spare room or basement handy, you may want to set that up as a playroom, so all the mess remains contained in one space.
Rest and Relaxation
According to VeryWell Mind, it is critical that your home be an oasis of calm to come back to after a long day of work. One of the easiest ways to switch your brain on for R&R time is through lighting. Use a multi-pronged lighting approach, complete with task, mood, and accent lighting. This will create depth and dimension in your space. Add lots of (scented) candles as another mood booster! Little touches like cushions, art prints, and decorative vases, and pottery go a long way in giving a space a more personalized and quirky touch.
If you want a bigger, more permanent change, why not redesign your space to be open concept? A big trend in interior design, an open concept plan increases movement and visibility so that you feel less cramped and closed in. Perfect for great home views and a modern and bright feeling!
An open concept plan will come in handy if you love to entertain as the kitchen flows into the living room. Be sure to set yourself up with everything your guests will need – from a stocked bar and crockery set to a beautifully peaceful guest bathroom. Or else, adding in a sofa daybed is an excellent solution if you have guests sleeping over often but don’t want to designate a particular guest room. Another handy redecorating fix here is to create a public/private divide throughout your home. Many families keep the ground level for entertaining, while the upstairs levels are family only. This will ensure you have adequate privacy if you need it.
We hope this article gave you the inspiration to get started on your dream space! Redecorating doesn’t need to be a tedious chore, especially when you infuse your space with your own personal charm and precious memories. And remember – take it one step at a time (and one room at a time) – we promise your home will come together in a beautifully cohesive way with ease.
Sprucing up your home can be challenging to navigate. That’s where Home and Garden Trends comes in. With insightful articles on everything from cleaning and organizing to designing and gardening, our site is sure to get you started on your redecorating journey!
Thanks to Suzie Wilson of Happier Home for this article.