Staring at the same four walls for weeks at a time can be enough to drive a person crazy. If you’re looking for a way to revamp your space without much effort or expense, check out these suggestions below.
Break Up Your Space
Now that the home has become a multi-purpose hub of sorts, it’s a good idea to designate separate areas for specific activities. For example, that desk in the corner of your living room can become a command center for making calls and going online. Your bedroom could double as another workspace or as a comfy theater for watching movies in bed. If you live in a studio apartment, you can simulate separate areas by strategically placing bookshelves, curtains, or furniture to act as walls.
Painting is one of the easiest ways to give any room an immediate, inexpensive facelift. Consider the mood you want to achieve and choose a color that elicits those feelings. For example, if you’re looking for something that coordinates well with anything, choose a cool neutral. For a more dramatic look, consider adding a bold pop of color to an accent wall. Another option would be to choose something green or blue as these colors are associated with relaxation, calmness, and overall wellbeing.
Get Rid of Clutter
Create harmony in your space by getting rid of clutter and organizing your things. This is especially helpful if you suddenly find yourself sharing your space with others 24 hours a day. It can feel suffocating being stuck with the same people in the same space for days or weeks on end, and one way to help stave off those feelings is to make sense of clutter and keep things neat and tidy. Studies show that keeping a clutter-free space can lower stress, so take the time to do away with anything that isn’t contributing positively to your life.
Use Scent to Lift Your Mood
Scent has a way of lifting your mood and balancing your spirit. Use a different scent in each room of your home to achieve a sense of calm and peace all day long.
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Scents like palo santo, cedar, copal, and frankincense all help you feel grounded, while rosemary can help you feel invigorated. Incense, on the other hand, can help you feel focused and can help with meditation.
There are several ways to introduce scent into your home including candles, wax warmers, diffusers, etc. Each method delivers scent in varying degrees, so try them all and decide which one delivers the level of scent that you prefer.
These are but a few of the ways you can revitalize your home to lift your mood and create a more calming and welcoming place.