Drinking coffee in the morning is not the only thing our body, mind and soul requires to start the day on the right foot. Waking up in a place that is an utter source of delight will set our day for success. That is why you should pay attention to your home and recognize that your home decor has a huge impact on your emotions. Keep on reading how small changes can transform your home and make a big impact.
Diffuse clutter bombs
When we live surrounded by clutter, we tend to get frustrated by it and put off clearing it indefinitely. Our home shouldn’t be another source of stress because we already deal with too many stressors on a daily basis. If the thought of decluttering for hours gives you a headache, make a list of things you plan to tackle on a weekly basis.
Carve out 30 minutes in your day and commit to clearing one drawer, sorting old shoes, clearing out old magazines, and other similar decluttering activities. After a month of these tiny decluttering activities your place will look tidier and more organized. Also, get into the habit of making your bed right after you wake up because it will help you achieve some sense of accomplishment right after waking up.
Let there be light
Lack of natural light during the day and poorly lit room in the afternoon adds to the sense of gloom and further stresses you out. Not only do the thick curtains and draperies block the natural light from shining through, they are also a big dust magnet. Instead, opt for something lighter that is easily maneuvered when the time comes to shut down your windows and get some privacy. Blinds made of sheer fabrics will let the light in while helping you maintain your privacy. If you match the shade of your blinds to those of your room walls, you will make the room look visually larger.
Spruce up every room with plants
Plants will instantly brighten any room and give it a warmer vibe. People decide against having plants in their homes due to the fear of failing to take care of them properly. Instead of choosing not to have any, they should just pick those that are low maintenance and that thrive even when you forget to water them. A Snake plant thrives in low lit rooms so you can put one into any room. ZZ plants are also easy to take care of and it requires watering once in two weeks. You can also enrich your home with succulents, rubber plants, Philodendrons and other amazing houseplants.
Repaint your bedroom
If your bedroom doesn’t feel like your personal oasis of calm, you should change the vibe by repainting the walls. This rule applies to any room of the house, any object or piece of furniture. If you want a clean slate and to improve the vibe of the room, pick up a brush and start painting it. But, before you actually get down to business, discuss your ideas with a colour consultant and pick the most suitable color palette for your bedroom and other rooms. Think about the impact of this color change and go through your color options to properly refresh and revitalise your bedroom.
Properly equipped kitchen
One of the ways to bust out of morning grumpiness and start you day on the right foot is to have a dedicated coffee station in your kitchen. Equip this area with a selection of your favorite types of morning goodies and invest in an easy to use coffee machine. Make sure you have a selection of teas as well, because some herbal blends have the same effect like coffee. Also, don’t forget to make room for a blender in your kitchen. Some morning you’ll crave coffee, while others will require a perfect protein smoothie to jumpstart your day.
An accent chair is a standalone piece of furniture that can bring any room layout to life. This piece can be of different style, color and texture than any other piece in your room. These are often found in living rooms as a complimentary piece to living room furniture arrangement. You can pick something classic like a wingback chair and use it during your afternoon read. If you’re in the mood for something bigger and comfier, find yourself a recliner chair with an ottoman. Accent chair will definitely add some depth and personality to your living room decor.
Even the smallest of changes like decluttering your place can have a major impact on the quality of life. But, if you decide to follow all six of our tips, you will wake up to a transformed living environment.