It’s magical how well-thought-out decoration can transform our home and the way we feel there. It can just improve your mood, inspire you and even motivate you to make better life decisions. The decoration that matches your personality can make your home a happy place, even if it’s imperfect.
So, the team from My Balanced Space, a project about home improvement and finding life balance, has collected six ideas, small but effective actions to help you balance your space and enjoy your home all year round.
Make sure you don’t need to reorganize your rooms
Sometimes you don’t feel comfortable in some of your rooms or even in your entire home, and you don’t know why. Well, maybe it’s because your rooms’ functionality is established not the way that works for you. For example, what should be your living room might be better transformed into your work area or your children’s play area.
Make sure you feel comfortable and productive while doing what was intended in each room. While it would be hard to transform your kitchen or bathroom into another room, you can easily change the functional spaces of your living room, your home office, your kids’ room, or your bedroom.
Declutter the space
The energy that circulates throughout your home sometimes stagnates between so many things we have. Furniture like cabinets or racks are spaces where you can put different things that speak about your personality, reminds you about happy moments, and just brings your visual joy. At the same time, if they are cluttered with plenty of things, they might dispirit you.
If you have this type of furniture, declutter up. Remove everything that does not inspire you when you see it or break the harmony of your space. It will help you to make your rooms look more balanced and help you feel more focused on important things.
Small decoration things
Pretty wicker baskets or plants in nice flowerpots can make a huge difference. Without using large pieces of furniture, such decorative things are very powerful to improve the way your home looks and feels.
Your walls can be white or beige and be fully minimalistic. In this case, small pretty things can add bright colors, and freshness, polish your room design, and provide completeness of it.
Create personal corners
If you don’t know what to do with huge empty spaces on your shelves or walls, you can create your personal corners there. Such elements can have a very positive effect on your mood because they evoke warm memories and make you think about positive moments.
Put there photos with your loved ones, a board with an inspiring quote, or a souvenir from your favorite country. Such corners will heal you when you feel bad, will motivate you, and just charge you with positive energy.
Surround yourself with soft fabrics
Comfy cushions, poufs, and armchairs and the fabrics they are made of are what can make you feel differently at home. The softer and fluffier the elements are, the more comfortable you can feel in that room.
If you cannot invest in large pieces, buy a small soft pillow, bed cover, or rug that you would adore. It is not the same to read a book or listen to a podcast in a hard armchair covered with harsh material and do the same while sitting on a fluffy cover and having a soft cushion under your back.
Light your space
General light is important but you need to make sure local lighting in strategic areas of your home is done wisely. Lamps or sconces are your allies in that.
Identify the corners where you spend the most time and how you would like to feel there. If you want to relax, warm yellow light with a translucent shade should help you. If the concentration is what you need, a white or blue light would work better for you.
Touch of aromatherapy
The smell is one of the most important factors in any space, and diffusers like the device by Pura are an increasingly important part of a decoration that takes care of you. Besides helping you feel good, it can boost your energy instantly or make you feel relaxed. We usually have a lot of memories, both positive and negative, connected with scents.
With natural essences and candles smelling good, your room can evolve imagination, productivity, comfort, and your best feelings. However, as the rule of thumb, the fewer chemicals such scents contain, the better.
These seven tips are easy to implement but they can really make a difference. Little by little, your home can turn into an environment that inspires you every day and helps you to live better. It seems incredible that with small actions something can change so much, but it indeed works.