More and more of us are now spending unprecedented amounts of time at home. Working and relaxing in your living space can be difficult as it sometimes seems there is no life balance. This can cause frustration and pent up anxiety...especially when work gets a little stressful! (for tips on how to ease this issue, check out our post on Tips on How To Organise Your Living Space For Work and Relaxation Through Lockdown)
. It’s important that the space we have is both inspiring and relaxing.
Let's be Honest, if ever there was a good time to invest in your living space, it really is now. We know it can all feel a be a bit overwhelming and the thought of the unavoidable upheaval that can be required with a home renovation is off-putting. Try not to get too despondent at the start, it is always worth it in the end! Having a project right now can also be good for mental health.
Lockdown has seen a lot of people go on full-scale DIY mode, painting and cleaning just about everything they could think of! This does bring a much better vibe and your space will feel much fresher which is good for the mind. If reaching of for the paint brush is too much of a daunting prospect for now, there are many other things you can do to bring your interiors up to date. Check out these ideas below:
Top Tips To Inject New Life Into Your Living Space
One of the easiest and most impactful ideas is to install some chic new wall art to your living space. When making a choice for your home, try to think about the scale of the room, the colour of the wall you intend to hang it on. Pick something suitable and decide if you want a statement or subtle injection of style. You could opt to go for a full-scale large piece taking up a wall or if you like the more discreet look - go for something scaled down, maybe a trilogy or different smaller pieces hung in a formation. Remember, whatever you choose you will spend a lot of time looking at it, so make sure it pleases your mind.
PLANT IT UP
The winter is here and as such, we are spending less time in the garden. A great way to keep connection with nature is to inject in a few attractive houseplants.
Ensure you check what environment best suits your new plants or they won’t be in your home for long. Plants are a way of injecting colour too but think about their placement. Normally, you should keep them away from heaters/radiators and give them access to natural daylight.
Have you considered you bedroom space recently? Think about how this should be a place for relaxation, not just sleeping. When did you last buy some new sheets/pillows/duvets or throws? It’s amazing what a rejuvenating impact fresh bedding can have, not only the appearance of your bedroom, but on the quality of your night sleep too.
Lighting isn't just a practical need in our homes, it creates a vibe...a mood...the ambiance! Lamps can also act as piece of art too, if you buy a stylish piece for your space. Think about a new table lamp or maybe a new celling light? You could think about some mood lighting to be used when you are relaxing and not working. Lighting schemes are a very important part of an interior and with more and more of us partaking in virtual Zoom calls or even Zoom Dates...lighting is ever more crucial so we create the right vibe over the screen! (Check out our post on How to Prepare for A Digital Zoom Date for more tips!)