Fed up of living with the same decor day after day? Having spent the past year stuck in our homes, it’s understandable that many of us are feeling like this; but we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way.
There are plenty of quick and cost-effective ways to change the vibe of your home without having to redecorate completely.
1. Put Up Some Wall Art
One of the easiest ways to create a new atmosphere in your home is by putting up some home wall art. Whether you want a scenic landscape or a more abstract piece, art has the power to transform the vibe of any room.
Whatever you choose, the art that you adorn your walls with should reflect your personality. Art allows for an expression of moods and emotions, which can be felt when you enter or spend time in a room. This is why it’s important to select wall art that cultivates the right atmosphere for your chosen space.
For example, wall art made with earthy tones can bring a feeling of warmth, while neutral shades can bring a feeling of calm.
Taking some time to think about the feeling you want to get from your artwork will help you create the environment you’re trying to achieve. If you’re decorating on a budget, high quality framed wall prints are a more affordable way to bring artwork into your home while still maintaining that desirable air of culture.
2. Add Soft Furnishings
Want to make your home feel warm and inviting? Why not pop in some new soft furnishings to create cosy corners or an overall feeling of relaxation in spaces like your living room. Super soft blankets and plenty of cushions guarantee to give your space the ultimate cosy feeling.
You can even experiment with different colours, patterns and textures to see what works for you.
Chairs with fabric-covered seats can add sophistication to your dining area as well as all-important comfort. Adding colour and texture to your dining area can create an inviting atmosphere that encourages more social dining. Creating a warmer environment can also impact rooms that are more associated with working, such as at-home offices; a touch of colour and softness in these pressurised spaces often means that subconsciously, the room is more relaxing. This is especially important for mental health and allowing ourselves to create spaces that suit our working preferences.
3. Declutter Your Space
Rather than only considering what you can add to your space, think about if there’s anything you could take out to make it feel a bit more organised.
Old belongings lurking in your home without purpose could be adding a staleness to your space, so make sure to take the time to get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you happiness.
Living in an organised space is a key step in creating a home that feels relaxing when you get home from a busy day.
Even science has proven that keeping your home tidy is beneficial for your health. In fact, a study at Indiana University concluded that people with clean houses were healthier than those who did not maintain clean living space.
4. Light Some Candles
Candles have a reputation for being beacons of relaxation, and this reputation is not unfounded.
A study conducted by Keville and Green in 2009 found that certain scented candles can help lift our mood and reduce feelings of fear and anxiety. There’s something about the soft glow and the gentle aroma that triggers our brains, telling us it’s time to relax.
Home diffusers are also a great option for creating a new atmosphere in your home through the power of scent – plus, they can be a handy workaround for shared living spaces or rented accommodation when it comes to restrictions on open flames.
Regardless of the vibe you’re trying to achieve, these four tips will help you to transform your home.
Your home should be your happy place where you can express yourself and be at your most content. Balancing your individual tastes with functionality and retaining a relaxing environment can be an art form in itself – but once you get it right, your home will be your ultimate sanctuary.