For millions of people, the past year has been not only a life-changing experience but involved a significant change to their living spaces. Now that the work-from-home trend is ending and people everywhere are returning to the physical office locations on a day-to-day basis, those changes to the home are reversing.
The Need to a Change
Even if you aren’t returning to the office, you’ve likely just spent way too much time indoors, growing bored with the same familiar surrounding; this being the case, just about everyone could use a change to their home environment.
1. Purge, Purge, Purge
Outside of actual renovations, the most important thing you can do to rejuvenate your living space is to get rid of anything old, worn-out or superfluous. The best part is that this step can make an enormous difference and is free. If you throw a yard sale, you might even end up making money.
This stage can be a challenge if you’re known to be a hoarder who holds on to absolutely everything for the sake of sentimentality, but if this sounds like you, you’re probably the one who needs to scale down the most. It can help if you enlist a trusted friend or partner for the advice of talking through separating what you genuinely need from what you don’t.
2. Check Flyers for Sales
If you plan early and take your time, you’ll allow yourself to find the materials you need to fulfill your home décor plans without breaking the bank to do so. The easiest way to do this is to find a website that posts online flyers for your favourite stores for any home decorating ideas you might have.
3. Add Plant Life
If you’ve got a few sunny spots in your home and no plants, then you’re missing out on a golden opportunity to change the entire feel of your room by adding a few plants. Don’t get discouraged by past experiences that have gone wrong because you can find house plants that are extremely easy to care for, such as:
- Spider Plants
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plant
As a bonus, you’ll get a much-needed psychological mood boost just by having plants in your home. If you have a friend with plant cuttings, you can also save a ton of money by getting your plants free.
4. Scout a Thrift Shop
One of the most affordable and easy ways to add some newfound character to your home is to peruse a local thrift shop for new-to-you furniture and décor. Reclaimed wood, old ladders and vintage window or picture frames are all popular items. Many items that look old at the shop can be spruced up with the help of a few online videos. Just check out some ideas online to get started.
Given that you’re going through another upheaval, there’s no better time to redecorate and reorganize your home. Get started early by browsing flyers online to spot sales. You might even get an idea for a theme that completely reinvigorates your living experience.