Your home is truly an extension of you – a place where you manifest your personality, dreams and aspirations. With changing dynamics, most of our time is spent indoors and our emotive connection with our environment can certainly have a lot of impact on how we act or feel!
We invite you to connect and reflect on the values that align with you and curate a mindful space that nurtures your unique talents and desires.
Style a home that soothes the heart in just 5 simple ways with Home4U!
Cut The Clutter
Clutter is the enemy of a happy home: the more stuff you have, the more surfaces you have for dust and allergens to collect on.
The process of getting rid of cherished clutter can be time-consuming, but it is worth the effort!
- The key to get started is by asking simple questions!
- “Have I used this item in a year? “
- “Does this accumulated pile give me joy?”
- If your answer is “No”, you simply don’t need it.
- Create a decluttering checklist. It’s a lot easier when you have a written representation of where you need to get started.
- Go through your possessions and sort them into 4 boxes: trash, give away, keep, or re-locate.
Now it’s time to work on the items on your “relocate” and “keep” boxes.
Invest in stylish and modish storage accessories such as baskets for laundry, decorative boxes for jewelry, etc. to stash your possessions in style.
Clean counters and shelf racks will increase your feelings of control and reduce anxiety.
Lay The Layout Again
If a room isn’t working for you, get creative and try new layouts. You may be surprised at how spacious fresh layouts feel.
Add comfortable chairs with soft textures and furniture pieces with curved lines to create a comfortable, relaxing mood ripe for serenity.
Arranging your existing furniture pieces in a manner to create more room and a conducive environment for conversations is also vital to add that cozy vibe!
Let In More Light
Whether it’s the warm sunny morning rays or the golden hour hues that softly filter through your windows, natural light has the ability to bring life into a room.
Basking in the sunlight is a healthy and natural way to enjoy indoors during the chilly winters while soaking in all the warmth and vitamin D. When you are decorating your home, it is important to create a lighting scheme that provides lighting for all types of tasks and activities, as well as creating a space that is warm and welcoming.
If you have a naturally dark room, use mirrors, decorative objects with shiny and reflective surfaces to amplify the light.
When placed well around the room, these accessories can give the illusion of a bigger space.
Go Green With Plants And Flowers
The trend of greenery and search for more organic interior design elements like earthy home furnishings, jute/rattan accessories continues to play a central role with our serotonin levels!
With just a little effort, you can create your green haven that will help you breathe easier, physically, and psychologically.
Making the best natural air purifiers, most indoor plants like succulents require little maintenance and can be put in charming planters/vases as a decor element or to make terrariums. Placing potted plants and blooms in your home can instantly elevate and rejuvenate your decor!
Indulge In Art!
Take a good look at your room and analyze:
- “What colors are in the room?
- “Are they making you feel calm and relaxed?
If your walls feel empty and monotonous, think about getting a few ornate wall plates or picture frames to instill some color and character. You don’t have to limit yourself to the walls, get creative and think about adding other decorative objects. A pretty vase, a fine sculpture, anything that gives you joy and makes you feel at home!
Accessorizing is about carefully considering the strength of each piece and what value it brings to the overall décor.
Curating a “home that soothes the heart” is ultimately all about reconnecting with ourselves while being mindful of our surroundings and our loved ones!
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