In the last few months, most of us have spent our days staying at home. The same decor and monotonous life might have become boring for you! However, there is a simple way to break this boredom. You just need to make small little changes here and there, and see how your home feels fresh as new!
So why not make an attempt to refresh your home?
A renewed look will make you feel fresh and charged up. Rearranging some furniture and adding natural elements can give a fresh and pacifying look to your home! The best thing is you can do all this at almost no extra cost! Yes, you heard it right.
Here is how you can do that:
The climate in Kolkata ensures we receive natural sunlight for several hours during the day. Open the curtains and windows in the day and see how the sunlight makes everything look so vibrant. Not only will it elevate the mood of your home decor but also make you feel fresh.
What if there are very few windows at your home? You can add mirrors at suitable locations to reflect the sunlight. Mirrors will also help to make your home look more spacious.
In addition to making you feel closer to nature, sunlight will also help you to save electricity costs. And if Mother Earth is kind enough, you may sometimes also get a chance to enjoy a few seconds or minutes of cool breeze at your home. Something we all love to cherish!
Simply rearranging the furniture in your home can give a spacious and renewed look to different corners of your home. You can rearrange the furniture in your living room, bedroom or even the dining area. If you have large windows, it will be a good idea to place sofas and chairs closer or facing them. That will allow you and your family to sip the morning tea together, and simultaneously enjoy the refreshing sunlight!
Make sure to shift furniture that is blocking sunlight from entering your rooms and halls. You can always experiment to see what works best. This may even turn out to be a fun-filled and engaging family activity. Something much needed at this moment!
Things like woven baskets, pebbles, glass vases and other natural materials can elevate the different areas in your home. Woven baskets can be used to keep fruits or cutlery in the dining area. Pebbles can be arranged in a glass vase or a wooden box and placed on tabletops or closer to the walls. With a little bit of effort and supplies, this can transform your entire living space.
Changing curtains can also add a soothing touch. You can put on curtains of soothing shades like white, green, yellow or other pastel shades on your windows and doors. The same shades can also be used for sofas and chairs. You can buy matching slipcovers online for your sofas to make them sync with the curtains.
For bedsheets, you can use natural fabrics like cotton and linen. They are comfortable and will also give a cool feel to your home. Give preference to floral prints or solid coloured bed sheets that look more natural and gentle. All this will result in an absolutely stunning looking home decor.
Whether you have a large balcony or a small window, there would surely be some space to add potted plants. You can also get plants that do not need sunlight to plant indoors and that will do completely fine with minimum to no maintenance. Available for a few hundred rupees at your local market, they are easy to care for and will make an excellent addition to your home.
You can choose from a variety of vibrant flower and herb-based plants like Mint, Aloe Vera, Hibiscus and Rose. If you find it interesting, you could even turn it into a hobby! Staying at home and caring for the plants would indeed make you feel refreshing! You can also add a bouquet of beautiful flowers to your dining table or tabletops. They will give a bright shade to your home.
If you haven’t given attention to cleaning your home in the past few months, you might have seen areas that have become cluttered with unnecessary things. De-cluttering things spaces tabletops, crockery shelves and side tables can help clean up a lot of mess. Don’t shy away from scouting the shelves drawers and closets to remove items that you haven’t used in the past few months.
Mental health experts also advocate decluttering as it helps to reduce stress and anxiety. A clutter-free environment will allow you to perform daily tasks more efficiently as you will have essential items right within your reach.
Doing all these changes will take just a few minutes but the results can be uplifting. Home is the place where you want to relax and feel fresh. Transforming the look of your home is something that can help you achieve that. So what is stopping you, go and give your home a renewed look!