As we spring forward into 2021, the remnants and stresses of 2020 may still be fresh in your mind, maybe hindering your creativity or leaving you feeling less than inspired.
Chances are you spent a good deal of 2020 inside of your home, either by choice or necessity. How did you feel? Did you like the vibe of your bedroom? The set-up of your living room?
Maybe you didn’t give it all that much thought? That’s okay! We’ve put together a few simple steps you can take that may leave you feeling refreshed and inspired to take on Spring.
According to psychology today, decluttering creates a sense of confidence by utilizing our decision making skills. With so many things being out of our control, it can be reassuring to make our own decisions that affect our day-to-day lives.
Whether it be tossing out mismatched Tupper-ware in the kitchen or donating/recycling unused items, as you start to go through your belongings and bring greater attention to the finer details of your home.
The big decisions like “what rug would look best?” or “what style should I go for?” become less anxiety inducing and more fun! The lighter the space feels around you, the easier it is to feel inspired and motivated to make creative decisions.
Add a little greenery!
Studies have shown that looking at the color greencan reduce anxiety and provide a soothing effect on the eye. Additionally, adding a few air-purifying house plants can help uplift the atmosphere of the room. If you don’t feel like entertaining your green thumb, fake plants are a great option as well.
Let Your Personality Shine
At the end of the day your home is yours and should be a retreat of comfort from the craziness of the outside world. It is not all about good impressions, but also freedom of expression.
Do your walls reflect your personality? Do you have pictures that remind you of happy memories? That vision board you’ve always wanted to create? Spring is a great time to set new intentions and bring your creative visions to life.
Simply updating a picture frame, adding a new art piece, or rearranging your existing set-up -- can make a big difference in the overall aesthetic of your home.