As you’re spending more and more time in your home, you’re probably noticing some things you want to enhance. Maybe it’s the paint color or maybe it’s the mood you feel when you walk into the room. Either way, now is the time to make your home into a haven. Good thing is that you can make a difference in the general feel of a room with just a few small tweaks. Here are some easy ways to freshen up your home—from adding some of your own candles to switching up the pillows, a new mood is just a color switch away!
Get Some Candles Going
Candles have a magnificent way of bringing a warm glow to a room by highlighting calm and repose in the home. If you can, get some of your own candle making tools so that you can add as many candles to a space as you want at a fraction of the price. Better yet, the candle making process will help soothe any anxieties and be a much more sustainable way to bring fresh smells and calm glow.
Switch Up Your Accents
Sometimes, all your home needs to feel refreshed is a switch up of the accents. Change out the pillows on the couch, put up new curtains—even washing blankets and slipcovers with a clean-scented fabric softener can be the freshener you need. Play with color more than you used to, introduce new textures and patterns—the options are endless.
Transform Your Lighting
Another lovely and easy way to freshen up your home is by transforming your lighting. If your family room only has one lighting element, the room can feel stale. Give yourself options when it comes to lighting—think about having three different options. One will be the lighting the fills the room, the other is the accent lighting, and the other is the focused lighting. The options will help you find the glow you need to fit the mood.
Add in Greenery in Threes
What better way to freshen a space than with some fresh greenery? When you add in plants and flowers to a room, you add a lively element to the space that does wonders for air quality and boosting a room’s energy. We suggest adding greenery in threes—think three little potted succulents on the coffee table, or a big floral arrangement surrounded by two smaller flower-filled vases. When you stage in threes, it’s more suitable to the eye.
Maneuver Furniture and Mess
If the space seems stale, then it’s time to switch up the design. Move your couch over to the window or move the coffee table to the center of the rug rather than the edge. When you maneuver the items around you, you bring in additional energy that may have been lost with the other design. Similarly, get rid of the mess crowding the space—more clutter means more madness and less freshness.
When you follow these easy ways to freshen up the home, not only will you liven up your space, but you can greatly help your mental health as well. Bringing in new elements and focusing attention on tangible things can lessen stress, curb anxiety, and more!