Make your home a feel good space
A few simple changes can make spending a lot of time indoors feel so much better
With most of us spending more time at home than we ever have before, the ‘interior design’ of our environment has never been so important. Our home now has more functions, and needs to provide a space for work, possibly school, maybe a workout and of course, relaxation too.
Following an unprecedented year, when our lives and thought processes have changed in many ways, we seem to have adopted new ways of appreciating our homes.
Interiors can make a huge difference to mental wellbeing, so it’s important to get it right and make some positive changes for 2021.
There are little things you can change in your home to bring it up to date with the latest trends. It doesn’t have to cost the earth, either!
Create a space filled with natural textures …
In home trends this year there is a lot of focus on nature and the natural environment, possibly as a way to balance the fact that we are spending so much time inside. There are lots of soft textures, reflecting the fact we want to feel safe and cocooned by our spaces, try adding some wicker, cane, rattan, leather or jute as popular ways to keep with the natural theme. Incorporate these materials as decoration or accessories such as bed heads, rugs, baskets or lamps to create a relaxing oasis in your home. This year the textures seem more important than the colours.
Make your bedroom a haven …
If you only do one thing to feel better about your home, it should be to de-clutter your bedroom and treat yourself to some new bedding and accessories. Keep the colours soft or neutral but if you prefer a pattern, then opt for floral or nature related prints. Consider incorporating some natural wood, stone and dried flowers and plants or plant/nature inspired prints.
“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.”