With more and more people spending time indoors, you may begin to look at your surroundings with an especially critical eye. Your home is your sanctuary, a safe place to relax and unwind, but is it completely serving its purpose? Now is a great time to make a change by rearranging your furniture and other decor items in your home. Rearranging your furniture can help create better functioning space, reduce unnecessary clutter, and improve your overall mood.
Here are a few tips for rearranging your furniture:
Take A Look Around
Glancing around your living room, chances are you can find a few areas that could use a little “pick me up”. Take a look at your space and decide how you want the room to function. Maybe you want more room to lay down your yoga mat in the morning or a small corner for reading. Decide what you want from your space and then map out the changes. You can create a quick sketch of your room and the changes you want to make. This sketch will help to keep your thoughts in order and can be used as a guide while you are changing the room around.
Create A Flow
Every room has a natural flow of traffic. This helps to guide you through the room and provides a sense of direction. Be sure there is a clear path to easily walk through the room. When rearranging furniture it is important to put it in an area that does not impede traffic.
If you have a stack of magazines that has been collecting dust or unopened mail piling up, now is a great time to get rid of these items. You can easily recycle these things to remove any unnecessary items in your home. This is also a good time to look at any decor items and decide if you need them or not. Over time it is easy to collect items that you don’t need. Sometimes they work well for the time, but may not be a necessary item in your home.
No matter how you rearrange your room, it is a good idea to add plants if you do not have them already. Plants help improve air quality, connect us with nature, and can help improve your mood.
The way in which a room is lit has a significant impact on the overall look and feel of it. For example, a dimly lit room may feel cold and dark whereas a brighter room feels more lively. Different rooms will have different levels of natural light depending on where they are in your house in relation to the sun. Although that is not something you can change, you can swap out your window treatments. Because it is spring, now is a good time to replace your heavier winter curtains with a lighter option to allow more light to pass through the room.
With these tips you can help create a new look with the items you already have in your home!
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