Being in a pandemic has left many of us feeling idle, anxious, and even depressed. Much of that has to do not just with the uncertain times but also with having to stay home for days on end. During this time, we find ourselves understandably craving a change of scenery and new activities to occupy ourselves with.
A good way to hit two birds with one stone is to redecorate your living space. Our environment affects our mental well-being as much as our physical well-being. Your home is a world that you create for yourself to relax, spend time with your loved ones, and, lately, work and study, too. It’s a space that you have considerable control over, so why not make it the best that you can?
Revamp your outdoors
Working on your garden or yard will give you more reason to be outside, which gives you your needed vitamin D dosage. It can lower your stress levels and improve your mood. If you’re unsure how to lay out your garden, you can consult a landscaping company to know how to maximize your space and bring out your property’s natural beauty.
If you’re open to doing hands-on work, decorate your garden by planting flowers, trees, and vegetables. Gardening is a great outdoor activity that has been proven to lower the risk of dementia. Take note that you’re free to adorn your interior with a few plants as well. You can also make use of some fake plants, especially indoors, because it’s always great to have some things that don’t require maintenance.
To step things up, you can also refine your outdoor seating. Adorn tables and chairs with your plants and other ornamental pieces, change the covers, or add pillows and throws.
Change how you organize your books
Books are in every household, and they aren’t just for reading. Creatively stacking your books is a way to display them that doesn’t necessitate shelves. Stack two to three books on a table and top them with a photo frame, potted plant, or other decor items. You can even build a makeshift table by stacking several books on the floor and then topping it off with a table lamp or potted plant.
For the books on your shelves, you can use decorative bookends as a way to infuse personality as well as decorative appeal to your book displays.
Showcase your hobbies
A home should reflect the personality and interests of the people living in it. Musical instruments, art materials such as easels, and other creative hobby paraphernalia are practically furniture and decor pieces in themselves. Maybe displaying them can even motivate you to brush up on your hobbies.
Install crown molding
Crown molding, found in ceilings and around windows and doors in interiors, originally served the purpose of simply covering up cracks where walls and ceilings meet. But over the years, people have recognized that crown molding can elevate your indoors. It adds elegance to the simplest of aesthetics and bring cohesiveness to your overall interior design. Furthermore, if you’re looking to update or change your interior design style, choosing a suitable crown molding will help you greatly with that.
Recover or reupholster
While it may take the help of professionals, reupholstering is an excellent way to redesign your interior without actually having to replace any furniture. While you can attempt to DIY your reupholstery projects, keep in mind that you run the risk of ruining well-loved pieces, so don’t try to do this with heirlooms. If reupholstering just isn’t feasible for you at the moment, you can always have the option to change the covers on your seats instead.
Update light fixtures
Light fixture updates are one of the simplest yet most overlooked ways to refresh your living space. Lighting fixtures serve decorative functions, so you can choose ones that will work as accent pieces, especially for living rooms and entryways. You can also use them as an opportunity to switch to energy-efficient LED lighting to help you cut costs on your electric bill.
Change your light switch covers
Additionally (or perhaps alternatively), changing your light switch covers is another easy way to revamp your home look. Whether you want it modern, decorative, or fun (or all of the above), there are many options for your light switch plates that you can apply.
With limited selections for activities and places to go, redecorating your home might just be the project to help you keep your head during these times. Other than keeping you occupied and moving, it tests both your technical and creative abilities and rewards you with a sense of accomplishment and the variety you crave.