Turn Your Home into an Oasis

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If you find yourself spending more time at home than usual, you may be wondering how to maintain your mental health and wellness when you can’t get out as much as you’d like. The answer may be to make the interior of your home into more of a happy place. We’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you transform your usual space into the zen retreat you need to rest up and be well!

De-clutter

Yes, one of the best things you can do to make your space into a true oasis is to get rid of the things you don’t need. Try to look around your room and think about the objects you don’t need or don’t really use. Maybe consider culling some of your objet d’art that are really only serving a decorative purpose. Or perhaps some of your plants are overgrown and it’s time to gift one to a friend. There’s nothing like a good de-clutter to make your space feel fresh and new.

Think about closed storage

While open shelving and display areas are a fun part of your decor, it’s important not to let all of your goods hang out on display. Consider closed cabinets or baskets with lids for some of those everyday items you need but don’t necessarily need to look at all the time like throw blankets, coasters, game consoles, and remote controls. When you can place things into closed storage your space becomes less crowded, which can make it seem more spacious.

Wash your windows inside and out

It’s amazing the difference a clean window can make. If you haven’t washed the outside of your windows for several months, it really is worth a try. Once you’ve cleaned and de-spotted and de-streaked, you’ll find you suddenly want to look outside again. It’s a great way to make your home feel more connected to nature or whatever is interesting outside your home.

Rearrange your furniture

Humans are simple creatures. We’re also creatures of habit. It’s amazing what a little bit of furniture rearranging can do to trick your mind into viewing your space with fresh eyes. Another trick to really freshen up a space is to move furniture from one room to another. Take a chair out of the master bedroom and put it in the living room. Consider using the sofa table from the living room as an occasional table in your entryway. You don’t need to spend money to make your room over, you just need a little imagination and a little help moving the furniture!