How’s it going folks?
It just so happened that I had decided to redecorate my room around the same time that I began my treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The reason I’m mentioning this is because it has definitely played a major role in me wanting my space to be bright, airy and fuss free. Clear space, clear mind.
Despite me opting for a minimal aesthetic, I still wanted things that made the place feel homely and comfortable. I feel that this is something that a lot of people aim for, whether you are redecorating or just feeling homesick.
There may be no place like home, but there are definitely a few things that you can do to make your surroundings that little bit more cosy, no matter where you are.
There is something so lovely about the fact that no ones book collection is the same. Personal taste and familiarities are unique to each individual so having those things in your space is enough to make anyone feel more at home.
#2 fresh flowers or plants
“Flowers always make people feel better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul” – Luther Burbank
I find that fresh flowers or house plants are great for injecting colour into your space that instantly makes you feel more positive. When in doubt, add flowers.
Candles are just an all rounder. they provide, ambience, lighting and also play a big part in providing scent.
Scent does wonders for making your surroundings more comfortable. They way you choose to do this is completely your choice but things like room sprays, diffusers and candles really do make a difference.
That feeling of “home” is synonymous with comfort and cosiness so if you stumble across anything that provides that then you are onto a winner. In a similar way to candles, I have found that string lights or mood lighting in general has a way of immediately making any space appear more snug and serene.
#5 Something Personal
If you have been keeping up with my “100 Days of Happiness” articles then you will know that recently, I had some of my photography printed onto polaroid. I have found that putting them up in different areas has helped make my space more personal.
Comfort can often be found in the familiar and that doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.
Adding anything that brings a positive reminder or even something that you have made yourself can be a great way to make yourself feel right at home.
I hope you’re all having a great week. Plough through people, we can make it to the weekend!