If you are one of the many Australians working from home or simply just spending more time inside, now is a great time to take a look at how your interior is making you feel.
Turning your home into a haven of positivity and calm is sure to help get you through the days in isolation.
Let There Be Light
Natural light does more than enhance your selfie game; it can seriously boost your happiness throughout the day too. Studies suggest that sunlight streaming through your windows can increase your serotonin levels – AKA your happiness hormone, which helps to combat depression and boost your mood. If you’re working from home, why not grab your laptop and head outside for a while? Or if that isn’t possible, spend your lunch break basking in the sunshine and fresh air. Ditching heavy-duty curtains for sheer ones and adding reflective surfaces and mirrors, that light can bounce off, will go a long way to maximising your daily feel-good dose of natural light.
Say Hello To Indoor Plants
It’s no secret that plants are good for us. Not only do they purify the air you breathe each day, but they can also make you feel calmer and improve your concentration. If you’re worried that you’ll struggle to keep them alive, don’t be. There are plenty of low-maintenance options, like succulents and air plants, that are a breeze to care for while bringing you a ton of benefits.
Declutter Your Space
While there are many arguments for and against decluttering, having a tidy home is certainly going to improve your frame of mind. The more items we have cluttering up our line of vision, the more difficult it is to focus, which can lead to feeling stressed and overwhelmed. So, take a cue from the ever-popular minimalist aesthetic and work on decluttering and simplifying your space. But rather than getting rid of everything at once, tackling one small area a day will give you momentum to continue without the stress of trying to take on the whole house in one day.
Scent can be extremely effective for lifting your spirits and triggering happy memories. Whether it’s your favourite scented candle, (if you can’t be at the beach, you may as well make the house smell like an ocean breeze), an incense stick or a diffuser filled with mood-boosting essential oils, there are so many ways to make your home smell amazing.