When we talk about decorating, we often talk about how we want our home to ‘look‘. Whilst this is important, I think we should place more emphasis on how we want our home to make us ‘feel‘.
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Our homes are our sanctuary. They are where we can escape the outside world and just be ourselves. It’s where we relax and unwind, spend time with our family, and entertain. It’s important to decorate and organise your home so it doesn’t just look good, it makes you feel good.
Think about how you use each space in your home, and how you’d like to feel when you’re in that space.
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How do you want to feel when you’re doing your hair and make up in the bathroom? Will good lighting make you feel better? Will having organised drawers make you feel better? Will having fresh flowers on the vanity make you smile?
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What about when you go to bed at night? Will freshly laundered linen sheets make you feel relaxed? Do you really want to look at the pile of books or clothes in the corner? Do you want blackout curtains to make the room dark or do you enjoy waking up with the sun?
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Where do you relax at night? Is the sofa or chair comfortable? Will lots of scatter cushions make you happy or drive you nuts? Will putting your feet up and dimming the lights make you feel more relaxed?
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No-one particularly likes being in the laundry, but is there a way you can make this space more enjoyable to be in? Perhaps you can have a tv/radio for when you are doing the ironing? Or just keep the bench clear so you feel on top of the never ends pile of washing?
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As you plan to decorate each space in your home, take a moment to think about how you want to feel when you’re there. Imagine yourself using that space, and feeling good about it. What do you need to put in or take away from that space to make it work for you?
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