Your home is the place you spend the most time in. This is especially true these days, as the current stay-at-home orders remain in place. So why not make your space the most relaxing and welcoming environment possible? There are many things you can do to turn your home into your dream living space, from trying out a bit of feng shui to simply tidying up a bit. Perhaps string lights are your thing. Before you start redecorating, Here are just a couple of basic interior design tips to help you get started.
Put Electronics Away
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Out of sight, out of mind, is how the old saying goes. And it’s so true. The more electronic devices you have hanging around, the more tempted you’ll be to take work home with you, and the less relaxed you’ll be. Resist the temptation to scroll through your social media feed for the thousandth time by simply putting your screens away for the day. It will make a huge difference when it comes to your emotional wellbeing. And besides, your living room will be way cuter without all those cords and wires.
Keep Clothes In Closets
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While some open storage spaces can be really cute, they can also get pretty messy, creating clutter where it doesn’t need to exist. So instead of splurging on that IKEA coat rack for the foyer, try storing your outerwear in a regular closet instead. After all, the entrance to your home is the first thing your lay your eyes on after a long day of work. Ideally, it should be as clean and tidy as possible.
Plain Over Patterns
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When it comes to the throw-pillows and linens in your home, playing around with prints can be really fun. But if you’re looking for an effortless and clean look, solid colors are definitely the way to go. A clash of patterns can create a messy and stress-inducing environment, while solid colors tend to be easier on the eyes. And at the end of the day, your living room is the place you come when you want to relax, so a clean look is key.
Less Is More
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You’ve probably heard the expression “less is more”. Well, when it comes to creating a relaxing space in your home, this phrase couldn’t be more true. Decorating your space with picture frames, souvenirs, and collections can often give your home that personal touch it needs. But the more things and trinkets you have on display, the more cluttered your home will feel. Basically, it’s all about finding the right balance that works for you.