5 Tips To Mindfully Fill in Empty Spaces in Your Home
Filling empty spaces in your home is easier than you think. Here are some practical ideas!
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The concept of mindfulness is gaining popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s often described as a way of life rather than a single action. It reflects how we approach every day-to-day activity, from our work life to how we dress in the morning. It means that we must be aware of all our decisions and how they affect us and those around us and take action accordingly.
But while many people may practice this during the day, they neglect it in one key area of their lives – their home! It’s very common for people’s homes to be disorganized to the point where it becomes hard to navigate or find things. That’s where mindful decor comes in – reinforcing the principles of wellness and mindfulness in your home and ensuring it’s a place of rest and sanctuary.
Start By Taking A Look Around Your Home
Take a minute to explore your house, and see if it’s really providing the feel you want from it. Are there areas around the place that feel empty or unfinished? Are there rooms you simply aren’t using to their potential?
Before you revamp your living space, it’s important to understand what you want out of it. Take the time to explore it with fresh eyes. You might be surprised by what you see and how easy it is to come up with ways to make your home feel more livable and welcoming.
Get Rid of Clutter and Organize Accessories
Sure, there are some obvious downsides to a cluttered home – like the fact that you can never find your keys when rushing out the door! But did you know there are actually mental health downsides to clutter? Clutter can make it hard to focus, increase stress levels, and cause more fights between people living together.
This is why many people are embracing the KonMari method of decluttering their houses. Pioneered by lifestyle expert Marie Kondo, it uses a unique criteria for deciding what stays and what goes – does it still spark joy? This is an excellent way to look through old items that you may have used a long time ago.
If you have many many smaller items that you need to keep close or make use of regularly but crowd your furniture surfaces, keep in mind that there are various storage solutions available. A few to mention are baskets to store extra throw pillows and blankets, cubby shelves to keep things like shoes and pet accessories tucked away, and stylish organizer trays to keep accessories like watches, glasses, and even perhaps a book you’re currently reading conveniently within arm’s reach.
Choose Home Furnishings Wisely
We’ve all been on that shopping spree that ends with us bringing home a whole lot of things we don’t need. Sometimes the items just get shoved into the closet, but in the case of home furnishings, it’s easy to wind up with a house cluttered with things we don’t need.
It’s important that everything you bring into your home actually serves a purpose. Getting rid of clutter helps with this – but it doesn’t get you back the money you spent on those items! This is why it’s important to avoid impulse buying and come into each shopping trip knowing what you want and why you’re in a store.
Make Comfort A Priority
The odds are good that you’ll come home after a hard day at work and be ready to collapse. That’s why it’s important that you remember what the primary function of your bed or couch is – comfort and relaxation.
Many people buy major furniture items solely for aesthetics and then find that the furniture isn’t providing what it’s actually there for. Before making a big purchase, make sure the furniture is comfortable, functional, and easy to use. See if it’s possible to test the feel of the item before committing to a major, long-time purchase.
Display Happy Memories
Ideally, your home won’t just be using purchased items to make you happy and comfortable – it’ll also be full of personal mementos. This is the core of giving your home a personal touch. This can include souvenirs from happy vacations, pictures of friends and loved ones, and items like trophies and awards from earlier stages of your life.
Your home should be a reflection of you and the things you love rather than a sterile environment solely for sleeping at night. Don’t be afraid to give your house some good clutter and truly make it your living space.
Make a Home Out of a House
Is your household busy and full of life, or is it just cluttered? Don’t be afraid to clear out what you don’t need. That makes it easier to replace the clutter with things you love. A home should be comforting and clear. However, it should also be full of those personal mementos that make you who you are. This is how to create a living space that truly feels like home.