There’s a saying that a tidy home indicates someone with a tidy mind. There’s a great deal of truth in this. Your home is like a mirror: it reflects things back to you that affect the way you feel and the way you live your life. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to create a more vibrant home that will naturally energize you.
Let Your Friends Have a Flutter on Your Clutter
One of the easiest and quickest things that you can do to feel energised in your home is to get rid of the clutter. Decide on the room in which you are going to start. Then, get yourself four cardboard boxes. Label one box ‘loft’ – this is where you’ll put the things you want to keep, the second one ‘charity shop’, the third one ‘tip’ and the fourth one ‘sale’ (or flutter in this instance).
Make a rule that once an item goes into a box it stays there. The ‘sale’ box should provide you and your friends with some fun. Organize an evening of card games, but instead of money your friends can have their pick of what’s in the box when they win. You can bet that someone will want the wall cupboard with the solid oak doors, and someone else will want that art-deco clock. Put the box you want to store into the loft and the tip and charity box into the car.
If You’re Studying
Green is supposed to stimulate brain function and enhance our thirst for knowledge. Try some touches of green in the spare room or study; paint one wall green and choose a few green furnishings (but don’t go overboard). It does depend on what you believe but many people say that they find it easier to read or study if they are surrounded by the color green.
Let the Sunshine In
If your kitchen doesn’t benefit from much daylight, try changing your color scheme. Yellow is great for adding some zest to a room and for attracting the light. Don’t paint the whole kitchen yellow or you may feel blinded. Have three white walls in your kitchen and one yellow or with a yellow patterned wall paper. Yellow helps to fill a room with light and mimics the energising effects of the sun.
Make a Space Where You Can Relax
After a long day at work or trying to keep the kids in order everyone needs somewhere they can relax. Whether you decide to relax in the conservatory or in the living room, touches of blue and white have a calming effect. Choose a spot where you will sit and attempt to relax. There’s no getting away from the fact that you stand a much better chance of enjoying your evening if you’ve started it with twenty minutes of quiet relaxation.
About the Author
This article was written by Amy Fowler on behalf of UK Oak Doors.
Thank you to Graur Codrin for the photo.