Feeling bored! You and I, we are all the same. As many people in this entire world prepare to hunker down and practice social and physical distancing, remember that your home can be a source of calm and cozy. Small changes can turn your home into a cozy sanctuary in this uncertain time.
9 Guides to Cozy Up Your Home When Everything Feels Uncertain
Feeling calm and good in this anxious time is so important. You can start to set your mindset to keep calm. Besides, make your environment a sanctuary that will help you feel calm. From candles to natural light, here are inspiring ideas to cozy up your home!
1. Add Candles and Natural Lights
Is there something about the warm glow of a candle to take away all of the stress and worries. This pretty little scene from the candles is the perfect inspiration to order a few candles from your favorite small business. They add a dose of atmosphere to every room in your house, too. You may also look for scents that encourage calm, like lavender and rosemary.
2. Keep Your Bed Clean
A small act for a big change. Make your bed every day has many benefits and will help you feel productive right when you wake up. Just focus on keeping your bedding clean – you can wash once a week. Plus, set a priority to make the bed.
3. Tackle DIY Projects
Now is the right time to finally tackle that DIY project you’ve put off. There are many DIY projects you can tackle with your family. From painting a table a bright to fun color. Or making a foldable magazine stand like this one. Opt for happy colors such as coral or yellow can help lift your mood and brighten up any space.
Learning to knit is also a great idea to reduce the amount of stress during this unsettled time. Knitting has been proven to manage depression and relieve anxiety. You can knit anything, from placemats to throw blankets. And once you become a pro, knitting can be a great way to add a bit of cozy-feeling texture to your home.
An alternative option for those who feel bored being hunkered down is doing declutter. A clean, clutter-free space is the best way to promote productivity and reduce stress while you spend more time at home. Remove extra items and adding a few plants, and focus on one room at a time. You can make a weekly or monthly declutter schedule to get rid of all stuff you never use anyway.
6. Clean Windows
After decluttering rooms, and now it’s time to clean your windows. Natural light is a proven antidepressant, so now is the time to ensure you’re getting as much of it as you can. Clean your windows in every room in your house is an easy task that can make your home feel a little brighter.
7. Play Soft Music
Do you love music? How often you listen to music in a day? Playing such soft background music on throughout your home will give your space a serene ambiance. Whether you go old school with a classic turntable or you set your smart speakers to play classical music, some quiet tunes can help you relieve stress and concentrate if you’re working from home.
8. Change Out The Lighting
It’s essential to pick the right lighting for every room in your home. An easy way to add a little comfort to your space is to switch out light bulbs for softer, warmer options. Edison bulbs can make your bedroom a calmer place. Additionally, warmer lighting will not keep you awake the way bright light could.
9. Turn Your Bathroom into Spa
If you may not be able to renovate your bathroom right now, a few simple things can make your space feel like a home. Consider bringing in something live, like the eucalyptus into your bathroom. While you usually stack towels in a linen closet, consider pulling out a few of your very best ones and setting them out on a vanity to give your bathroom a hotel-like feel.