If you are coming into 2021 feeling a little blue, you aren’t alone. Although most of us are glad that 2020 is behind us, 2021 presents a whole new set of challenges which act as a continuation of 2020’s difficulties. While the new year is usually a time for feeling refreshed, optimistic and rejuvenated for the year ahead, many of us don’t feel that way this year.
While there isn’t much we can do about the state of the world other than take care of ourselves and those around us, there are ways to give ourselves the pick-me-up we deserve. If you are looking to spruce up your living space to improve your mood and give yourself a project, here are some interior design ideas for 2021!
One easy way to lift your mood and brighten up your home is to embrace bright colours. This doesn’t mean you need to fill your home with garish clashing colours that give you a headache, but it might mean incorporating some statement pieces that bring brightness into the space.
Here are some examples of how to embrace colour in your home!
- Bright canvases or prints. If you love art and want to incorporate more creativity into your home, you could invest in a brightly coloured canvas or print for a bare wall in your home. Abstract flower artwork, bold shapes and intense colours can immediately make a statement and bring colour into the room.
- A statement rug. If your furniture is neutrally coloured in blues and greys, why not add a statement rug to the centre of the room to tie the whole thing together?
When you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, having a cluttered space is the last thing you need. For both your home’s layout and for your own mental wellbeing, prioritising the organisation of your home is a great way to start 2021.
This could be done simply by implementing more of a tidying and cleaning routine into your day. However, if you want to go a step further, here are a few ways to combine interior decoration and organisation!
- Stackable storage. If you are reluctant to purchase huge shelving units that take up a lot of space, why not invest in some stackable storage that gives you just enough storage for your belongings?
- Use the verticality of the room. If you live in a small space, make sure that you are utilising every inch of space – not just floor space, but vertically too. This could be achieved by hanging ornaments and plants that you might otherwise place on the floor, and by using your wall space for storage too!
2021 is bound to be a challenging year in the wake of the global pandemic. Although we might not be feeling positive as a society right now, there are ways to make small positive changes to your home environment. By doing this, you can boost your mood and be the best version of yourself in the face of adversity!
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