Now more than ever your home should be the place where you feel your best. So how do you feel about your home these days? Is it time to restyle your space?
Obviously in the days of COVID, safety should be our number one priority, followed by any number of adjectives such as inspired, relaxed, motivated, calm, etc…
I am betting that recently you have spent a little extra time sitting in rooms you may not normally, or extra time in those rooms you haven’t updated in a few years, or even perhaps since moving into your home 3 years ago.
How do those spaces make you feel?
Haven’t really thought about it? Take a walk in each room, or area, of your home with a notepad and write down (without thinking too much) 3 – 5 words about how each room makes you feel.
If you are one of the lucky ones you wrote down words like: inspired, cozy, safe, happy, grateful, lucky, artsy, pretty, content…
If your home is leaving you feeling less than inspired then it is time to plan a restyle of your space.
Although you may not be able to start a renovation or redesign project right now, what you can do is prepare and plan ahead for one during this “down time”. And then when you are able to begin, you will be ready with plan in place to efficiently move through the project.
Personally I love moving and rearranging things around my home seasonally, or simply when the mood strikes me. Restyling your space can be as simple as reorganizing the items on a coffee table, restyling a bookcase, or repainting a room, each can change the way I feel in the space and the emotional reaction I have when I enter it.
Are you up for a small change? Try one, or all, of my home stylist tips for a quick refresh ::
- Swap out the basic pillow covers on your bed with a seasonal color and new texture
- Group the items on your bathroom counter on an unused tray for a clean fresh look
- Add a accent light to your kitchen counter to add light to an otherwise dark corner
- Place a small vase of cut garden flowers on your night stand for a touch of beauty ready to welcome you when you wake up
Looking for more inspiration for planning a restyle around your home?
Consider joining my Dwell Well Mini-Series! A daily email to your inbox for 14 days of tips, inspiration and resources to make daily small changes that add up to a space you will love to call home. Read more about it here.
Or maybe you looking for a bit more personalization and planning support? If yes, I urge you to schedule a Virtual Design Consultation this week so you and I can talk through your needs and develop a plan to bring out the best in your home.
Whether it is a Bookcase Styling, a Color Palette Consultation or a Select A Space Styling Consultation my virtual design services allow you to get a jump on planning your space redesign all from the comfort and safety of your home. And best of all, once we develop your space restyle you can start the project on your own schedule, whenever you are ready and able to make it happen. (Or if you are like me an work best under a deadline, upgrade to a three session to keep your project on track!)
I understand how serious this time is and by no means will refreshing your home decor bring an end to all the economic, social or health concerns we are all dealing with however, my hope is that finding ways to love the space you are in (both physically and mentally) will give you some calm, purpose and inspiration during this stressful time.
I hope you are staying healthy. Much love from my home to yours.
p.s. – This styling inspiration is Day 6 of the Dwell Well Mini-Series! Learn more and sign up here.