The COVID-19 crisis has forced many to rethink the way their homes are built, especially when our residences need to be a place that’s conducive for rest, work, school, fitness, and every area of our lives. But more than function, people are also entitled to some beauty—especially in a year that has caused so much grief and pain to so many people. It’s a way to care for ourselves and the people who live with us.
Let natural light in.
There is no simpler way to beautify your home than allowing natural light in. If you have big windows, open your drapes or do away with them completely. Natural light doesn’t just allow you to cut energy costs; it’s also a stunning, healthy, and natural way to light up the indoors. It brings vitamin D and warmth into your home, and it looks particularly stunning on white or pastel-colored walls as they allow light to bounce off beautifully. Another benefit of natural light is its ability to purify your indoor air. Musty smells thrive in dark rooms, so natural light is one of the simplest and best ways to clear bad odor out of your space.
Make use of lights in creative ways.
One of the most cost-effective ways to beautify your home is by using scented candles. They’re a cheap alternative, but they also make your home smell nice. Use candles of different heights and different scents throughout the house. Another way to beautify your space through light is by hanging some string or fairy lights on the backyard deck or patio. It’s a great way to motivate you and your family to have dinner and spend some cozy evenings outdoors.
Add some greenery into your home.
Studies show that owning indoor plants have multiple health benefits. They purify the air inside your home, but they also create a soothing atmosphere in your space. At the same time, they can help turn your home into a conducive place for working and studying, allowing you and your kids to increase in energy and productivity. Incorporate some flowers to add a soft and feminine touch to your space.
If you live in an area where trees and greenery thrive, maximize it by having a conservatory built. It will elevate your outdoor living experience while at the same time giving you a place to grow plants and spend precious time with your family. There are a lot of garden room designs that can double as a greenhouse or a sunroom and can provide you with the outdoor escape of your dreams. It’s a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of your work-from-home life without having to go on an actual vacation.
Get rid of clutter.
Perhaps one of the simplest ways to turn your home from zero to hero is by getting rid of clutter. Our earthly belongings, when left unattended, can accumulate for many years. While there’s nothing wrong with holding on to things that have sentimental value, having so many material belongings can also add to your stress and anxiety. If you really want to beautify your home, consider disposing of things you no longer have use for, especially if they can find a home somewhere else.
Give your bedroom a luxe makeover.
Turn your bedroom into an inviting haven by investing in some lush throws and luxurious cushions for your bed. If your mattress hasn’t been replaced in a while, consider upgrading to one with an advanced design and allows for better sleep and less body pain. The best mattresses aren’t necessarily the most expensive ones, but the ones that meet your needs.
Add some coziness to your room by incorporating some neutral color palettes and cozy blankets. If you have a partner, dedicate one area in your room to your relationship—hang or display some of your favorite pictures together, or commission a painting of the two of you. Your bedroom needs to be a place where you and your partner can relax after a long day of work.
You Deserve Some Beauty
It’s been a hard year for so many, and we’ve all lost something in one way or another. If making your home more beautiful is a way to give you some semblance of joy and peace, then don’t hesitate to make these upgrades. Since the quarantines and stay-at-home orders are in the cards for us for the foreseeable future, we need to invest in our homes to make it a place we would want to spend most of our time in.