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A Simple Quarantine Guide To Redecorating and Brightening Space

From learning your best angles, to picking up on the hottest fashion trends, the global lockdown in light of an ongoing pandemic has taught us much about style, self-confidence and now another valuable lesson in organizing space.

May 12, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

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From learning your best angles, to picking up on the hottest fashion trends, or managing finances, the global lockdown in light of an ongoing pandemic has taught us much about style, self-confidence, money and now another valuable lesson in organizing space. As working and socializing from home behind our miniature screens has become the new normal, don’t miss the opportunity to redecorate more than just your wardrobe.

A Simple Quarantine Guide To Redecorating and Brightening Space

Brighten your space with pops of bold yet comforting colors, such as lavender, sunny yellows, powder blues, bright oranges, soft grays, and of course a little bit of pink! Bright, warm and neutral tone colors have long proven to have a significant effect on productivity, mood and overall visual aesthetic – which may help you feel a little less trapped in the four walls of your own home.

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Create layered effects in every room, whether it’s rearranging certain books to face forward, or adding miniature busts, fossils and other decorative items. The more earth-toned, the more soothing, although eccentric pieces of art make a spectacular choice in not only piquing interest but in offering a sometimes much needed distraction from our radiative devices.

Have space for relaxation, not everyone is blessed equal, with distinct rooms for specific tasks, and in times like these, it doesn’t hurt to make do – divide your room according to your schedule and mood, with diverse color schemes, furnishing and placement. Utilize your sofa, coffee table, sculptures or plants, to widen the room and separate your work from leisure spaces. This also allows you to move freely from one designated area to another as your day progresses and priorities change. Physically entering into new perceived spaces help your mind to release unnecessary stress and to focus on the current tasks at hand.

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Added tips include, avoid shying away from abstract embroidery and textile, as these elements are revered for often bringing a sense of warmth and homeliness into any space. Staying at home for a prolonged period of time can create a sense of fatigue and restlessness, thus the corporation of rugs, mats and wall tapestry are beneficial in creating a comfortable environment where you can be free to work anywhere in the room, including the floor.

Ultimately, forced stay-at-home orders and lockdowns are tough, especially for those uneasy in both isolated and crowded, constrained areas, these circumstances can have a colossal impact on mental health and personal morale. With the expectation to juggle everything from house chores, to school work and a professional career, plus the overarching threat of complex pandemic, a brighter and more organized home may be the minute solace we’ve been searching for.


 
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