Constantly changing and creating new spaces is something we LOVE doing especially at little to no cost. Depending on how bad your hoarding problem of awesome things is, it may seem really daunting to start cleaning or moving things around. BUT, there are some great reasons and ways to consider changing things and space around you that make all the difference. We have put together some of our favorite tips, tricks, and reasons we use to constantly change the spaces around us for little to no cost, and providing nearly the same outcomes.
Controlling the energy in your environment: You have the ability to create and alter the energy and space around you. To make it more productive, relaxing, feel bigger than it is, or even clutter it up if you feel so inclined. It is your personal energy and the way in which you take advantage of the lighting available to you as well as the colors and organisation or lack there of. Lighter colored walls and furniture help light bounce around a room to make it feel light and airy. Keeping things off a floor, or furniture that sits above the floor, help it make it feel bigger and less cluttered.
Rearranging Wall Decor: Sometimes it is just as simple as moving around your wall decor to give space a new energy and personality. Changing wall decor or introducing new colors to a room can make all the difference in little to no time. May it be taking away, or adding, you don't actually have to get rid of any of the pieces you have. If you are feeling something new, you can redecorate based around that main piece. We recommend moving things around every few weeks.
WHAT WE DID: A little game of musical chairs! We moved items in the living room to give a new feel. Not that we didn't like the way the other pieces looked together, but just doing a new composition makes the house feel different. And satisfies that urge to move, spend or throw things out.
Adding Plants: There is nothing like a good potted plant in a lonely corner to soften the space. Having plants in your space also force you to move things around based on the light they are getting. Add them to every room, small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorising your space and adding color and texture. Many can clean household air and balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. Succulents, cacti and pothos plants are very easy to care for if you are starting out with plants indoors. We also LOVE elephant ears and ornamental fig trees. Check out our blog post "HANG ME" for more of tips on our plant loves.
WHAT WE DID: We removed some of the clutter and made it a bit more breathable, added some greens to make it feel more fresh and that's all! The problem you may say is what do you do with the other items? Well, some of the items were moved to other spaces in the house and others were stored away. We always keep a simple storage box with extra trinkets just for these occasions. Bringing items in and out of your life makes them feel new and different - without having to purchase or purge! Making you feel anew - like buying new clothes. Totally good reason to have a little 'new space christening'.
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