With easing the lockdown and slowly coming back to the new normal, a lot of us suffer from quarantine fatigue without even realizing it. As a result of restrictions and staying home in isolation for so long, you might feel boredom or pressure from the walls of your loved home, which has a negative impact on your moods and overall wellbeing.
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So what can you do to refresh your mind, feel comfortable, and enjoy staying at home?
The answer is: revive your interior, and it’s best to get advice on the matter from the expert.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic Eng Tareq Skaik (head of design in Algedra), who is well-known for his extravagant interior designs, started weekly live streams on Instagram. He shared interior design tips, discussed the latest trends, gave decor advice, and answered questions of those who needed consultation while staying home on lockdown.
Today he shares some practical tips that could improve your wellbeing through interior decoration.
Eliminate what you don’t like. After being stuck at home for so long this is the best time to declutter. There might be items that you do not like anymore, but they are still taking place and affect how you feel about your home. Even the most sophisticated interior can be ruined by the clutter accumulated through time. Implement storage solutions to eliminate the chaos and bring harmony into your home by leaving only key decorative items.
Rethink your space planning:
The easiest way to revamp your interior is through space re-planning. Layout plays a big role in the way we function within a home. A new furniture layout can create more space and give a sense of freedom. Only moving just a few furniture items can make a big change. Move the bed for better sleep, find a perfect corner for your working space to make you feel more productive.
Bring-in biophilic design elements:
Biophilic design is the latest trend due to its influence on happiness and wellbeing.
With proved advantages of enhancing mood and productivity, reducing stress according to numerous researches implementing elements of biophilia will have a positive impact on your home.
Our mental and physical wellbeing remains highly dependent on contact with the natural environment, and this is needed more than ever, while we continue to spend more time at home and self-isolate.
Using the natural forms, shapes, and colors of nature in a single design creates a pleasant environment affecting health and wellbeing. Introducing elements that resemble nature like living wall, water features, natural materials such as wood and stone, bringing more natural light, those are a few things to consider. You may start by adding some greenery and plants or repainting your walls into more soothing earthy colors, which will revive your interior and uplift your mood.
Add some color:
It is well known that colors affect our psychology. Adding some color is another easy way to refresh any interior. Small decor items in brighter colors like cushions, candle holders, vases will please the eye.
After staying at home in quarantine for a long time, it might be a great idea to change the color of the walls to refresh the interior with more trendy colors. This year’s colors of choice are restful pastel and warm earthy colors that resemble nature.
Adding some fresh interior decorations will lift up your mood.
Whether you continue staying home self-isolating or looking to forget about the stressful times we all went through while pandemic, apply those small changes in your interior for a big positive change.