Home is where the heart is, but what if you’re not loving your space and don’t have the means – or desire – to completely update your home? Well, sometimes all that is needed is a few simple tweaks to bring the good into your room, mood and life!
5 simple ways to refresh your space
One of the easiest – and perhaps most overlooked – ways to transform a space is through fragrance. It can instantly transform your mood and enhance your surroundings, often evoking memories which can transport us back to a particular point in time. Whether you want to create a warm inviting feel or a vibrant fresh space, scent can have a major impact on how we feel. Candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and fresh flowers are all simple and effective ways to introduce fragrance into a space.
The Luxuriate Leather Candles from Daqua Interiors @ Collins234
If you feel like you’re in perpetual hibernation, then it’s probably time to shine a light or two on your interiors. Throw open those curtains and be blinded by the light! A dark, gloomy environment often has the same affect on our mood. Living areas should have plenty of natural light to create a bright and airy feel. If your space doesn’t receive a lot of natural light, consider introducing table or standing lamps to enhance the lighting and add some personality. Light up your space (literally) and chances are your mood and life will follow.
Pietro Lamp from Daqua Interiors @ Collins234
Just as accessories can add a bit of pizzazz to an outfit, they can equally add the finishing touch to a room. While it’s not always feasible to completely replace a room full of furniture, adding some cushions, a throw rug or artwork is a quick, easy and affordable refresh option.
Coffee tables are also a great place to showcase a grouping of accessories and create a focal point. Layer your favourite coffee table books (Dymocks has an ample selection), with a vase of flowers and candle for an easy decor update.
Golden Hand Vase/Bowl & Accessories from Daqua Interiors @ Collins234
4. Declutter and Clean
If your space is in danger of being featured on the next episode of the TV show ‘Hoarders’, then it’s probably time to channel your inner Marie Kondo and embark on a good old-fashioned cleaning and decluttering spree! It’s the cheapest and easiest way to refresh any space and is bound to transform the look of your room. Roll-up those sleeves and sort through everything in the space: is the item serving a purpose; does it enhance your mood; does it spark joy? If not, sell, donate or throw out those items. In this case, less is certainly more!
If your space still doesn’t feel like home, then it’s time to get personal! Add items into your space that you love and bring you comfort. If curling up with a good book is your idea of heaven, then consider creating a reading nook or dedicated study area. Perhaps you love yoga and meditation; create an area where you can practice daily. Whatever makes you happy, bring it into your space and personalise your home!
Interiors by Daqua Interior @ Collins234