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Redecorating in Lockdown; Tidy House, Tidy Mind

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Thinking of re-decorating your home? Here are some tips on where to start…

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Lockdown is the perfect chance to redecorate your living space. You know what they say; “Tidy House, Tidy Mind”. Not only does this lockdown give you plenty of time to focus and plan your decor, but prioritising making your living space a calm, relaxing space is vital for keeping your peace of mind! Here’s our guide to redecorating in lockdown: 

  1. Colour schemes are king 

Use colours that compliment each other and don’t be afraid to inject some colour. Be brave! Warm colours evoke feelings of comfort and contentment, so are great for the bedroom, but bright oranges, reds and yellows grab attention, so it’s best to avoid these and perhaps keep them for the living room and kitchen. Red is said to increase the appetite whilst yellow keeps the brain alert, so use these colours wisely!

Remind yourself that you’re awesome daily with this sweet sign from Loaf & Bear, or add colour with this beautiful artwork from Nolasean

2. De-clutter and calm the chaos! 

More storage is something we all crave, right? Often the answer is simply throwing away things you’re hanging on to. We love Marie Kondo’s method of tidying up and live by the old William Morris quote, “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”! 

If you’re into the KonMari method too, Happy DIY Home created this amazing guide on how to organise your home using Marie Kondo’s checklist, using the KonMari method.

If you’re looking for storage, check out these beautiful bags, doorstops and homeware from Aimee Lou Creations and Studio Wolle to give you some inspo. 

3. Express yourself! 

Artwork is the best way to do this. If you paint your walls a neutral colour, pop some colour onto the walls with artwork – you can easily switch it once you’re bored, instead of having to re-paint the entire room! 

Here’s some lovely artwork from Echo Art, DrawInk and Slipped Ink which is ideal for an ambient space. 

Artwork can also add different textures into a room, like this print from Joanne Spencer or this natural beach scene from Gemma Thorpe.

4. Change the feel of a room with just a few small items

It’s so easy to change the entire feel or look of a room with just a few simple trinkets or features. Why not try displaying some beautiful ceramics such as these pots, bowls and pieces from Nicola Briggs or Sparkle Ceramics?

Glassware can offer a colour pop and a point of interest, such as these lovely designs from Stiltwalkers Stuff and Sarah Myatt Glass.

Coasters are a great way to add some colour or a theme in just a small way, and lucky for you many of our stallholders offer fab ones! Try these delights from Fox & Boo, For Me & For You, Roobydoo, Echo Art, Yellow Room Designs, Squiggly Sue Designs or Flamingo Fancies!

5. Use lighting to your advantage 

The way a room is lit changes its entire ambience. Soft lighting is best in the bedroom, dining and living rooms, but brighter lighting is necessary in the kitchen. 

Check out these quirky lamps from Misshandled, Mexish Made and Stirring Silver for something a bit different. 

6. Change the feel of a room using scent 

Try these aromatherapy melts from Therapy + Scent and scent a room based on the mood you want to feel! The Thomas-Coles offer some lovely scented reed diffusers and soy wax candles, or Black Sheep Candles and Old Man & Magpie have some fab scents too. 

7. Make sure your every-day hand soaps are proper skin-soothers

We’re all washing our hands frantically these days, and it’s really taking its toll on our skin. Make sure you’re keeping your skin in tip-top condition with these natural delights from Tom’s Garden and Goap, perfect for both the kitchen and bathroom. 

8. Bring a touch of the outdoors in

Add a touch of nature and make your living space feel truly calm and open by adding touches which reflect nature and the outdoors in a chic way. 

Try cacti from Cactus Parlour, artwork from For Me & For You, an artistic feature from Stiltwalkers Stuff or Emma Gadd’s beautiful drawings. 

9. Don’t leave the kids out! 

Giving the kids a calm space to relax in is just as important as the adults! When planning a colour scheme, remember that yellow stimulates the brain whilst green and blue tones soothe. 

Emily Harvey Art has some wonderful artwork that would look great in a teenage bedroom, or if you’ve got little ones, check out Bertie Rose, Nova & Me and Shirley Rainbow

We hope we’ve inspired you to start pulling ideas together for redecorating your home in lockdown. If you’re looking for other ideas for isolation entertainment, check out our isolation blog!