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:
- 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!
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”!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!