Your home should be your sanctuary, where you feel most comfortable and at ease, but sometimes the idea of cleaning or organizing our home can be overwhelming.
It can be especially difficult to feel that motivation to clean when we feel like it will just get cluttered and disorganized within days or possibly hours if we share our home with kids.
Improve the Flow of Your Home & Relax Again with these 4 Tips
Declutter, Declutter & Declutter
Having a cluttered space can increase our anxiety, disrupt our sleep patterns, and reduce our ability to focus – all things we’d like to avoid.
Anything that you don’t need to see or have at your fingertips should be neatly stored away where it can be out of sight and out of mind. Remove things from your kitchen and bathroom countertops to make the idea of cooking or getting ready for the day less looming.
Fight the urge to place decorative items on every surface you see. While the objects themselves may be beautiful, the sheer number of things can create visual clutter and set the wrong mood in your home.
Every room should have clear and distinct pathways. You should always be able to move without bumping into furniture, and if you can’t do that with your current setup – you need to switch it up.
Consider moving your couch against a wall to clear a pathway in living areas.
Choose the Right Size Furniture
While oversized couches and chairs may be trendy, they will always look out of place if you don’t have the required space in your home.
Choosing furniture that’s the right size for each room can make a massive difference in the room’s overall flow. Also, remember that furniture has a functional purpose.
For example, your table needs to fit a certain amount of people comfortably, so we suggest focusing on shapes instead of sizes in this case. If you have six people in your family, you need a table that fits six, but that could look different based on the shape you choose.
Create Fluidity with Paint
If you have clearly defined rooms in your home, specifically a separate living and dining space, it may be tempting to try a new paint colour for every room.
We suggest creating a seamless, fluid transition between rooms and spaces by using the same or similar paint colours.
You can always add colours and texture through decor pieces and furniture, but having one paint colour throughout your home can help create better flow.
Having good flow doesn’t mean your home needs to look staged. You want to create an environment that reflects who you are and what’s important to you.
By following these simple tips, you can create a flow that positively affects your life!