Shifting to a new house, after almost nine years, gave us some freedom to rearrange our spaces and indulge in our creativity. We do miss the comfort we had in the old place but then what’s life without a few challenges, right? So, hubby and I took advantage of the situation and, with a fresh perspective, decided to fill our home with crafted designs and good vibes.
We love coloured walls. In the old houses, we went a little overboard and chose our favourite colours, like darker shades of teal and brown. Here in the new house, we decided to keep the dark colours for the bedrooms and splurge the walls in the hall and living area with lighter shades. So, we have various colours all over the house, like teal (my favourite), orange and yellow, purple and white, green and white, light green and beige, etc. It feels great when we enter and see colours instead of the age-old whitewash.
After we bought the sofa and coffee tables from IKEA, Bangalore, we decided to get some unique home decor to spice up the place with designs. I loved the red floor cushion. It’s soft, eclectic and big enough for our comfort. Ordering from the website was a breeze and I received the product in less than a week.
In the corners, or whenever you receive a bouquet of roses, you can place some brightly coloured vases to fill the place with decorative patterns and positive vibes.
Placing succulent plants, around the house, is a good option as they keep the air clean and pure.
Initially, we would always buy solid-coloured bedsheets as long as they felt soft. But off late, we have been hunting for breathable bed covers with designs. Recently, we got an Indian-crafted cotton bedsheet with a Mandala design on it. Mandalas represent the circular universe and its creation is said to guide the mind to enlightenment. They are also said to help improve mental health which in turn gives you a good night’s sleep. Don’t we all need that to function properly?
Check out other ethnic prints for serenity and positivity here.
If you’re a believer, a dedicated prayer room or altar is definitely a must. We’re Catholic, so, we have a small altar in the hall. There is a certain feeling of warmth in knowing that someone up there is looking out for us every day of our lives. Do you feel it, too?
Check out these candle stands here.
Being comfortable in our own home and feeling ‘Home-Sweet-Home’ when we get back is a sign that our house allows us to be calm and free from stress. This should be our comfort zone or the story of our everyday lives. So, if you haven’t already, try and implement the above tips to fill your space with good vibes and smiles. If you have, I would love to know more about how YOU bring positive energies into your home.