Negosentro | 7 Ways To Turn Your Place Into Paradise | We were dubbed the indoor generation long before the pandemic hit. Now that COVID-19 has us inside more than we’d like to be, depriving us of travel, it’s time to get proactive and turn our home into the paradise we have been longing for.
Whether you have half a dozen kids or you live alone, and regardless of your budget, you can turn your space into a sacred spot in plenty of ways. A place where your anxiety can slip away, and you can experience the sense of peace that you usually enjoy on holiday. The following are seven simple ways you can turn your home into heaven on earth.
Use your imagination (and a little weed)
For those on a tight budget, renovating may be out of the question. But that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of experiencing a little paradise in your home. If painting walls or buying furniture is out of the question at the moment, then why not let chocolate shrooms bring you paradise without the hassle.
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Consider an indoor slide.
Whether you are one or 21, slides are always fun, and they bring out the inner kid in even the biggest skeptics. So if you have a staircase and space, consider adding a slide next to the stairs as a fun option when coming downstairs.
You don’t need to ruin your adult-aesthetic if that’s what you’re worried about. You can have the slide match the stair color or go for a raw wood finish for an adult feel. If done right, your slide will be the prominent feature in your house, one that guests will want to try at least once.
Cushions and candles galore
For a heaven-on-earth feel, free from anxiety and everyday stress, you can take a page from the Danish and their hygge aesthetic. The Danes have the gloomiest winters, but they always top the charts as the happiest people on earth. One reason for their happy personas is that they practice the hygge philosophy, and it starts with the décor.
They use candles, blankets, and cushions to turn their living space into cozy nooks where they can welcome family and spend the day together eating, drinking, playing games, and watching movies. The next time you want to feel cozy, you can try baking something sweet so the smell can permeate the house or use scented candles like cinnamon, vanilla, and lavender to trigger your sense of smell and help you relax.
Fairy lights for the magic
Even if your backyard can only hold you on a tiny chair, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make the best of it. Fairy lights are an affordable and straightforward way to create a magical atmosphere in your backyard.
You can hang the lights to hide your wall’s unpleasantness or create a magical ceiling from one end to another. Once you have the lights, you can invest in outdoor furniture, but there’s no need to if you’re on a tight budget. Cushions and other textiles to sit on are inviting enough to use while you enjoy the night sky.
Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus taught us that the less we have, the happier we will be. You may not be a minimalist at heart, but if clothes, shoes, toys, and furniture clutters your house, then consider decluttering.
Start by getting rid of the things you haven’t used in a long time. If you have kids, have them stow away their toys in storage cabinets and drawers before bed so your home can feel like a kid-free paradise for a few hours every night. Once you declutter, you’ll realize how freeing it is to get rid of unwanted things and how peaceful a decluttered house can be. Even better, fewer things lead to fewer chores, and isn’t that the best part of your holiday?
Drawers overflowing with junk isn’t paradise, but a house brimming with flowers and plants can be. For a tropical feel, why not bring more florals into your home? The plants depend on the climate you live in and the natural light in your house, but you can never go wrong with roses, hydrangeas, trumpet vines, and irises. Flowers bring distinct scents and a sense of being amid nature, even if you live in a bustling city.
Use those nooks
You may have limited space in your home, but if you look closely, you’ll realize that your house has a nook somewhere that isn’t living up to its potential. As the name implies, you don’t need much space for a heavenly niche. A small corner somewhere in your house where you can place an armchair and a shelf is enough to create a space for reading, browsing, or meditating.
A tropical island may not be on your agenda right now, but if you take the time to look around, you’ll realize that your house has the potential to feel like heaven on earth. All you need is imagination and time spent on Pinterest.