Redecorating interior can improve quality of life and I want to share with you some tips, that I find easy and effective for harmonising our homes and be more productive during these challenging times.
our daily environment directly affects our sense of well-being
Our home is a space we create in order to feel safe, comfortable, relaxed, and organised. In a way, our home is our castle, and now more than ever. Hence, after the first shock of self-isolation, social distancing and uncertainty, we are adapting ourselves and our houses to the current living situation.
Good to know about redecorating:
Create the most inspiring and productive Home-office
It sounds easy, but when it comes to organising a nice working space, we often deal with lack of light, room, privacy and concentration. The light is a key element here. Find the brightest place in you apartment and claim your right to work there! :) Just sit in different places in your house during the day and check how sun goes, changing the light. Sometimes, we put plants or consoles near that bright spot. Well, it’s time to be brave and move things around, let the energy flow and find a perfect place to concentrate and work. Organising a nice office-style coffee station also would help to carry on with a working routine. Perhaps, even with some Zoom-coffee-breaks with colleagues. Home-office is mostly about self-discipline, so help yourself to be productive by creating your perfect office surroundings.
Declutter – less is more!
Check room by room and give away furniture and stuff, that don’t work for you and your family. Connect to the community chats and groups, maybe there are people who are searching for some extra pieces. It’s a win-win for everyone. Less furniture means less places to pack and more room for sports and kids activities.
Have Fun Decorating
Accessorising your home is a great way to add a personal touch to your interior. Your decor often tells a story of where you have been and what you are interested in. It is also easy to change and fun to play with. You can decorate in different styles, moods, holidays or seasons, creating crisp look and fresh energy each time.
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle approach to your lifestyle
Metal tins, plastic bottles and glass jars that normally you would trow away, you can upcycle into elegant unique interior accessories. For example, you can use Decoupage technique and simple materials making candle holders, vases, flower pots, fragrance sticks holders and more from glass jars and bottles. In addition, this kind of creative activity is very beneficial for our health, as it challenges our neurones to switch to completely different and unusual performance. While it includes fine motor skills and focus, it helps to relax and destressify. Furthermore, it’s fun to do with family or friends over a video call.
Sustainable eco-friendly interior design even in small quantities makes a big DIFFERENCE for our lifestyle
That’s exactly what we are doing at NOTBASIC store. We offer sustainable one-of-a-kind upcycled interior accessories, that would showcase your design aesthetics in elegant tasteful way. All the pieces are carefully sourced, designed and hand-decorated using Découpage technique in Zurich, Switzerland. Check NOTBASIC Store for decorating inspiration and upcycle ideas.
In addition, we are creating videos about DIYs and upcycling. You can watch, follow and comment them on NOTBASIC Store YouTube Channel. Moreover, you can use video as a guidance for your own sustainable projects.
bring out your inner artist with NOTBASIC Creative workshops
At NOTBASIC Store, we not only offer you sustainable interior accessories, but also regularly organise workshops to guide you through the transformation process from what once was an abandoned glass jar into artistic one-of-a-kind home accessory. During the workshops, we are decorating in the Découpage technique using safe non-toxic materials while recycling glass. We also give some interesting information about tools and materials for your future sustainable projects.
From now on, our workshops are also taking place online, so you can create your own sustainable masterpieces without leaving your home!
So get your materials ready, unleash your creativity and join us at NOTBASIC Online Workshops. If you don’t have materials for working in the Découpage technique, we have NOTBASIC Découpage Starter Kits for you, which include all the materials you would need for several upcycled projects.
Below, you can also watch an online webinar organised by Ariane Tavakol, personal growth strategist, where we talked about recycling, upcycling and redecorating while on lockdown.
I hope you feel inspired and ready to master the art of decorating!
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