My mom always told me that we should make our home everything you want it to be so you don’t feel the need to leave often. Home is my sanctuary and has always been the place I felt the most “me”. There is a certain calm I experience at home no matter what is swirling around in the outside world. Although, I enjoy exploring new places, discovering new restaurants, and spending time with friends; there is no place like home! I need my home to be a place that inspires me, to provide that relaxation and comfort when I come home after a long and busy day. The more you put into your home, the more you’ll love being there. Find the little joys in your own home and treat yourself to the little things in life.
Quarantining and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge disrupter and very tough on all of our lives. My homebody self has been restless and aching to go out so badly. In this post, I want to share a few tips and tricks that help made my space full of inspiration and comfort. I came to the realization that in this moment in time, I appreciate the experiences you can create at home more than I ever thought possible.
Invest in a space that inspires you
What is your favorite part of your home? The little corners that brings you happiness? Take a look at the areas you’d like to refresh or change. Make it a sanctuary. Whether it be some new accent pillows, a new bed spread or different decorative wall decor or even a fresh coat of paint- change it out to what you want! You can benefit by shopping many sales that are going on during quarantine. Renovations can be an option too but can be very costly. Your home should be a reflection of you. Make time to create a home space that feels like an extension of your style and that incorporates precious memories.
Little luxury details
Most of us love luxurious things but not everything needs to be super fancy or expensive. Invest in the things that you care about and will last you for a while. If you love a spa-like bathroom to feel like a mini retreat, then by all means invest in a new shower head, soft luxury towels and aromatherapy products. If you like grabbing cocktails on rooftop, like me! Invest in a beautiful bar cart; its actually a useful piece of furniture for storing cocktail essentials, and also a trendy statement piece. Decorate it with cocktail recipe books, pretty glassware, some fine spirits and other essentials. If you love coffee, invest in different coffee beans, a coffee machine, a cute french press and other essentials to make it feel like your own in-house coffee shop!
make A whole experience
Make your home a whole experience. Think about the kind of ambiance you enjoy when you go out and incorporate some of those things into your home. Do you love beautiful serving-ware, candles, flowers when you go out for dinners? Host yourself with beautiful dishes and utensils while creating a warm ambiance to add that special touch. What about soothing music when you arrive at your hotel lobby for a vacation? Set up some speakers like, Sonos, Google home or Alexa. Believe it or not, my home has all three systems in different floors! Most of us are working from home, so why not design your own little office space and fill it with beautiful and inspirational things.
Plants make me so happy and create such a beautiful aesthetic. Every time I’m at Home Depot, i’m always picking up some kind of plant. There are so many great benefits and studies on having indoor plants. Some benefits include cleaner air, more oxygen, boosting your mood, productivity, creativity and its even therapeutic. I love watering my plants, they bring so much positivity into my home.
Serenity + peacefulness
It is important to me to unwind when I need to. If you’re the same way, then go the extra mile to invest in some soft cozy blankets, silk pillow cases, a velvety robe and fluffy socks or nice pair of slippers. Don’t forget silk pajamas and a quality scented candle. My absolute favorite is my oil diffuser. I always have essential oils going. I invested in a humidifier and a pricey air purifier that actually works. These special touches make a big difference. I love having my beauty tools and other self care essentials such as my new facial steamer, different types of masks, eye gels, facial serums, terry cloth headbands and my 3 in 1 electric jade roller!
What do you love about going out to beautiful restaurant or cafe? Whether it’s the food or presentation. Both? I swear food taste better when it’s presented nicely. I love topping of food with fresh herbs and other stuff to make my plate look beautiful. Why wait to entertain? Entertain yourself. You can even bring out your beautiful dishes to put it in! Present your food with love and dedication.
Something I struggled with a-lot is getting into a routine and staying consistent. Whether it be a beauty routine, night or morning routine; actually having a routine and not scrambling all over the place makes you feel good. This even goes for preparing meals or any other day to day activities. Routines at home are so important for your own sanity!
I hope you found this post helpful and gained some insight for ideas to make your space a comforting and inspirational one!