If you want a quick and budget-friendly way to create a more joyful home interior, you can do the following with your family to make these tasks more personal and fun for all.  These are easy ways as it is not still advisable to undergo major home renovations. Read on!

1. Carve your own personal nook 

It is not too late to create your own comfort space. It can be your work desk, makeup station, or an arts and crafts corner. Invest in a desk with storage. Buy a comfortable chair (it is a must if you sit for long hours!). If possible, this space is not near high-traffic areas such as the kitchen or living area.   

2. Put design touches 

You don’t have to spend too much to enliven a room. For example, try to update your living room through simple cosmetic changes such as having new curtains or purchasing throw pillows with unique patterns (online shops feature thousands of designs). These add some life to any space and are easy to replace once you get tired of them. 

3. Use the power of lighting

Table lamps or floor lamps add to the overall mood of any space. These are cheap as there are these kinds of lamps in thrift shops. Just make sure to replace the bulb with LED ones.  For your desk, find a chic table lamp (preferably with two types of light—white light for work and a warm light for relaxation). 

4. Get some new rugs 

If you’re bored with your flooring, you don’t need to head to the nearest tile shop. Get some new rugs (or Arabian carpet, if you have the extra budget). This will prevent you from having to do a total renovation and incur unnecessary expenses. Rugs are also easier to replace and there are so many types that are kid and pet-friendly, too. 

5. Create an accent wall  

You want to roll your eyes every time you see the same wall over and over again. Do you want an easy remedy? Check online for affordable sticker-type wallpapers that can be delivered right at your doorsteps. You want more life? Scour for statement frames of different shapes and sizes. A wall is your palette and there is no limit to your creativity. You can even do both by installing new wallpaper and adding statement frames. This will create a personalized area that’s sure to be Instagram-worthy. 

6. Add indoor plants

If there is one good thing out of the pandemic is that we are finally appreciating indoor plants. Truly, green is in! Add indoor plants into any space and take good care of them. They don’t only literally add “life” to any interior, they’re also a great stress-relieving hobby to start pursuing.  Try a snake plant first. If it dies, don’t think about purchasing a goldfish.  

7. Bring in new sets of plates, glasses, and cutlery 

Whether you are ready to welcome guests or not, it is always nice to eat as if you are dining at a classy restaurant. Mix and match your tableware for a more inspired meal set up, even if it’s just an ordinary day.  If “plantito/ plantita” doesn’t work out for you, then become a “platito/ platita” instead. 

8. Declutter as much as possible 

A happy home is a clean and orderly home. A clutter-free space helps give you clearer thoughts and inner peace. There’s no joy in seeing dirt and mess. The only ones that would be happy are the insects and pests. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/07/09/8-ways-to-bring-back-joy-to-your-home-interior/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=8-ways-to-bring-back-joy-to-your-home-interior)