3 Benefits of Going For a More Streamlined Aesthetic in Your Home Life

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What sort of aesthetic do you have going on in your home? Is it the kind of thing you would describe as “streamlined,” or is it a bit more haphazard, clunky, and cluttered?

The idea of a streamlined home aesthetic tends to go hand-in-hand with things like a minimalist ethos, and with modern design trends — such as the famous Scandinavian noir looks that have become increasingly popular.

Ultimately, going for a more streamlined aesthetic in your home can yield some pretty significant benefits that may not necessarily be immediately apparent upfront, including more energy and motivation to direct to hobby projects.

Here are just a few of the benefits of going for a more streamlined aesthetic in your home life.

Things are often easier to manage when they’re more streamlined and minimalist

One of the big reasons why Mac computers and Apple products, in general, are so well regarded, is the fact that they feature a very streamlined, minimalist, and visually appealing interface — which means that they are relatively easy to navigate and maintain.

You can look up the original article on CleanMyMac, on freeing up Mac disk space — but suffice to say the same simplicity-related benefits that come from using a Mac also apply to having a more streamlined aesthetic in your home, in general.

When your home is tidy and well organised, with everything where it should be, and without over-cluttering, it will just generally be a lot easier to stay on top of chores, deal with various tasks, find things you’ve been looking for, and so on.

A streamlined aesthetic can help to promote feelings of calm and balance

Do you find that you tend to feel more in control, calm and balanced when you are in environments that are well maintained and that have a clear and visually pleasing design aesthetic to them?

If you do, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is a totally normal response — as the nature of the environments we find ourselves in will always have a lot to do with how we feel on a day-to-day basis.

Emphasising a more streamlined home aesthetic is likely to help you to feel your best at any given time.

A streamlined aesthetic can help to promote momentum and activity

Maybe you’d like to lead a more active and outgoing life in general? To take up different hobbies and projects, sign up for various classes, and to lead a proactive and adventurous life in general?

If so, the overall aesthetic that you nurture in your home can have a big impact on the degree of momentum that you experience on a regular basis.

If your home is streamlined and organised, it’s quite likely that you’ll find yourself more motivated to jump up and get moving moment by moment, as opposed to feeling lethargic and unmotivated, and spending your free time glued to your sofa or your bed.

Aiming to keep clutter on the low side can be very helpful here in and of itself, but a streamlined aesthetic — specifically — can have significant additional benefits.

 

Common Home Interior Design Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Let’s face it: many people go for similar styles when it comes to interior design. Contemporary styles are very popular at the moment, and most home furnishing retailers adapted their product ranges with that in mind.

But, that doesn’t stop people from creating their own unique styles for their homes. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that because it makes sense to come up with style fusions or try things that most other people haven’t done before with their interior design.

However, there are some very obvious mistakes that a few people make when redecorating their homes. If you want to make sure you don’t make them as well, find out more about what you need to avoid doing below:

Poor Lighting Choices

If you’re planning to live in total darkness, you can ignore this section. Otherwise, it’s essential you digest the main takeaway of this part of the article: don’t make poor lighting choices!

One of the most common interior design mistakes people make is leaving their lighting choices as an afterthought. Fantastic lighting can help transform any room into something extraordinary.

When you’re considering your interior design choices, always think about the best type of lighting to complement the colours, styles, and furniture used within each room.

Poor Furniture Choices

It should come as no surprise that one of the top reasons some people aren’t good at home interior design is when they make poor furniture choices. As you can appreciate, the furniture you choose for each room must compliment your interior decor.

For example, if you’ve gone for a contemporary look for your dining room, a round dining table and matching chairs would look quite smart compared to something that would be more in keeping with a Jacobean style.

Similarly, if you’re going for a retro art deco theme for your living room, you wouldn’t necessarily choose a shabby chic TV cabinet.

Crowded Walls

Some folks might seek inspiration for their home decor ideas on websites like Pinterest. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, it’s not always possible to pull off the same look on a “pinned” image.

One example is creating a photo montage wall. Yes, it can be a great way to remind yourself about everything you love in your life by putting up photos of certain people and places. But, you could easily go too far and create a chaotic photographic nightmare.

Consider the amount of space available to you, along with the size of the room, before you decide how many photos to put up on the wall and the dimensions of each frame.

Forgetting to Take Measurements

One final point to bear in mind is that some home dwellers fall in love with certain items of furniture, for example, and believe those items would look great in their homes. Unfortunately, they forget to take any measurements.

As you can imagine, disappointment and frustration will often ensue, especially when they can’t even get said items of furniture through their front or back doors! That’s why it’s always crucial to measure spaces and doorways before buying anything bulky.

 

 

How to relax in the midst of chaos

Staying calm in the midst of chaos isn’t always easy, especially when we bring social media into the mix. It can be tricky to stay on top of our feelings when drama online and you have to work online, but there are many ways to stay relaxed. In this blog post, I am going to share some tips to help you stay relaxed in the midst of chaos or drama. These tips are tried and tested.

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How to relax in the midst of chaos

Focus on what elevates

I scroll past different types of news online and I ignore majority of them. News is not something I seek out or watch, so I tend to not see majority of them. I rather focus on what elevates me then dwell on what doesn’t. It is important to stay aware of what is going on but it id important you know the difference between staying aware of what is happening and dwelling on what is happening. The former is what you need to do.

Have a routine

It is really important to have a daily routine that works for your family. That way you know what needs to be done and you can stay on top of your day and not get carried away with the confusion and chaos. You can create a flexible routine that allows you change things around during the day but still gives you that safety net as well. I find that my days are a lot better when I stick to my routine.

Eat healthy foods

This tip is a big one. You are what you consume, and this is why you need to ensure you are eating healthy to stay healthy. I have been a Vegetarian for over a year now and it has completely changed my life. Ensure you only eat healthy foods to keep your body in good shape.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is really important especially now. The power of a good night sleep can never be overemphasised. We all need to get enough sleep to keep our body and mind healthy. Try going to bed an hour early everyday for a week and see how you feel.

Worry less

Many of us spend time worrying about things we have no business worrying about. It is important to worry less in order to stay healthy and happy. Worry leads to more stress, and that is really the last thing many of us need. Try as much as possible to take your mind off whatever you may be worrying about and spend time doing what you enjoy.

Listen to music

Good music heals the soul and that is one of the reasons why I ensure I listen to good music everyday. Some of my favourite artistes are Cece Winans, Enya, William McDowell, Adele, Mercy Chinwo and many more.

How do you relax in the midst of chaos? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s chat! Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

 

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