We all have been given the opportunity to enjoy our home and living spaces a lot more these days!
Even if it’s one small step a week, a day, or a month, decluttering and being purposeful about what you have in your home really does have an effect on your mental health, everyday life, physical health (when you feel stressed it’s easier to get sick), relationships!
Strive for progress, not perfection. Who truly defines what “perfection” is? What is comfortable for me, may not be for someone else. Also why we all have varying styles 😉!
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In all of the homes we have lived in, this is the only one where I truly have felt is “home”. But it took a bit of tweaking! When we walked in the front door, there was a half wall separating the entrance with the living room. I instantly felt my energy stop. But keeping in mind… the potential. I love before and after home renos! Especially the after 🤣! A beautiful solid home that could benefit from a refresh 🤩!
As we have been renovating our home I have been much more conscious of the energy flow and placement of furniture. Planning our layouts has been years in the making, honestly. Living in the space, feeling how I want it to feel, shifting, shifting again, and again, sometimes many shifts before it was just right. Trusting myself, pushing a little bit more, having an open mind!
If you really want to test yourself, renovate your home while living in it, with your spouse, kids and animals, all while working full time and “normal life”! Its helped us grow so much. To appreciate the time and money we put into this house. To truly LOVE our space!
I know that feeling of “being able to breathe again!” After decluttering because it felt that physically restricting when it was so cluttered at the front door! It felt incredible. I know how these visuals are also so key in my own mental health, as well as for my family.
As we renovated I became even more aware about how we use the space. We pushed the traditional envelope quite a bit and have made it a bit more modern traditional, but really ita just US! What everyone’s home space should be, a reflection of the people who live in it. A quick way to learn that is to have a child reach their tween independence and want to pick out their own wardrobe and room design. After for years of doing that myself, because they were children, suddenly it was all them. An odd shift as a parent, but also empowering. We have taken this exact approach with the kids rooms. Both of them have designed their rooms and I am loving them! I love that they have and will have rooms that are organized and totally reflect who they are and most important are comfortable!
I am stoked for our room! To be honest I tried for years to penny pinch, cut here and there worrying about how much it would cost. Finally one day, when going over our plans again, which we had years of designs before even getting our architect, we decided enough! If this is our dream home why are we trying to cut corners. We then decided we would move forward with all plans, when the time was right. That’s when things began falling into place, and quickly! Our bedroom, much like the rest of our house has had a lot of thought put into it, with the layout and design. Keeping feng shui in mind. One thing I dislike about our current bedroom is our feet face out the doorway and it’s very low light. Due to the bedroom size we are unable to have a foot board on our king size bed. In our new bedroom, we have designed it so we do not need a foot board, our feet do not face out the door and it has a lot of natural light! As our bed is under a transom window, we have a nice sturdy tall headboard.
I also like to regularly smudge our home to help release any stale, negative energy. We also use our HRV to bring in fresh air and exchange the stale air. We diffuse essential oils daily in many areas of our home! I’ve mastered caring for a few plants and we would like to add more to our indoor living as well as on our deck.
As we cross off another step in the additions, I am beginning to plan out the rooms more, measuring what we currently have to see how things will be arranged and fit, shifted within the house.
I have learned, for myself, for my own mental health, having a nearly organized minimal bedside table is key! Clutter is mind numbing! Having clean surfaces and items that have a purpose and place!
My evening routine is also key to a good nights sleep and rejuvenation! As I plan out the house, I also look at each room. The visual of the room can have a calming, open and airy feeling when organized and items are purposeful! 💕