“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our surroundings have a bigger influence on our mental health. The human brain can only take in and process so much information about sights, sounds, smells, and sensations competing for our attention from the external environment. It can be a challenge for the brain to process everything at once.
We believe that clutter is often a sign of underlying emotional issues that have yet to be dealt with.
A cluttered room can be your depression nest. Organizing your room can help you to be happy with little things in your depression and it will also help you to come out from depression. While a new coat of paint, new furniture, or funky art installations may very well give you the new look you crave.
Once you rearrange and remove all the excess clutter from any given room, you’ll be able to easily organize the items you plan on keeping. You should only keep the ones that make you happy and also align with your current lifestyle. Reorganize long-stored items may be an emotional process but having formed new space can boost self-esteem, creativity, and well-being. You may feel more productive and organized as you are not distracted by clutter. Organizing messy room into an organized one can have a long-lasting positive effect on your life. Once you rearrange and remove all of the excess clutter from any given room, you’ll be able to easily rearrange the items as you planned.
You should not keep the same layout year after year. You should rearrange your furniture to make a change and give your room a new layout a try and enjoy the effects of a refreshed design. Whether you’re starting fresh with a complete renovation or simply looking to freshen up a dull room, keep the following tips in mind while reorganizing your room.
In fact, changing the layout of even one room in your home can do a world of good to your daily life and mental health. You don’t need to completely remodel a room and spend a lot doing it to make the space feel different or look more appealing. Only moving a bed to the other side of a room or making circular seating arrangements can make a difference you will be amazed at.
Planning - Always takes precise measurements before shifting furniture to another space. Not only of the room dimensions but also of the furniture you are shifting. This is the easiest process of furniture rearrangement. It's the only way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want. Always keep in mind the purpose of the room and its users. This will help you prioritize your furniture.
If you have the measurements of room and furniture both, you can easily plan out the whole room. Plan your layout and then bringing that layout to life gradually. The symmetrical layout will give you a formal feel whereas asymmetrical arrangements can give you casual feel.
Paint - Paint is a low cost and also an important thing to consider when giving your room a new look. If you repaint your rooms then do it before shifting furniture from one place to another. Use a brighter color for a small room to make it more vibrant. If you want to give your furniture a new look paint it with some bright color to make it unique and interesting part of your interior. Colors play a vital role in how we feel about the rooms we interact with. Color trends are short-term so go with choosing colors that reflect your preferences and personalities.
Switchboards- Mark your switchboards before making the plan of reorganizing. Arrange your various appliances and electronic products in your home functionally and safely.
Lights- when you have a window in your room you don’t have to worry about daylight.
Having your television stand across from the window may not work but a breakfast table closer to a window to take advantage of natural light and air will work definitely.
Also, you have to put some other illumination to brighten the room like ceiling-mounted lights, table lamp, wall bracket light, or foot lamp. Use more than one lamp and arrange them around the room. A good Table lamp on a side table will always cheer your shabby corner up. A floor lamp looks good on the side of a sofa or behind an accent chair. You can also use a variety of light shades to improve your mood.
Focal point - a prominent window can be a focal point in a room while other times you may need to create them yourself, as with media units and televisions. Now you can arrange furniture around the focal point as much as possible. When you’re ready to get moving, always place the large furniture in the pre-planned place.
Then place your smaller items in the remaining space. Then accent piece or other decoration with finishing touches on your freshly rearranged room after the harder work is done.
Space between furniture and wall- If you have a smaller room you should also give some inches between the back of the furniture and the wall. It actually makes the room feel bigger. And if you have a larger room feel free to arrange furniture in the middle of the room leaving some more space between the back of the furniture and the wall. Make sure there is a clear path so people can walk from one end of the room to the other without tripping over furniture, or each other. And this will help you to pass behind pull-out chairs when they are in use.
Center of conversation zone- Place the sofas and chairs to face each other and so they are close enough and put the coffee table in the center to keep cups or plates. Then only people can converse without raising their voices while having tea or snacks from the table. An arm distance between the coffee table and sofa will be perfect. Else you can use a side table where the center table is out of reach.
Always balance sizes and shapes while arranging furniture. If you put large furniture in one area and small in one it will make the room lopsided and a little unsettling. Also, use shapes like if you have a straight-lined sofa then go for a round or hexagonal coffee table.
Art works - Things that are hung on the wall—whether it’s art, mirrors, photographs, or sculptural objects—need to be placed with planning, and in proportion to the furniture. Small paintings will not go with a large sofa. You can place a mirror strategically to extend a room. Face lengthways for optimal effect cause mirrors not only reflect an image, but they also reflect light and color too. These arts should match with your personal interests and passions also can be uniquely displayed. Try to hang them low to give the impression of a taller ceiling to your room.
Rugs - use rug exposing some flooring around the edges of the room. But your rug should be big enough that all the furniture in a seating arrangement can rest on it.
Small additions- Changing the upholstery or cushions cover can make a huge impact.
You can add some natural flowers to your room regularly. Or put indoor plants if you want a bit of nature in your room.
You can also introduce a signature scent that represents you. You can get compliments on it.
Use decorative table runner, trays, coasters, or vases on your simple table to add some texture. Also, you can add some books on subjects that are meaningful to you.
If you have a large table in a room you can think of a glass top for a change to give your room airy feel.
These are a great conversation starter and add instant personality to your room.
Enjoying a fresh, clean room can help even your regular room layout feel brighter and more welcoming.