Do you ever walk into your home and realize it doesn’t quite give off the vibe that you were trying to achieve? Most of us have at least a few things in our homes that we wish we could change. If you are feeling a lack of inspiration when it comes to your home decor, but the idea of looking into feng shui intimidates you, here are a few pointers to help you improve the flow of your home.
Get rid of clutter
The first step is to clean things out and get rid of clutter. In most cases, a majority of the issues you’re facing will be because of clutter and a general mess. Prioritize which rooms need to be decluttered most, and start there. Don’t just clean up the surface clutter, but use this is an opportunity to reorganize and get rid of things that you don’t actually need. If something is useful but doesn’t really deserve a place in that room, find a better place for it somewhere else in your home. Often, a lot of clutter can be abolished by finding more efficient ways to organize things, room by room.
Take a look at your color palette
If the color of your walls and furniture don’t go together, your room won’t have a good flow. Having a cohesive color palette room to room will help you avoid feeling eclectic and cluttered. The best way to figure out your ideal color palette, is to first look at the pieces of furniture in each room that you love most. Maybe it’s your couch, the colors of your wall, accent chairs, or area rug. Everything else that is in that room should correlate and mesh well with that most important color in the room. Maybe just your couch is the thing that’s out of place, and you need to update it for a neutral color that will go with the rest of your home.
After you’ve figured out your optimum color palette, you can go through and make sure the rooms of your home go together, so you have a cohesive feel and color scheme as you walk through your home, room to room. This way, it’s easy to add new items into each room as needed, because you have a clear color palette to stick to, and just have to pick a complementary color anytime you need new throw pillows or drapes.
Rearranging will make a big impact
Don’t underestimate the power of rearranging the furniture and home decor items that you already have. You don’t necessarily have to throw out everything in your home and get new furniture in order to fix the flow and make your home feel the way you want it to. You can move furniture from room to room, swap out decor, pillows, art, and anything you need to make your home a more welcoming environment. Moving the placement of furniture in just one room to face different directions can improve the way that your entire home feels, making it a more welcoming environment.
If you’re having a hard time finding inspiration for your home, take a look through Pinterest or a home design magazine to find homes that have similar layouts and floor plans to yours. This will help you find similarities in other areas that you like, and you’ll be able to recreate them for yourself.