Tips For Achieving Your New Year’s Home Improvement Goal
As we start the new year, now is the ideal time to plan for what’s to come with 2023! Many of us have new year, new me goals that tend to focus on ourselves (body, mind, health, etc).
But what if you added one more new year, new you goal that included the interiors you utilize? Especially your home and workspace?
Interior design isn’t just about aesthetics, although that is definitely a key aspect to designs, interior design also promotes the health, safety, and well-being of those using the spaces. Interior design combines the art of design (aesthetics/visual beauty) with the science of design (understanding the basics of the human body and mind).
We spend approximately 90% of our life indoors. Our physical and emotional health is influenced by the spaces we utilize (think home, office, etc.). These spaces should promote relaxation or productivity, spaces like our bedroom or office, stimulate our body and mind in a positive way, and influence a variety of other health and wellness aspects for the people using the designed spaces.
ESTABLISHING YOUR NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, NEW HOME GOALS
Take note and make a list of how you feel in the spaces within your home and work. Are there any areas you go out of your way to avoid? Any places you head to and spend the most time in? Take a deep look into why these spaces draw you in or push you away. Bringing nature indoors and proper lighting, are part of the puzzle of creating spaces that enhance your well-being. But there are other factors, too.
If you feel anxious walking into a specific room or area of your home, I recommend spending time de-cluttering that space.
DESIGNATE ACTIVITY ZONES
Make sure you have established areas that are specifically geared toward rest (mind, body) and various activities. Try not to have a meditation area as the same place you intend to be active.
Research the colours you intend to use for each space or activity zone. Ideally, the colours being used on paint, furniture, and bedding, should complement the activity taking place. For example: don’t use bright or sharp colours in spaces for rest, relaxation, or sleep.
Once you’ve evaluated all your spaces, think about what you need to do to change or update them. This list you have established is now your 2023 New You, New Home Health Goal list. Next, figure out which are most critical to you, and in what order they should be dealt with. Once you have that, break it down and start planning quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals. By breaking it down, you are creating smaller, more obtainable goals. Making it easier to accomplish! Once you have your plan, share it below let’s help each other be accountable!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!