Simple rules to make your place better?

Keep these points in mind

Enliven Every Day

Surround yourself with beauty. Don’t save items that you love for special occasions only - use and enjoy everything you own every day. Place a lit candle on the table at dinner every night. Keep a vase of flowers on your desk.

Fulfill All Your Senses

All through the house, play your favorite tunes and spray or diffuse room fragrance. Buy the softest bedding you can find so after a tough day your body melts into the sheets.

Edit…Edit…Edit…

Learn to be choosy – most of us are so programmed to live the way marketers want us to live. They rely on the fact that people no longer have the creative energy after a busy day to think for themselves. Edit out the noise and only choose what truly makes you smile.

Best tips

For creating a productive workspace

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Invest in a good monitor

As a creative, having the best monitor to display your work in all its glory is vital. Curved screens, in particular, are not only aesthetically more appealing, they also wrap you up in the world you are working in, making your studio or home office feel totally immersive.

Choose a fragrance

It might not be top of your list, but Ahern appeals to her sense of smell for added motivation. Every room needs a scent to complete it. I burn a combination of essential oils in my studio. Fragrances can really influence our mood.

De-clutter your space

It's not exciting, but setting up some proper storage and ensuring your workspace is neat and tidy is key to making sure you stay productive. "Keep your office space tidy: shut away clutter, and try to keep cables and wires to a minimum.

How to Decorate You Place to Feel at Home

What to ask yourself

Does your home truly reflect who you are? If the answer is no, or only a little, then ask yourself – Why not? Then figure out what is needed so that it does reflect you.

Are all your needs being met physically and emotionally? What do you do upon waking, eating, working? Is everything you need at arm’s length or easy to get?

Do you have the right wattage of light bulb to read by? Is the sink at the right height, the cabinet for your dishes right above the dishwasher so you can empty it with ease. Do your rugs feel good under your feet?

How do I really want to live? Is it casual, formal, cozy, spacious, dark, light. These little things make the way you live “the best” – not designer plates or an expensive appliance.

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About the Author

Brandon K. Forster

A Director at Style Articles Studio

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