I think we all know we should declutter our homes at some point or other, but it’s easy to get declutter-blind. As humans we’re very good at taking things for granted in life and our home is no exception. You may be living in an unnecessary clutter zone right now without really noticing (although deep down you probably have noticed!).
How would you feel if we said to you that you could pick a room in your house or apartment and do something really simple and fast that would have a big impact on how that room looks. Perhaps even to the point where you might say “I could take a picture of this room, pin it on Pinterest and it wouldn’t look out of place”?
You must have heard of it right? Hygge is big at the moment. Everyone is desperate to tell you how it’s pronounced and that it isn’t a ‘physical thing’. Personally I’m not a big fan of people telling me I’m not pronouncing a word correctly when they’ve only just heard of it last month themselves, so I won’t do that to you!
I’m guessing everyone has come across an Ikea hack at some point in their lives. Even Ikea have been known to suggest hacks of their products in-store (perhaps a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them!?).
We’re often quick to assume that all of our kitchen paraphernalia needs to be hidden away in cabinets. Surely it’s far too ugly to be put on show? Perhaps that is true for some kitchen equipment, but not all. Why not use open shelving in your kitchen to display some of your favourite kitchen things, as well as other display items to liven up the look of your kitchen.
If you have used Pinterest then you’re probably aware (either completely or subconsciously) that indoor plants are a massively growing trend. They are becoming an essential aspect of interior design and styling and when you see house plants used as part of home decor it’s easy to see why. We are completely predisposed to liking the appearance of plants and that is, in part, as a result of the benefits we gain from them.
Hacking Ikea products has been a passion for many (including us!) for a while. Get yourself a cheap piece of furniture as your base and then create something a bit more upmarket (or just embellish it). A simple but effective idea.