GIFTED | After living in my apartment for almost 3 years, I wanted to find easy and affordable ways to brighten my home and then share them with you!
Back in February and March, I went through the KonMari Method with my boyfriend, and I shared a post about My Tidying Experience. We went through our clothes, books, papers, and miscellaneous items and decided which items to keep, sell, donate, and throw away. By tidying our apartment, we were able to change the atmosphere. Instead of being overwhelmed by clutter that was shoved into closets and drawers, we have an enjoyable clutter-free home to live in. If you have clutter in your home, I definitely recommend going through your own tidying campaign.
After tidying your home, you should clean it since the KonMari Method only focuses on keeping items that bring you joy and discarding the rest instead of actually cleaning your home. Every other week I like to do a deep cleaning of my apartment because living with my boyfriend and our daughter in a small space can lead to an accumulation of dirt. I like to clean the bathroom, vacuum and mop the floors, clean the dishes, do the laundry, and clean anything else that may be dirty. By cleaning your home, you are making it a better environment to live in that is dirt and dust-free.
Besides tidying and cleaning, an easy to way brighten your home is to buy new decor, and that is where Nicole’s Niches Shop comes in. You can find printable art decor for your living room, bedroom, bathroom, and office. Nicole kindly gifted me 3 of her prints including the Be Kind, You’re a Sunflower, and Namastay in Bed prints. Prices of her prints range from $5.35-$6.93 and there is currently 40% off select prints making them only $3.21-$3.69! Once you purchase one of Nicole’s prints, you will receive a PDF which you can then download and print yourself. After printing, you can buy a frame that fits with the current decor of your home and either place the print on a shelf or hang it on a wall. Along with new art decor, you can look for a new rug for your living room and pillows for your couch or scented candles to place on your dining room table or shelves.
In our bedroom, we had Pokemon bed linens from when my boyfriend was a kid and linens from when I lived in my apartment during college, and it did not go together. I decided to buy new matching floral linens for our bed, and it helped bring our bedroom together. My daughter also has Peppa Pig linens for her bed as well as a rather large Peppa Pig plush. As well as bed lines, you can also consider buying new curtains for your living room or towels for your bathroom to help brighten those rooms and bring them together.
The last way to easily brighten your home is to add a few succulents. I love plants, but I am terrible at keeping flowers alive, so I have a range of succulents instead. Succulents are easy to take care off since they only need water about once a week, but you do not have to worry about your succulent dying if you forget to water it. I keep my succulents in the windowsill of my kitchen and living room, and it helps add greenery to my home. Also, four of my succulents bloomed this year, which was nice to see. If you like having plants in your home, but you do not have green thumb, I definitely recommend succulents to help brighten your home.
How do you brighten your home?