We need to find ways of staying sane and happy in our homes as we continue to wait out the virus. Prolonged social isolation is bound to affect your mental health in one way or another.
Today, we explore different ways to use colour to uplift your spirits. If your space bounces in brightness and colour you are halfway done with the pursuit of the currently elusive joïe de vivre.
Here are some wonderful knick knacks that will inject some desperately needed cheer to your home. You can use what you already have, improvise a DIY or order something online.
Plants calm you and make you feel refreshed. Bring a plant indoors to give your space an aura of the outdoors even as you hibernate indoors.
Do you already have some house plants? What do your planters look like? Are they drab and sucking the life out of your plants? How about a splash of colour or some new colourful planters? If you can get a can of spray paint, you are on your way to a total transformation.
Imagine a cheerful bright cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Happy cutlery will boost your mood while injecting colour on your kitchen shelves.
Fresh cut flowers
Have you seen any beautiful flowers in your garden or court? Cut some up and bring them inside. Fill a vase or jug with water and keep the stalks in it for a few days. You can also order flowers from your local florist.
Lively throw pillow covers
Pillow covers are pure magic. They are an instant way to inject life in a rather bland or familiar space. Shop online, do a DIY or add something quirky to your existing ones.
Hang photos and art
This is a good time to sort and display the photos you stash away. Find nice photos, frame them and display them in a place you like to look at. You can also make a painting and include everyone in the family for a fun activity.