During these uncertain times, it is likely we are going to all be spending more time at home. Whether that is working from home or spending leisure time there rather than going out, it may be the best way to stay safe and healthy for now.
If you have not spent much time at home before, you may be looking around and thinking, wow, I wish my home looked or functioned better! I wish it was more comfortable, cozy, more of a sanctuary or an easy place to work from.
Think of it this way. Maybe it is the perfect time to do some updates or projects to create your perfect sanctuary. All those projects or ideas that you have meant to do but didn’t have time for. Why not now.
It could be painting an interior room, re-organizing, redecorating or refreshing a room or series of rooms. Maybe updating your office space so that it is more beautiful and works better for you.
Maybe it is a great time to set up a workout area to stay healthy and avoid the gym. Maybe set up a place to meditate and relax or listen to music. How about an entertainment area to watch movies or play games? A reading nook with a window seat? Update your kitchen or dining area and do more cooking and entertaining at home with your family.
How about a craft room to start working on those projects you have put off forever or to learn a new art form you always wanted to try? How about a great outdoor living space to relax, read, get fresh air or get more connected to nature. How about starting a garden or working on your landscaping? Why not update your décor so it is more healthy and eco-friendly? Take an online course, learn a new language, start a blog or research a future trip.
While social distancing is one way to stay healthy, we are still all connected online and can enjoy each other on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, through Skype or Zoom calls or Facetime.
This too shall pass; we just don’t know how long before that happens. So, why not make the most of the extra time we may have at home and do something productive or make our surroundings more beautiful and fun.
If that idea appeals to you, you might consider Edesign as an option to work online with a designer to come up with great ideas to refresh a room or your whole house. Create the perfect sanctuary or a home office. You can take the ideas from your designer and implement them yourself while ordering everything you need online. Check out my Edesign services and let me know if I can help.
In the meantime, I will be writing blog articles on things you can do at home yourself to create your perfect sanctuary, so stay tuned! Or sign up for my monthly design, color or home staging tips so you never miss a great idea.
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As more and more people stay home, these are good things to think about. If your have to spend more time there, why not make your home more functional and beautiful at the same time?
Thanks for stopping by to read my post and I totally agree. Let’s make some lemonade from all those lemons coming our way.
Such an excellent way to view this unexpected bonus time at home! Attitude is everything, isn’t it? There is a lot we CAN’T do during this crisis, but there is always also something we CAN do and these are all excellent suggestions!
Thank Janet! Yes, I think we can find a bright side to all that is happening and make the most of it. It will be helpful to our sanity and our health to stay positive. Thanks for reading!
This is a positive way to look at this situation. It’s time to make your home truly supportive.
Thanks, I am trying to stay positive and working on my own house projects as we speak. Feels good to get things done I have been putting off way too long and it looks so good! Thanks for reading.
Love your positive perspective. I might want to add some vodka to those lemons, though.
Haha! Perfect idea!!! Can I join you?
Great tips and information… and timely too! Keep safe and healthy everyone….”this too shall pass.”
Thanks Carla:) I am finding people to be very helpful and supportive of each other, even if we can’t hug right now.
I love these outdoor spaces! I can’t wait til it’s warm enough to spend quality time in nature. When does it get warm in Alaska? These are fantastic tips.
Thanks Julie!Today it is about 48 which is super nice. It is all relative. I see some crazy Alaskans wearing shorts in the winter. Usually early May is when it really starts feeling like spring.
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