Elevate Your Space in 4 Easy Steps

If you have a traditional nine to five like I do, you probably get bored, especially with your space. Well guess what? It’s time to jazz it up!Doing the same things everyday is very routine and get can very boring, very fast. For me, I swear it’s faster than normal because I can be fleeting and bore super easily. Here are some very simple tips you can use to spice up your space:

Organization You’d be quite surprised at how much your space can shine with a little bit of organization. Often times people think they have to go out and buy expensive decor and trinkets to make a space look good. This isn’t always necessary. Simply making a space for everything will give your space the feeling of an intentionally clean, clutter free space. This is also the cheapest option for those of you who are on a budget.

Prints Bring some color and interest into your space by adding little (or big) pieces of art. Depending on the mood you’re trying to create, you can go as simple as adding a few color blocks and swatches around. This can be a super fun DIY if you paint them yourself. Otherwise, you can print them off of the web. There are tons of royalty free art that you can print and frame at your leisure.

I was lucky enough to be gifted an awesome Brooklyn print from Modern Map Art. If you don’t know, I am a Brooklynite and I like to believe there is no place quite like home. I framed my 16×20 Brooklyn map piece and hung it up for a hint of home and interest to my space. These come in a few different sizes from 8×10 to 24×36, so you have variety.

Plants There’s something about greenery that brings tranquility and refreshment to a space. Grab your favorite flower or plant and add a few around your space for a nice touch of nature. I imagine this working well for those who are in stressful environments and need something to help them chill. PRO TIP: Create a beautiful bouquet using faux flowers so you don’t have to worry about maintaining it. Or, if really want them to be real but you’re really bad at keeping plants alive (like I am), try succulents! They have a track record of being resilient.

Candles Okay, this sounds so cliche but I promise you it can add some pretty chill aesthetic to your space. Find a candle or two that smell really nice and simply place them in your space on a mirrored tray (or not) and instantly there’s a sense of calm around you. If you want to get super fancy, place your candle in a candle holder that matches your decor and let it burn. Call me crazy, but I can watch a fire burn like it was something new to me and it’s pretty calming to lose yourself in something so simple.

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