Create Your Own Inner Haven at Home
Easy Quick Healthy Tip 20 – Declutter & Decorate
My bedroom is always the last room I look after when cleaning, sorting etc… First it’s downstairs, then the kids room & by the time I have finally done all that, the kids have destroyed it all and I need to start downstairs again! My bedroom also still felt like my ‘sick room’ after my cancer treatment so wasn’t somewhere I particularly enjoyed being. No more!
I had someone watch the kids for the day, took out all the furniture, gave it a quick lick of paint, everything went in to sell / charity / throw / keep piles, then I put everything back in a completely different place (including all the furniture). I finally put pictures in frames that have been sat empty under my bed for years and now have beautiful family photos all around the room. I’m not the best painter & the walls ideally need to be plastered but, what an improvement on what it was.
I cannot tell you the difference it has made to my wellbeing. It feels like a different room. Every time I walk in the room now I feel calm and it is a joyous place to go to sleep. It is also wonderful having one room in the house I feel like I can retreat to.
The only thing I bought was the paint, paintbrushes and new lamp shades (which were £5 in the sale from B&Q) to go on the old lamps.
If you don’t have time to do the whole room, just start with a drawer. Maybe set yourself a goal of one drawer a week? Whatever works for you but get sorting…. trust me you will feel better for it.