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5 Easy Changes to Improve Your Space and Mood

5 Easy Changes to Improve Your Space and Mood

5 Easy Changes to Improve Your Space and Mood

Changing up your space may seem unnecessary if you're already happy with the way it looks. However, doing so may actually help improve your mood, energy levels, and health. That's because making changes to your space can help you clear out stuff you don't need and organize things in a way that makes life easier. Are you ready for a change? Then continue reading for five easy changes to make to improve your space and mood.  

1. Install Shelves


Are you tired of seeing a bunch of clutter on your floor, whether because of kids playing or animals being messy? Then you may want to consider using your wall space. Shelves are amazing for decor, but they can also hold baskets of toys and other things you want to keep off of your floors. You can add plants, pictures, candles, and books to create a warm and inviting look to your room in just seconds. However, you don't necessarily have to buy anything new; try to use what you have and see how it works out. Keep arranging until you like the way things look.

If you can't install permanent shelves on the wall, then consider installing a leaning ladder shelf as an alternative that will still look sharp. This won't use a lot of floor space and will still allow you to use wall space efficiently. Just make sure to attach it to the wall for added safety, especially if you have children. Even after securing to the wall, it will use far fewer screws than individual shelves.

2. Use Functional Furniture

Have you heard of functional furniture? If not, then investing in a few pieces will make a huge difference in the storage capabilities inside your house. One of the best pieces to begin with is a bench that opens up to store blankets, pillows, toys, or anything else you can think of! Even if you have a lot of square footage, functional furniture that offers hidden storage can make it easier to keep your space clean and free of clutter. It's a game changer if you have pets or kids and need an easy way to clean up. 

3. Add Window Coverings

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Curtains can give you more privacy and will reduce the heat from the sun when the summer temperatures are at their peak. The only downside to these is that they can be difficult to install and expensive. If you're looking for a better option that is incredibly easy to install and child-friendly, then Redi Shade is a good option.

These are the epitome of easy installation because you can cut them to size, peel the adhesive off, and then stick them up. The shades require no tools upon installation. They offer privacy and energy savings and are safe for kids to be around. For even more privacy and light control, consider using decorative curtains with the shades directly behind them.

Redi Shade offers a variety of shade products from their Original Pleated Shades to their Easy Lift Shades, which come in a variety of colors and light controls. Additionally, they offer Arch Shades and, newly added, Original Printed shades. No matter your needs, they have a wide range of choices when it comes to window coverings.

4. Add Throw Pillows

Nothing makes a room look more cozy and pulled together than a couch with pretty throw pillows. Fortunately, if you already have pillows, this is a quick way to change your space. You can buy new covers as often as you'd like, even to change with the holidays. Add a few colorful covers, some with textures, and keep a few neutral for a balanced look.

5. Change the Furniture Arrangement

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Quickly rearranging your furniture is a completely free way to make your house look like you just moved in. Change the position of the sofa, chairs, tables, and even your television to create a new flow inside. Create a new focal point and walk around to make sure you can walk without running into anything. Most decorators agree that creating a focal point is one of the best ways to make a room look more pulled together.

If you have it in your budget, you may want to buy some new furniture pieces. This could be a console table against a wall, a small coffee table, chairs to complement your sofa, or anything else you feel your space needs. Look online for inspirational pictures to get a better idea of what you want.

A Fresh Start

No matter what time of the year it is, changing your space can be refreshing and offer a huge boost to your mood. If you're not ready for a massive change, don't worry. Even making just one or two small changes can have great benefits for your mood and can improve your space immensely. Get started with one to see how it feels for your mood.




By: Katherine Robinson, a writer for SMARTBOX