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How to Prepare Your House for a Post-Pandemic Lifestyle
18 Feb 2022
If you’re unhappy with the current state of your home, you aren’t alone.
The pandemic forcing all of us to spend so much time at home has left us with fresh perspectives on dwellings once considered adequate. In one survey conducted in the United Kingdom, 1 in 5 homeowners have expressed dissatisfaction with their current living situation, whereas, in the US, 1 in 2 homeowners are experiencing the same phenomenon.
In the US, the sudden closing down of many entertainment and cultural centers exposed the inadequacy of smaller, more utilitarian homes. This triggered a mass exodus of people from cities to more rural, spacious areas, with many selling their old dwellings and moving to new places.
You Don’t Have to Move to Be Happy in Your Home
However, not everyone has the assets or the desire to pick up and move somewhere else the moment they experience dissatisfaction with their home. It’s true that the pandemic has exposed flaws in the ways our homes were set up, casting a harsh light on utilitarian décor, homes with minimal space, and the like: however, if moving isn’t an option, there are other ways to restructure your home and satisfy your needs.
Whether the renovations required are larger scale or more minimal in scope, you can rest assured that you can recover the sense of satisfaction the pandemic stole from you with the proper guidance, investment, and effort.
Let’s get into it.
Picking a Style of Décor
If you haven’t previously spent a lot of time in your home, spending most of your free time at work or elsewhere being entertained, you might not have considered implementing a cohesive theme of décor in your home. And in pre-pandemic times, it might have been difficult to see the flaws in a more patchwork approach to home decoration: you spend most of your time elsewhere, so why invest so much time and money into a specific style of décor?
However, choosing and implementing a style of décor throughout your home can have different psychological benefits for you, depending on what style you choose. Our minds pick up cues from our environment to tell us how to act, and if your décor is minimalistic and spartan, you might not be able to subconsciously recognize that the space you’re inhabiting is, in fact, your home.
Take a look at any of the following décor styles to see what suits your tastes:
- Farmhouse décor. A fresh merging of rural and modern décor styles, farmhouse décor is a great style for those who want to evoke days gone by and sipping lemonade on the porch while also using the best elements of modern design.
- Eclectic décor. Your home is the canvas, and you’re the artist, so if you want your home to reflect your bright, vibrant personality, you might want to pursue an eclectic décor style.
- Boho style. Want your house to evoke sandy beaches, rushing tides, and sipping milk out of coconuts? Want every time you come home from work to feel like a mental vacation? You might want to choose boho style.
If you’re looking to switch over your décor to one of these styles, such as Boho, feel free to check out some top sellers and see what kinds of furniture, accessories, and other elements you can incorporate into your home.
Design an Office Space
Remote work is quickly becoming the norm, as over 71% of American workers are currently in a work-from-home situation. As such, you might want to consider carving out an office space that’s dedicated strictly to work, as well as how you might want to optimize it for working in a remote setting.
Once you’ve selected a space that will be transformed into your brand new office, consider incorporating these elements:
- A greenscreen for Zoom meetings. Greenscreens allow you to project the kind of background you want your coworkers to see, an invaluable tool for the modern worker.
- A standing desk. Whether you’re in a traditional office setting or not, sitting in one space for 8 hours or more can be bad for your health. A standing desk will help you get some exercise mid-shift.
Making Up For Fewer Options
Miss the movie theaters? Maybe it’s time to convert your living room into an entertainment room, complete with a state-of-the-art sound system and a large flat-screen TV. Miss going out to eat at five-star restaurants? Maybe it’s time to invest in some new cookware, pick up a recipe book or two, and cook your spouse your own five-star meal.
Life is what you make of it, and while we all miss the convenience of being able to pay for services elsewhere, there’s nothing out there we can’t reproduce if we take matters into our own hands. If you happen to be missing a specific outlet outside of your home, try to think of creative ways to adapt it to your home environment.
You don’t have to settle for the current state of your home. Implement some of the above suggestions, and you may find that as the pandemic goes on and you spend more time at home, you’re able to do so happily.
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