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8/11/2021

How to Give Your Home a Post-Pandemic Refresh

Sick of your home? Inspiring changes you can make to reinvigorate your space

... simple changes will revive your spirits and make you love the look of your home again.

You probably grew tired of the look of your home while you were housebound during the pandemic. Maybe you are ready to make some changes but aren't sure where to start. Here are a few tips on how to refresh your home for a look you love.


Wallpaper the Kitchen

The pandemic probably meant more time spent in your kitchen, so why not make it a cheery space with wallpaper. You'll find various attractive designs to blend with the style of your kitchen and add a touch of whimsy or color, and it is durable enough to stand up to the heat and humidity of the room.


An easy new trend to take advantage of is adhesive-backed peel-and-stick wallpaper that you can place anywhere and remove at any time. Customizable designs are available from artists around the world. Chasing Paper, a female founded and run company, has my favorite assortment of peel-and-stick wallpaper.

Designer Sarah Hartill has my heart will this mural in her kitchen design.

Julie Sarinana used Chasing Paper 's X Marks The Spot in her kitchen and I love the bold use of mustard!

Let's not forget about the ceiling! Often referred to as the "forgotten elevation of interior design", the ceiling really can pack a punch.

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Bring in the Plants

Adding indoor plants to your home offers many health benefits. According to research by the National Institute of Health, they decrease stress by soothing the nervous system and lowering blood pressure to produce feelings of comfort and well-being. They also improve the air quality in your rooms and add touches of natural greenery throughout your home.


Now that you can safely leave your house, go to a nursery and pick up some houseplants. If you have pets at home, make sure you choose pet-friendly options in case your pet decides to take a bite out of your new plants. Palms look great in any room and don't require a lot of maintenance. A ZZ plant works in dark corners or any other area that doesn't get much light, and aloe is a great choice for a sunny kitchen window.


Toss in Colorful Accessories

You'd be amazed what a difference tossing a few colorful throw pillows on a drab-looking couch can do to lift the vibe of the room. Purchase a couple of sets and you can swap them out seasonally to give your couch a fresh new look every few months. A bright rug on the floor can also add zest to the space, especially when paired with lamps featuring a colorful base.


Add Aromatherapy

Bringing new refreshing scents into your home will revive your rooms. There are many aromatherapy options available to you, such as oil diffusers, candles, room sprays, potpourri boxes, or incense sticks. Try rosemary or peppermint scents to perk you up in the kitchen and calming lavender to relax you in the bedroom. Use lemongrass to cover up odors in the bathroom and basil in your home office to keep you focused and alert during your workday.


Following these tips will refresh your home after a year spent at home due to the pandemic. These simple changes will revive your spirits and make you love the look of your home again. And if you’re really serious about revamping your home, hiring Emilia Interior Design & Decor provides you with professional guidance and creative input along with an action plan to put your ideas into motion. Book a call today!

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