‘I don’t want to decorate my house,’ is this something you’ve heard yourself say? It can be easy to feel as though you don’t care about home decor and maybe you’ve been left wondering if home decorations are important.
I can understand why you wouldn’t want to decorate your house: it’s messy, physically tiring and (sometimes) things can go wrong.
I renovated my home during lockdown with my husband; we worked from dusk til dawn and it took its toll on our relationship. Bickering over paint brushes was almost enough to make me never pick one up again.
However, we live to tell the tale and we’re actually on the (house) hunt to do it all again – it can’t have been too bad, hey?!
If you’re wondering why you don’t care about home decor then you can start by asking yourself a couple of questions:
- Do you spend much time at home?
- Are you too busy to carry out the work?
- Do you see the benefit of home decor?
- In an ideal world, what would you want your home to look like?
Once you’ve got this figured out, you can work out what might be preventing you from caring about how your home looks.
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Are home decorations important?
Even if you don’t care about home decor, there are a lot of benefits to decorating your home; you might be surprised to learn what home decor can effect – not only can it help build your self confidence, it can even add extra value to your home.
For many people, their home is their biggest asset so keeping up with the maintenance of it, by decorating, can add extra value, or at the very least maintain it.
Changing or adding home decor usually involves shuffling around some of your possessions which makes it a great time to declutter: rid yourself of those papers you don’t need and empty out that miscellaneous draw – you’ll feel amazing afterwards!
Decor can give you have a sense of pride in your home and in turn, build your self-confidence. The environments we find ourselves in have a huge effect on our energy and mental wellbeing; since your home is an extension of you, it’s going to play a big part in that.
The way we use our homes has changed over the last couple of years, with more of us working from home, so lots of us need a multi-functioning space. Home decor can help create a more productive environment and improve our performance.
Similarly, home decor helps to contribute to the atmosphere of a room, it can make your lounge feel like a safe haven or your kitchen feel like the heart of your house, where the family all gather.
What does it mean if you don’t decorate your room?
If you don’t decorate your room, you may not want to spend any time in there or it might feel unwelcoming. Having a space to call your own, with your own stamp on it, can impact your mood in a positive way. Sometimes, we all need a place to retreat and feel safe, away from the rest of the world.
Why does decorating make me anxious?
Decorating can seem really complicated and you might be worried about it going wrong. However, taking it step-by-step and roping in experienced friends and family to help can make you feel less anxious about decorating.
Tips to start decorating when you don’t care about it:
- Decluttering is a great place to start.
- Think about spaces you enjoy being in and why; can you use this as inspiration?
- Can you make it feel more homely with rugs, cushions and blankets.
- Add some art or prints you really love.
- Stick to a simple colour scheme, something soft and light if you’re not confident matching colours.
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Shop some stylish home decor pieces below to get you started:
Marte Lounge Rattan & Wood Chair – Urban Outfitters £329
Wool bland blanket – H&M £24.99
Salty Margs, Rose England London – Glassette £30
Looi Coffee Table – Noo.Ma £381
Blissford Four Poster Double Bed Frame – Habitat £440
The Midi in Blush – Mustard Made £319
Cool Modern Glass Table Lamp – Urban Outfitters £39
Flora Et Fauna Wall Art Print – Urban Outfitters £10
Toppu Pot, OYOY Living Design – Glassette £70.75