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No, detoxes are not exclusively reserved for our organization. Our interiors also have the right to be purified. This is called a Home Detox. We agree, it is not always easy to get started but the efforts are worth it. Sorting, storage, space optimization, use of natural materials… The Home Detox invites you to get back to basics and breathes new energy into our interiors. How to do ? Here are 5 steps to make an effective Home Detox!
1. Sort the superfluous, you will
© urban outfitters This is THE first thing to do when you want to carry out a Home Detox. Yes, but between old clothes, souvenir trinkets and accumulated paperwork, you no longer know where to turn! To help you in this first step, we suggest that you take inspiration from the famous Marie Kondo method. Specializing in storage and personal development, this Japanese woman demonstrates that living in an orderly house would have a positive influence on all other aspects of your life! To do this, she recommends sorting by object category: first clothing, then books and papers, everyday objects and finally, objects that have sentimental value. In this way, sorting is less difficult since by respecting this order, you will end up keeping only the objects that inspire you the most joy!
2. Optimize storage, you will think
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Storage, we all need it and even if we have the chance to accumulate it, we always end up overflowing it. However, with a little optimization, you can save space. How? 'Or' What ? By rethinking your storage spaces! In general, use all the corners and angles of the room to gain maximum space. Also consider adopting multifunctional furniture: a basket for storing plaids and cushions which also serves as a side table, a storage chest as a bed end ... The possibilities are endless!
3. Delimit the spaces, you will not forget
Delimiting spaces means defining a function for each room in the house. If this step is important, it is because it can change all perspectives of an interior. And because the trend is towards decompartmentalization, it is enough to have a little imagination to arrange your interior without losing too much space. The canopies are the perfect example since they allow to create distinct spaces while letting the light circulate. But you can also define the spaces with floor coverings or paint. If your kitchen is open to the living room, you can create the illusion by using different materials: parquet for the living room and cement tiles for the kitchen!
4. The sources of light, you will accumulate
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Light - Not only is it essential to our well-being, but it also helps visually enlarge a room. In this sense, the more direct light your interior has, the better. But if your habitat is rather dark, you will have to make up for it. You can, for example, integrate a skylight or a canopy. As we said before, glass surfaces have the advantage of creating visual communication between rooms and thus enlarging the field of vision. In all cases, multiply artificial light sources and favor light colors (they more easily reflect light). You will understand, whether natural or artificial, the light must illuminate your interior for an effective Home Detox. The tip to remember? The mirror is the essential decorative accessory to give the illusion of space. Indeed, it is a great way to capture and reflect light. Placed in small spaces, it opens up new perspectives.
5. Nature, you will invite
© Ferm Living It's no secret that the Scandinavian style has become emblematic in the world of decoration. Whether it is the Danish trend of the Hygge or the Swedish way of life, the Lagom, these Nordic movements - or art of living - have a common objective: to get back to basics. Knowing that the Norwegians were elected 'the happiest people in the world' in 2017, we would be wrong not to be inspired! Naturally, a return to safe values requires the use of natural materials (wood, rattan, bamboo, straw, wicker, etc.). But a Nordic interior worthy of the name also invites nature as it is. Opt for bouquets of flowers for the touch of color, plants for the green touch and aromatic herbs for an indoor vegetable patch! The good news ? Certain plants have depolluting benefits for indoors! It would be a shame not to enjoy…
6. BONUS: Happy, you will be
Because that's right, the goal of a Home Detox: get rid of the superfluous, devote yourself to the essentials and take advantage of it to let go. To get there, learn to fully appreciate your new interior. In the same way that you want to take care of your body, respect your interior. If home made or sustainable alternatives are right for you, you can even create your own homemade household products! Anyway, remember that the Home Detox aims to make you happy in balance and simplicity…