Today marks the end of 2012 and the perfect opportunity to re-energize an otherwise stagnate room.
When a room becomes cluttered or, conversely, too barren, the feeling created by the space affects everything – specifically your mood. With the help of a few quick tips, any room – bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom – can be transformed from someone’s house into your home.
1. Air it out.
One of the easiest ways to promote the flow of energy in a room is by simply opening all the windows and doors. Allowing the wind and fresh air to sweep through your house or apartment does something to not only stir the dust but also your perception. This is integral to re-imagining the space as it will soon be.
2. Shed some light.
Light is a great mood-enhancer, especially to small or cramped spaces. If the room you are re-energizing doesn’t have any windows, instead use a warm light. Try to get at least a 5,000 Kelvin bulb, which is closest to simulating natural daylight.
The KGA signature “flip” is essential to breathing new life into any space. To do this, simply remove everything from the room. This includes all furniture (even the heavier pieces), paintings, posters, and any plants. When you take everything out of a room, it allows you to see the space in its true form, which then provides a certain creative clarity.
4. Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Hanging mirrors not only gives the illusion of a much larger space but it also promotes visual interest. In Feng Shui, the Chinese system of geomancy, mirrors are believed to reflect positive energy. According to these principles, avoid hanging mirrors directly facing windows or the front door, as it reflects positive energy back out of the house.
5. Plants, flowers, and fruit.
Fresh flowers, fruit, and living plants will revitalize almost any space and lends the feelings of vitality and health. Remove any signs of death, such as dying plants, dead flowers, or turned fruit.