A few weekends ago, I sensed a shift in the atmosphere of my new home. I began to wonder whether or not it came from moving the cocoa glass vase from the kitchen to my bedroom or whether or not it happened as I cleaned up while talking to my best companion, Shannon, on the phone. I’m still unsure; however, I am convinced that my abode is beginning to have that special je ne sais quoi that a discerning woman like me needs to feel at home. My every day life is not ready made and glamorous moments are fleeting, so, it has taken some time to create a vibe that supports my lifestyle. My journey has lead me to provide three points of wisdom for you to consider while designing an environment that brings out the luxury in you:
PRIORITIZE YOUR PURPOSE
In order to determine the function of each room, ask yourself, “What are my core needs at this time in my life? What is my purpose?” For example, a creative entrepreneur with a family must have an inviting and intimate bedroom to connect with their spouse, a living space allocated to nurturing their children, and a special room dedicated to their products or services. If capital is available, this same entrepreneur may opt to own a design studio and use their home solely for the purpose of resting.
CONSIDER WHAT TURNS YOU ON
We spend the bulk of our days in buildings and rooms that are not designed to inspire us to be productive or happy. In fact, the color schemes and décor tend to be dull and basic! Even so, you can maximize the hours you spend at home by decorating your townhome or apartment with furniture and colors that stimulate your mind. For instance, a single person that wants to lower their stress level and build self-confidence could create a library of books and magazines juxtaposed to comfortable seating to lie down on and unwind while reading about topics that spark their interest. In addition, they could cover their walls with artwork and affirmations that excites and affirms them.
SET YOUR STANDARD
It is not always about the plush rugs and lighting when it comes to impacting vibes, but it is what we allow to transpire in our space that sets the tone. Sometimes the sun shines and other times it’s overcast. In other words, no one has a good day every day, but you are empowered to determine what the norm will be for you. If your desire is to feel a sense of security and worthiness in your home, then you should avoid hosting uncouth and inconsiderate relatives or acquaintances in your space. You must also examine yourself to determine if you are, indeed, the root of the problem. In order to reach your goals, all bad vibes must be cut off.
After more introspection, I have concluded that my environment’s evolution is really a reflection of my personal breakthrough. I have learned that my home does not have to be traditional, but it must support me in living the lifestyle that I desire…that is peace, love, and luxury. I welcome the opportunity to hear about how your environment has shifted at info@1204Lounge.com
Annick Tyler resides in SC