How do you feel when you walk into your house? Overwhelmed or tired? Do you want to collapse on the couch and not get up for hours? (No judgment, I definitely enjoy a night with my good “friends” – wine and reality tv.) Working from home has given me fresh perspective on changing the “vibrations” of our house and creating a space for positivity and productivity.
While I do work a lot on my computer, about 50% of my time is spent in our master bedroom. That’s where I put together outfits, pack for trips, steam all of my clothes and organize all of my accessories, shoes, products. I love spending time in this room – it’s actually my favorite spot in our house because it makes work FUN and enjoyable. Using just a few of the tips that I’ve applied in my own bedroom, you can create yourself space for positivity and productivity too!
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Our bedroom consistently is filled with stuff whether it’s clothing to be steamed or new boxes of products to review. It also has some of the best lighting, so I bring a LOT of things inside to take photos. Because of this, it usually becomes a holding place for lots of unwanted clutter. I’ll be diving into a full post on organization coming soon, but I basically – I know what has a “home” in this room and what does not. Anything that does not have it’s organized place in the space needs to be removed after its purpose has been served. Removing unnecessary objects will clear the air and the energy in your room.
One of my most asked questions is about the paint color in our bedroom. And honestly, it was a big mistake! When I was picking out paint colors, I wanted to pick a neutral so that it wasn’t too feminine for Jordan. I thought I was picking a light gray… turns out those grays can be really tricky. I walked in the room and panicked when I saw the light blue! Now I’m in love with it and wouldn’t have it any other color.
In art school, we took a color theory class about the way certain colors can make you feel and affect your emotions. The way this color lights up in the morning always makes me genuinely happy to start each day. Pick a color scheme for your room that you connect with and feel most happy seeing. It’s not a coincidence how much my room matches my wardrobe choices too! (Don’t believe me? See below!)
Positive Vibes Only
I have little positive affirmations sprinkled around our room. They may not be as obvious, but they’re there! You’ll find the “Make Love Your Motto” artwork displayed (found on Etsy), “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne on my dresser, and a Kate Spade quote within eye level. I also have a lot of vintage pieces that just feel give off happiness vibes – like my bird painting (also from Etsy)! That’s Polly – isn’t she so vibrant and joyful?! Bring elements into your space that make you the happiest!
If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry – I don’t either! I’ve still been able to incorporate nurturing energy through natural elements in our room. First, there’s our Ferdinand, our fiddle fig tree. (Yes, I named him. It’s how I remember to keep him alive.) He’s a larger house plant, so he really is enough to energize the whole room and re-oxygenize the air. If your space is feeling stale, try a house plant or two! FYI, fiddle figs are super low maintenance.
You may have also noticed my Himalayan salt lamp (here on Amazon too) on my bedside table. Jordan thinks I’m a nutjob on this one, but one of their benefits is cleansing and purifying the air. Pink Himalayan salt is also supposed to be good for your airways, and my allergies are always under fire here in Louisiana. Salt lamps also work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation from our tech devices and any other side effects of positive ions running loose in the air.
Use Your Windows
Take down those blackout curtains and let the light in! The light pouring into our room is my favorite part of the morning, and keeps the room feeling airy and bright. A room with good light is a game changer for levels of energy and motivation which is why they’re often suggested for meditation! I also have found that I’ll move to the brightest, well-lit parts of our house to work on my laptop when I’m not sitting at my desktop computer.
Have any tips for creative a positive space at home? I’d love to hear in the comments!
photos by Lainey Reed