Decorate your way to stress-free interior design

Tired of clutter at home? Limited on space? Need creative storage solutions? Check out these interior design tips to declutter your space (and reduce stress!)

Life is messy!

Chances are tight quarters make it hard to keep your living space clean and organized. And, even if you’ve got lots of space, accumulating too much stuff is far easier to do than most of us would like to admit.

A messy house contributes to stress because it can make us feel overwhelmed or chaotic.

Whether you’ve got kids moving things around, an endless pile of laundry and dishes, or jewelry and fashion accessories strewn about, decluttering your space is important. Actually, a well-organized space is known to help reduce stress. When our space is tidy and organized, we feel peace of mind.

Here are a few of our favorite approaches to declutter and decorate simultaneously.

  1. The KonMari Method

Often, we’re simply inundated with material things. Then, we save stuff, thinking one day we’ll need it. But, in all actuality, we’ve forgotten about the box in the closet, and why we couldn’t live without it. We accumulate more and more, and ultimately end up in piles of clutter!

We follow expert declutter-diva, Marie Kondo’s advice, “Tidy your space, transform your life.” 

She suggests that anything that does not directly bring you joy, must go!

Her six-step philosophy is designed to help you get rid of what you don’t need and keep only what you do:

  1. Commit to tidying up – decluttering is a full-time commitment
  2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle – clarify what you want, create a vision
  3. Finish discarding first – get rid of stuff before you get more
  4. Tidy by category, not location – keep all possessions in mind, not just what’s in front of you
  5. Follow the right order – start with the easy stuff, take time to think about sentimental items
  6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy – if not, let it go

Decluttering doesn’t have to mean throwing away. Decluttering simply means making mindful choices about what to keep and what to get rid of. 

Having the right design elements makes a difference.

Your Decocrated subscription box will help you out of this endless cycle of accumulation. No need to keep old, unattractive containers or objects just in case. We’ll send you beautiful, hand-selected design elements that you can use to organize and reorganize to your heart’s content. After all, “Fewer things you love is better than many things you kind of like.”

  1. Feng Shui YOUR way

Feng shui is an ancient approach to decluttering. Simply stated, feng shui is “harmony.”

The idea is to create a balance between the natural world and the interior environment. In this way, we increase productivity, or the sense of flow in life, while mindfully appealing to a natural aesthetic.

Try these basic principles of feng shui to declutter your home:

  1. Slow the flow – direct the visual flow slowly around the home, not straight through
  2. Empty the entry – entryways are portals, keep them clear and ready to receive
  3. Element balance introduce earth, wood, fire, water, and metal physically or symbolically
  4. Lots of light – mirrors and glass features to capture and reflect light properties
  5. Logical configuration – arrange space for functional use
  6. Less is more – use what you have

Creating harmony and decluttering the home is as simple as a little shifting. Feng shui acknowledges the importance of energetics of a space, not just the things in that space.

Try using your home décor items with feng shui philosophy to create a peaceful stress-free environment.

  1. Minimalism

Minimalistic design is an approach where practicality meets simplicity. Like feng shui, it encourages you to consider the energetic implications of the items and the layout of them.

Clutter is the antithesis of minimalism.

Minimalist design encourages mindful selection and organization of items in a space. All items should serve dual (or multiple) purposes, where functionality is the most important goal, simplicity a close second, and attractive appearance as a tertiary goal.

Minimalism relies on pragmatism. “Does this serve a purpose?” is a good question to ask when seeking minimalist design.

Simplicity is also an important consideration. Objects or interior design styles that are kitschy and ornate can benefit from a minimalist approach as a way to declutter.

Simplifying may seem like a daunting task to anyone with lots of stuff but is actually a stress reducer.

The minimalist lifestyle teaches us to value and appreciate what we have.

As a matter of fact, minimalist architecture and design offers a deep sense of serenity and solitude. Clarity in external environments is typically an indicator of a clear internal environment. The less clutter we are surrounded by in our home environment the more room we have to rest our mind. 

Decocrated seasonal boxes are designed with real life in mind

Interior design is about more than just style – home décor in 2020 means combining practical solutions to solve clutter and storage problems. You don’t have to compromise on stylish design to declutter.

As a matter of fact, storage solutions applied in the right way can help you achieve a beautiful interior space AND adequate storage.

Decocrated seasonal boxes include items that accomplish these minimalist goals. You’ll be able to simplify, organize, and establish a stylish look.

Decorate your home and relieve stress by decluttering with these three approaches to organization. Start your decluttering project and sign up for your seasonal box subscription now!