Whether you just moved into a new apartment or you’ve been in the same space for a while, autumn is always the perfect time to do a bit of redecorating. It’s a time for new beginnings and making the most of all that you have. Here at LMDES, we’re big on feeling comfortable in the spaces that we’re in. Odds are, you’re renting an apartment space where you can’t make major changes like painting or getting rid of furniture. Not to worry, we’re here with some useful tips to help transform your space so that you’ll never want to leave.
Surround Yourself With Plants
Plants are an absolute must when it comes to creating a welcoming and tranquil space. They bring in a sense of nature, whether you live in the countryside or the biggest of cities.
When you have greenery in your room, it will help you feel at peace. We recommend interior plants that don’t need much care (just sun and water once a week). My personal recommendations are pothos plants and cacti. If you don’t have a green thumb, check out some plants that won’t die on you very easily.
Another personal favorite is dried lavender. It works wonderfully as decoration, it lasts forever and you can also burn it at night. Burning lavender will fill your space with an intoxicating smell that will lower your heart rate and blood pressure before heading to sleep.
Candles, candles and more candles
Candles are a great way to make any space feel like home. Not only for the aroma but also for the calming effects that candlelight brings.
Early in the morning and in the evening, instead of turning on overhead lights, use candles instead. It allows time for your body to wake up and wind down naturally. Many floral scents promote positive emotions, which can be great for a daytime work session at your desk, and other scents can bring a sense of relaxation, like white jasmine for example. If you want to know more benefits of candles here.
One of my favorite brands is Hi WildFlower Botanica, not just because their products are both sustainably and ethically sourced but also for their thoughtful diversity of scents.
Fill Your Walls With Things You Love
Something that’s common when it comes to decoration is hanging of photos of friends and loved ones. We love the idea but want to push you to new heights of creativity. Instead of hanging photos on the wall, try to hang things that you’ve created. When you look around the room, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment because you’ve created the beautiful works of art that are there.
Vision boarding is a great idea because not only are you envisioning the life you want to be living but constantly looking at it will help you manifest those dreams. You can find why vision boards are a must here.
Another fun idea would be to try painting, even if you’ve never done it before. Take a class with Salir Con Arte where you can learn how to make your own piece while also meeting new people at the same time. Then once you get home, hang it up on your wall.
Let Yourself Feel Sexy
In the same way that it’s important to have your space be something you love, you also need to feel in love with yourself. Behind closed doors is a great time to practice self-love so whether that means wearing lingerie because it makes you feel good or investing in a flawless robe to sport around the house… trust me, it’s worth it. One of our favorite brands is Rudas NY, who makes robes that will make you want to slow down and love life just a little bit more. We love the brand ,as the fabrics come from Italy, Japan and Belgium and it will have you feeling lux no matter where you are.
Your room is a space for you to be completely yourself, so take advantage of that. Dance around by yourself, write each night, practice yoga. Whatever it might be, use your space to do what makes your feel your best.
What are some tips you have for creating a space you love?
Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.