How to Create and Enjoy Your Own Space
The battle for space within your home can feel like no one has a place to call their own. Your living room is often populated by the kids, while you shouldn’t use your bedroom for much more than sleeping (and getting romantic). This makes it impossible to feel like you – or anyone else – has any space they can call theirs, and it leads to everyone feeling like they are in each other’s way, which does not build a positive household. Here, you can discover how to create and enjoy a space you can call your own.
Make Each Room Useable
The best way to ensure everyone has a space for themselves is to make each room usable. Many households have bedrooms, a living room, and a dining room, but many spare rooms are full of junk or do not have sufficient furniture to make them comfortable.
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Design Around What You Love
The decor you choose will also impact how much time you want to spend in any room in the house, so personalising your home decor to match your preferences enhances comfort and makes the room feel more like yours.
Of course, if you’re creating space for others, consider what they love. Kids may want superhero wallpaper, while teenagers will likely prefer something cooler, with decor on the cusp of maturity while still being slightly playful.
Consider What You Need Most
It’s also essential to consider what you need most in any room. This can vary depending on where you live and other rooms in your house. Consider what essentials are required if you’re transforming a spare room into a gaming room or bedroom.
The more functional the room is, and the more it matches the desired purpose, the easier it appeals to whoever needs to use it, whether you, your partner, kids or a guest.
Make Separation Clear
Sometimes, using one room for multiple things, like sleeping and working, can cause problems. It can confuse your brain, which makes it difficult to focus or get to sleep. To avoid this, you must clear the separation and establish a distraction-free zone if you work from home.
Your kids and partner may happily drop in at any point, but this could be in the middle of a large project or crucial call. You need to establish working hours and provide a signal that determines when you can and cannot be disturbed. By establishing this separation, you can enjoy a professional space whenever you need it without worrying about other demands around the house.
Everyone deserves some space to wind down and forget their responsibilities for a little while. By considering how to tailor any room to your needs or someone else’s, everyone can enjoy any space around the house, meaning there will be fewer clashes and more positivity.
August 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm
I definitely agree about separate spaces. We have an office in our house, so that’s where my husband and I work. We don’t do anything work-related in the bedroom to keep it cozy in there while the office is made for work. We actually completely rearranged a few rooms in our home a couple of years ago to make things better for working from home.
Roman Mosaic Art
August 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm
I love my space simple and very very minimal. Unfortunately, it is not lol I love the idea of designing the space around what I love, this is brilliant.
August 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm
It’s so important to have your own space. It can help you relax or be productive, depending on what you need.
August 9, 2022 at 2:51 am
You mentioned that many households have spare rooms full of junk and I smiled…that’s me. So much wasted space. I have been working on better usage of the space though. Thanks for a great read!
August 19, 2022 at 10:59 am
I think we all tend to have a room or at least a junk cupboard!
August 9, 2022 at 10:46 am
100% I could not agree with you more here. Personally, I find if there is too much clutter it really gets to my mind, so I like to separate and organise everything xx
August 9, 2022 at 3:10 pm
It’s nice to have a space that is set up to feel like it’s your own. A place nearby to escape to and rest…I think that’s so essential for overall mental health. Thanks for sharing these tips!
August 9, 2022 at 3:34 pm
Great ideas. I bet these suggestions make a home lovely to live in.
August 19, 2022 at 10:58 am
Thank you Shilpa, they really do!
August 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm
As someone who enjoys my own space I really appreciate these tips. Having a separate space for different uses is so true, we need to distance from work and leisure life.
August 9, 2022 at 5:31 pm
Such a great idea of having a space just for myself to relax and unwind when I am feeling stressed. I need to create such a space in my house
August 9, 2022 at 10:45 pm
These are some helpful tips. Having a separate space for different things is so good.
August 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm
Oh, I am a very space-otiented person. Not in the sense I always need a private space. I can make a little corner cozy with my books, and amazing organizanal skill! That’s some good advice you have there!
August 19, 2022 at 10:58 am
I must admit I am a big fan of a cosy nook too.
Laura Side Street
August 15, 2022 at 2:53 am
Having a space that is just for you where you can relax and gather your thoughts is so important! We all need a space like this