The way we have things in our spaces, especially our bedroom is important, even if we have a tiny space. Some people live in a nursing home, or in their parents home. You little but of space is all you have and it should have things in it that make you feel good.
Our space should represent ourselves and the things that we want out of life. You can make a dream board, or an accomplishments board. You can put up pictures of beautiful and inspiring things in the wall.
There should be things surrounding you that make the space feel like it is yours, even if you do not own the space.
The bedroom should have things that calm you and inspire you. If that is your only space ( it is my only space) then it is very important that it is set up in a way that feels like home to you. If you like having pictures of loved ones, then that is good. If you like pictures of animals, or nature, then you can find them in magazines or online.
Some people write poetry and put their poetry or songs on the wall. You can put up your own artwork or other artwork that you like. Make sure each thing that you have on the wall and on the tables to decorate, is something that speaks to you in a good way.
Depending on whether you tend to feel anxious or depressed, you can make your space calmer or more energized. When you are choosing colors think about how they make you feel, and how you want to feel in that space. Colors have a great effect on the mood and well being of many people.
Get rid of stuff that has bad memories attached to it. You may have things around you all the time, that make you feel bad or lower your self esteem and you do not even realize it.
Go through stuff and get rid of things. You will find things that you really like and have not had any room to put out. You will make room for things that represent your true self.
It is often hard to get motivated to work on your space, but your personal space is important to your mental health.
The mood of your space is important. Color can create mood. Think about the colors around you and see how experimenting with different colors of items can make a difference. Colors can be on the walls, in the blankets, rug, curtains, stuffed animals, cloths covering dressers and shelves and other things.
Your bedroom should make you feel relaxed, calm and safe. If you have other rooms, then decide what mood you want to create in each room. Find ways to make the room feel that way to you.
Annie…..as she cleans her messy room……