Attend to the aesthetics
The way you live changes with the seasons and your emotional priorities, so it makes sense to arrange your home accordingly.
De-clutter – again! It’s amazing how fast junk accumulates. Take a box to an op shop or organise a clothes swap with your friends over a few wines.
The sweet smell of home Mop your floors with an eco cleaner and a few drops of tea tree oil to create a distinctive and familiar smell to associate with home. Citrus essential oils, such as sweet mandarin, are regarded as excellent in the winter for boosting feelings of warmth and happiness. Day to day, use scented candles to set the mood.
Create a snug Choose a corner to be a super-cosy small space with beanbags or armchairs to sink into, arranged close together around a low table for books and conversation. Add cushions and cuddly throws.
Layer Layer up up the the textures textures Using warm tones and textures (fluffy carpets, wavy wallpapers and the like) will make a large space seem smaller and cosier. Even a complete sewing novice can make simple cushions. Search through the remnant bin of fabric shops for beautiful pieces of fabric, sew up and stuff with foam, down or old fabric. Make winter and summer cushion covers to swap as desired.