Winter is coming, and there’s only one way to insulate yourself from the looming grey clouds: upgrade your nest! From simple incense chambers to statement-making rugs, we’ve outlined five easy ways to revamp your digs.
By the time you’re finished, you won’t want to leave the house!
Burn Baby, Burn!
It’s no surprise that incense chambers have become hugely popular over the past decade. Incense not only produces an alluring scent for your home, but the chamber itself can also function as an impressive sculptural centerpiece. While the legendary Harajuku-based NEIGHBORHOOD label continues to produce some of the most impressive incense chambers in the industry, plenty of other brands like MAHO Sensory and Flagstuff have all contributed significantly to the widespread embrace of the ancient burning technique.
If incense isn’t your thing, consider using a diffuser or well-made candle.
Add Some Green
Indoor plants are an essential ingredient in regards to enlivening your living space. Yes, taking care of them can be a little intimidating at first, but the effort is well worth the reward. Indoor plants are proven mood-boosters, and can even help eliminate toxins in the air. Now that we’re entering winter, most greenery also requires a lot less maintenance, with intermittent watering generally more than enough to inspire healthy growth.
Unsure where to start? Consider the fast-growing Devil’s Ivy or the notoriously resilient Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. They’re both beginner-friendly indoor plants that can serve as a beautiful base to your flowering green thumb ambitions!
Turn It Up to 11
Gone are the days when we’d jam our iPhones into empty drinking glasses in a desperate attempt to manufacture decibels.
A pair of decent portable speakers can take your movie nights to new cinematic heights, ride shotgun with your morning shower anthems, or pump Spotify to surprisingly high-levels for your next house party.
And the best part? Investing in quality sound doesn’t mean you have to burn a hole in your wallet. There are plenty of options online when it comes to portable speakers.
Aim for Minimalism
It’s simple: clutter kills the decor of any space.
With its roots back in the American art world of the 1960s, there’s never been a better time to practice minimalism, with the current overload of visual stimulus in the outside world enough to make anyone dizzy.
When contemplating the removal or addition of objects, try to keep the immortal words of Marie Kondo firmly in your mind: ‘Does it spark joy?’ By decluttering your space, and only keeping the items which are imbued with meaning, you’ll instantly feel like you’ve got more room to breathe, which also provides a healthier space to organise your thoughts.
The Rug Really Tied the Room Together
Now, it’s time to tie the room together.
Rugs give solid structure to any space, and provide both textural and aesthetic depth to the room. They can also be the perfect addition to your nest as the colder weather sets in. There’s plenty of great rug options around (not everything has to be an Off-White collaboration), and if you find yourself struggling to fill your white spaces, you can even hang one from the wall!
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