In an effort to flatten the curve, people from all across the country are at home in quarantine due to stay-at-home orders. Many are making the most of this time by learning new hobbies, getting a jump on spring cleaning, or testing their skills in the kitchen by baking countless types of bread.
Because all of this is happening at home, you may want to consider giving your living space a little TLC with these three tips to maximize comfort, function and style during these difficult and trying times.
1. Make it Work from Home
When cities across the country began to shut down in March, many people started working from home. Yet, in spite of the opportunity to work in your pajamas and without makeup, telecommuting can take some getting used to — and it can be challenging if you don’t have a designated home office and find yourself working from a shared living space.
However, there are ways you can maximize your time working from home, even without an office. First, designate your space by finding a spot in your home that has plenty of natural light. Also, don’t be afraid to move the furniture around to make your workspace feel comfortable.
Choosing a place for work, and work only, can help to separate job commitments from the distractions of home, so be sure to set boundaries. Keep the things you love close and the things you need just an arm’s length away. But don’t let clutter creep in and instead opt for some bins to keep it all together.
2. Let the Sunshine In
The Fifth Dimension was on to something with their song “Aquarius (Let the Sunshine In).” In fact, research has shown that sunlight is a natural mood booster. In that vein, “let the sunshine in” by decorating your windows with treatments that allow for plenty of natural light to enter your home.
Lightweight, flowy curtains can add an airy appeal to your living room, all while allowing plenty of natural light inside. Additional window treatment styles, such as blinds and shades, provide more privacy and will allow less light inside. However, you can adjust them each day to make your room bright and sun-filled.
A little fresh air and sunlight can lighten your mood and make your day at home feel a little cheerier.
3. Say Bye-Bye to a Sad Sofa
During quarantine, we’re all coming together on the sofa a little more — and, yet, there’s a good chance your family’s sofa has seen better days. With everyone at home, you might be thinking about updating the loveseat in your living room with a much bigger, comfier alternative like a sectional. Whatever living room sofa style you’re looking for, you can find it online through retailers like Jerome’s Furniture.
More than 90 percent of Jerome’s online inventory is always in stock and ready for delivery to customers located within their delivery radius. Plus, the Southern California-based furniture retailer offers free, no-contact drop-off delivery that includes a confirmation via phone, text or email and an alert the night before delivery to confirm your four-hour arrival window.
Jerome’s will even give you a courtesy alert 30 minutes prior to dropping off your new furniture. All you have to do is sit back and get ready to relax.
Stay Comfortable: We’re All in This Together
Although we’re living in difficult and uncertain times, remember, we’re all in this together. Bring your family together and make the most of your time with these tips to brighten up your living space and to make your house feel homier.