Anti-stress decoration? Yes, yes, as you hear it. In these times of confinement and uncertainty you have to fight to keep your spirits up. Decoration is an excellent formula: nothing like a comfortable home to feel safe. Get to work and make your home that quiet place you’re better off than anywhere else. There are many aesthetic solutions to your creativity. Do you dare? Do it yourself!
DIY, crafts: the easiest anti-stress decoration
When we talk about anti-stress decoration, we do not mean that to be well, all the furniture in the house has to be renewed. Nor do we mean that it is necessary to paint the house as if there were no tomorrow, no. We are talking about easy, fun jobs… and, above all, done by you: is the best anti-stress decoration there is. What kind of work? Well, infinity: from making a small piece of furniture or updating some of the ones you already have with paint, to weaving a blanket for the sofa, designing some fun coasters… In short, the options are many and as original as the ones we suggest here. And most importantly, they help to keep your mood up. Almost nothing!
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Work that promotes concentration
According to studies in the field of neuroscience, it has been shown that crafts, DIY and DIY work have a similar effect to meditation. They help to concentrate, to repeat like a mantra actions that connect us with the “here and now” and also are a good stimulus to develop the imagination: the relaxing effect is immediate. The anti-stress decoration, therefore, covers a wide range of possibilities and the passion for the manual can be manifested in many different ways. Would you like some ideas on how to put these therapeutic activities into practice? We give you five.
1. Create a bench-arcón for your children’s room
If you like to give a personal touch to your furniture, this work will be perfect to leave your own mark. Besides, it is an easy anti-stress decoration proposal. The idea is to change the look of a mondo and lirondo plastic chest and give it a double use. To do this, the furniture has been recycled with paint, stickers and cushions. The paint used is chalk paint, which can be applied to almost any surface and does not require a previous coat of primer. When it has dried, the self-adhesive flowers are stuck on… and that’s it. The cushions are colourful and make the furniture more comfortable – great for a children’s bedroom!
2. Weave a blanket for the sofa or a fun pouf
There’s no good sofa that’s worth having if it doesn’t have a blanket to go with it. Knitting is relaxing: take some needles and balls of wool and put them to good use. The patchwork blankets, those that were carried in the car or that later became fashionable for babies’ cribs, are still very trendy. So, you know, design one of those models with leftover skeins of wool that you have at home and give it to the crochet: you’ll see what a great result.
3. Anti-stress decoration ideas with plants
Any one of these ideas will bring a breath of fresh air into your home and be done in no time. You can choose to have a vertical garden that climbs on a pallet or a box, as in the picture above. Here you have the instructions of how to do it.
… Or design a mini-shelf for your pots and gardening tools, which will decorate any wall and take you no more than an afternoon. An idea (similar to this one) that you can customize to your liking. It looks good in the workshop, in the greenhouse, in the patio…
4. Pictures of dried flowers
Romantic, timeless and so simple… There is nothing more creative than a beautiful bouquet of dried and pressed seasonal flowers, stuck to a cardboard.
5. Customized proposals
Are you one of those people who never know where they leave their keys? Well, this idea suits you like a glove and can inspire you to make your own key-board. The options are many: you can frame – instead of a key – the picture of a nice door, or even a wrench (to make a funny wink). If you place the picture in the entrance or the hall of the house, you will always have the keys at hand.
Anti-stress decoration has many benefits, as you are seeing. Not only is it an easy way to give your interiors a different look, but it’s also a great therapeutic exercise – go ahead and do it yourself!
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