Going to work, taking care of family, planning that party, getting in that workout… It is easy to get so busy that we forget to think about how we feel at home. And, it’s even easier to overlook how our home furnishings can make us feel about home. However, our surroundings have an enormous impact on our mood and well-being. That means our home furnishings are an essential part of living a joyful, healthy life.
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her KonMari method for decluttering that’s been gaining popularity, more people now look at their home furnishings and wonder if they spark joy the way they once did. If you’ve never thought about what sparks joy in your home or are not sure how to assess your home furnishings, we have a few tips! Here’s how to discover the best home furnishings for feeling positive.
Look for Home Furnishings That Make You Feel Confident
Whether you’re someone who loves to host a fun get-together, or you prefer to spend your days on your own simply relaxing, your home furnishings should make you feel confident. If there’s anything that you don’t like to be around or you’re not proud of while playing host, it shouldn’t be in your home. That means general clutter, worn-out furniture or anything that no longer serves a purpose should be removed from your living space. When you’re looking at new furniture, ask yourself if it sparks joy. Alternatively, you can try asking whether or not you’d be proud to show it off at a dinner party.
Add Home Furnishings That Help You Stay Healthy
Your furniture can do more than look good. It can help you get healthy, too. What do we mean? At a minimum, your chairs should be ergonomic, especially if you’re sitting all day in a home office. Better yet, think about getting a standing desk. Sitting for long periods of time on a regular basis, like most of us do these days, is really bad for your health. It can lead to weight gain, back pain and an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.
When designing a home office space that’s better for your well-being, take a look at the adjustable height desk from the Genevieve™ collection from Twin Star Home®. It features a GetActive™ timer for setting alerts to remind you to transition to standing. This desk also makes being more health conscientious easy. Since your favorite height settings can be programmed into the memory buttons, finding the right height when you’re ready to stand up is simple.
If Productivity Brings You Pleasure, Home Furnishings Can Help
Did you know that in addition to helping you stay healthy, studies show that a standing desk can help boost productivity? That’s something to feel good about. It simply feels better when we can say we accomplished something at the end of our day.
There are a lot of home furnishings that can help you increase those productivity levels. Because being productive hinges on a number of factors, including your workspace, it makes sense to create surroundings that spark joy and creativity. This makes it easier to accomplish items on your to-do list.
For instance, stylish filing cabinets in your office, instead of corporate-looking options, can keep your important documents safe and easy to find while adding style you enjoy being around. A filing cabinet that is stylish AND equipped with integrated USB charging and AC power ports is a major bonus. Try creating a home office that keeps you inspired throughout your day. If you can marry the inspiration that comes with the good looks of your furniture and efficient design, that’s even better.
Make Sure Your Space Has Home Furnishings that Make You Feel Organized
Recent research has shown that clutter and anxiety go hand in hand. Therefore, organizing your home can have real benefits for your overall well-being. If you’ve gotten rid of all of the excess in your life that you don’t need anymore and you still have too many things taking up breathing room, it helps to have items in your living space that keep you organized. A bookcase with customizable dividers, a dining room sideboard with plenty of hidden shelving, and other organizational furniture can go a long way when it comes to taming the clutter in your home.
Choose Home Furnishings that Support What Makes You Happy
Your furniture shouldn’t just be functional. It should help you do the things you love to do. Love to dance to your favorite tunes? A stylish entertainment center that lets you stream music via Bluetooth® connectivity may be what your home needs to liven things up. Would you be more content sitting by the fire reading a good book? A TV stand with an electric fireplace insert gives you the warmth and comfort you’re looking for without having to maintain and clean a wood-burning fireplace.
If both of these scenarios sound like you, you can benefit from something like the Melissa Bluetooth® Compatible TV Stand with Fireplace Insert from Twin Star Home®. An electric fireplace from ClassicFlame®, the market leader in electric fireplaces, comes included in the TV stand. It offers realistic-looking flames and infrared quartz heat that efficiently heats up to 1,000 square feet while saving money on heating bills. You’ll also love the optional Bluetooth® compatible speaker kit to complete your home entertainment setup.
Home Furnishings that Make You Feel Good
Life is too short to live in a home that makes you feel anything less than confident, happy and healthy. Twin Star Home offers a wide selection of furniture that helps create the space you’ve been longing for. Browse our blog for even more furniture for living your best (and most stylish) life. You can also sign up for our newsletter to get home and lifestyle inspiration sent directly to your inbox.