Home is where the heart is! After two weeks in my new apartment, I decided it was finally time to put a personal touch on my place. Since I arrived in Massachusetts with just a few weeks of clothing and my bare essentials, I was in need of a (minimal) shopping trip to find some cozy bedroom decor.
Since living a “less is more” mentality, I decided to keep my room clutter-free and organized. I used to think it was necessary to go over-the-top when buying home goods, but continually found myself purging everything with each move. This time I shopped for things to keep me organized, yet won’t be a huge burden when I do decide to move (hopefully not in the near future!).
It’s easy to start picking up unnecessary knick-knacks. I only keep- and put out- things that have meaning or bring positive energy into my life. Everything I have sitting out serves a purpose- storage, easy access or decoration.
My one exception to my minimalist rule is with pillows- I can never have too many pillows. I picked up a Buddah pillow to start my new collection- there is nothing better than snuggling in a nest of pillows with a good book!
After finding my Buddah pillow I decided to stick with classic golds to accent my space. I found a few pineapple pieces while shopping, which is a symbol of hospitality, friendship and warmth. The pineapple keyholder was a perfect complement to my wall, and prevents me from misplacing my keys! I find so much more in control of my life when everything has a place, with rhyme and reason.
A lot of the decor I chose was my own art- coloring pages, inspirational quotes and doodles. I was told once by a therapist to write down positive affirmations on a post-it note and stick on my mirror every day, so I followed this advice and chose some of my favorite Gabrielle Bernstein wisdoms for my wall.
The more you subject yourself to positivity and uplifting statements, the power of thought will become apparent in your life. Take a look at these affirmations thanks to the Huffington Post. Remember- you are what you think!
A calming bedroom is key to relaxation and serenity. I love coming home to a cozy space with a warm aura- candles are a must. It’s also important for me to be able to set the mood with lighting- open windows, candles, my overhead dimmer or with a lamp.
For those moments of mindfulness, I picked up a new mat for yoga and meditation. Having the mat out is a great reminder for the times I forget to take a breather and need a quick meditation. My day is always better when I start out with stretches!
Having mindful reminders throughout my bedroom helps me stay in the moment, creates a sense of home and sets a positive tone for the day.