To feel creative, positive and fresh during lockdown, many people are experimenting not only with their culinary skills but also by creating an atmosphere at home which makes them positive and motivated to work and relax.
Bhavana Bhatnagar, an interior stylist and founder, Casa Exotic, says “There is a drastic change in everyone’s life; our personal space has become our workspace; our chill-out zone and our work out space have merged. How creatively are we using our personal space and converting it according to our need.”
Sanitising and maintaining hygiene is very important, it is the need of the hour. To remain free of germs, to live in a fresh environment, to maintain peace during work and to create a chill-time, one needs to follow certain guidelines. One should regularly clean the room and other surface areas which might be potentially contaminated.
“For people working from home, one has to create an atmosphere of focus, sincerity and uplifting environment. Work from home doesn’t mean work from your bed. If you do so, you will notice a decrease in your efficiency. There is a reason why offices don’t have beds. Find a good quiet spot in your house with good illumination, place a study table and a comfortable chair, set up your office there and maintain a sense of professionalism. It will also mentally take you into your workspace. Make sure you have all the necessary things at hand. Going to and fro for things can break your concentration and work will slow down. Treat the environment as you would treat an office – no TV breaks and no unnecessary movement,” advises Bhavana.
Botanical decor is trending these days. People are afraid of going to gardens. The lockdown has hampered people from being close to nature. Many people are depressed about not going for walks in parks.
Bhavana says “There are certain summer plants that one can keep inside the house which make the home summer ready and full of freshness. Increase greenery inside the house, improve indoor air quality by clearing toxins and pollutants. These are present in the chemical cleaning products, paints and other materials. Plants help in reducing stress levels and create a relaxing ambience. Aloe Vera, Snake Plants and English Ivy are some plants that can be easily taken care of and are perfect for keeping in the bedroom.”
As much as times are challenging, you can make the most of the lockdown by creating your own office space, by sanitising interior products which are susceptible to germs, by moving things around as per your needs, by cleaning those difficult corners, by keeping plants inside the house, refurbishing the house and staying positive.