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A Great Read for the Homebound!!

Make your home more bearable with these 5 tips from interior design maven Kelly Wearstler. Courtesy of Fast Company - Elizabeth Segran.

This spring, the concept of home is going to take on a new meaning. Experts say we’re likely to be confined to our homes for at least a few months in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For many of us, this reality is just beginning to sink in. We’re not going out to restaurants and bars, so our eating and drinking will be happening in the kitchen and living room. Many of us aren’t going to work, so our desks and dining tables have become our offices.

At first blush, you might worry it’s only a matter of time before you go stir crazy. But in the face of uncertainty, I propose that we take this time to beautify our living spaces and take pleasure in the comforts of home.

It’s probably worth investing some time to reorganize and redecorate in order to make the next few months as manageable as possible. And Kelly Wearstler—an award-winning decorator, product designer, and owner of a 50-person studio—is here to help.

Over the course of her decade-long career, Wearstler has worked on many kinds of spaces, from offices designed to enhance workers’ productivity to tiny hotel rooms that maximize space. She has a lot of ideas for how to make small changes that make your home more joyful and cozy. And the good news is that most of them are either free or inexpensive. “Good design has the ability to make somebody happier,” she says. “It can elevate everyday experience and also make you feel more efficient, because you feel more energized and organized.”

Here are some of her ideas to spruce up your home now and enjoy the benefits long after this crisis is over.