Interior Decorating Tips To Keep You Busy During The Circuit Breaker | Singapore Expat Women

Updated: Apr 14


by Interior Design Journey


The Singapore circuit breaker is in full force and with us all restricted to stay at home, keeping physically, emotionally and mentally well is essential. One way to support our overall well-being is making our home clutter-free and a calming space to relax in during these tough times!

Use this opportunity to make little transformations within your home that will make a difference. Here are some tips (that have been working very well for me) to keep you occupied, brighten up your home and lift your spirits during lockdown!

Photo Wall - create a colourful feature wall with some of your favourite family photos. Sort through your snaps of those special moments that really make you smile and display them for everyone to enjoy every day! They can even be displayed in an arrangement with mirrors or artwork!



Declutter - during isolation, it’s the perfect time to declutter. Given that this situation will prevail for a while, it makes sense to create a clutter-free and spacious home (I know this makes me feel so much better) to avoid being crippled by feelings of claustrophobia. Tidy up spaces for the family to gather and play games or do interesting activities together. Stow away whatever you don't need so it doesn’t just sit collecting dust


Store and Categorise - once you have decluttered, store things away in attractive boxes and baskets to remove the visual clutter – order these online if you need (or perhaps try some DIY using old fabrics and paper to wrap the boxes you have). If you want to go as far as categorising, it's a very therapeutic way to keep your things in order for the longer term


Candles or Diffusers - dig these out of your cupboard or buy a selection of scents online and arrange them around your home. Their calming abilities and soothing aromas will really help ease away the daily stresses of isolation!


Re-discover Treasures - with all your free time, thoroughly check your cupboards and storage areas. There is a chance that you will unearth something interesting that you’ve forgotten about. Even turn some trash into treasure, mend old decor pieces or try a paint colour to give them a new lease of life. It’s a great way to add a new look to your home, incorporating old memories into your present

There are lots of ways for you to create a calming oasis in your home.

Not only will it keep you busy, but it will also provide more of a sanctuary for you and your family to enjoy over the coming weeks!

Wishing you a calm and stress-free time at home during this period.

Live Well & Feel Great.


Priya Naik

Founder & Design Director

Interior Design Journey




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