Jan 20th 2022 | 3 min read

Why You Should Rearrange Your Furniture This Winter

Why You Should Rearrange Your Furniture This Winter

Winter gets a bad rap, especially after the holidays. We understand - it’s colder, darker and you can’t enjoy mimosas on a sunny patio with your friends. On the other hand, winter is a beautiful, built-in pause that allows us to reconnect with ourselves, our creativity and make new discoveries. Allowing yourself to reframe winter as an opportunity and not a test of endurance is a soul-healing gift that lets you find more light in these shorter days.

Since the weather demands we spend more time at home, that’s exactly where harnessing the potential of winter’s post-holiday abundance starts. Rearranging your furniture in the winter offers a number of practical benefits, like protecting your flooring and making it easy to deep clean all those hidden spaces. It’s also a brilliant way to spark a warm glow in your heart, head and home during the last months of winter. Keep reading for Wovenbyrd’s top reasons why you should rearrange your furniture this season.

1. Get Moving

While winter is a great opportunity to get much needed rest and reconnect with your favorite books and movies, it’s important to find ways to exercise. It can be difficult to do so when the sun is taking longer breaks, so home is where the jumpstart begins. Changing up your interior design by rearranging furniture engages your full body and mind in activity. Moving your furniture around provides a fun day of exercise without the need to bust out your parka or trudge to the gym; it gets your heart rate up, energizes your muscles and gives your brain a good dose of endorphins. Taking the time to rearrange your furniture and home decor will motivate you to find other ways to stay active in your home, and will also afford you the space to do it.

Decorative Bench (left) and relaxing living room scene (right)

Shop the 32" Modern Decorative Bench with Metal Base here. Shop the 18" Square Button Tufted Metal Ottoman here.

2. Boost Your Mental Health

Winter can be a challenging time for our mental health. Renewing your interior design provides an opportunity to disrupt the doldrums in a deeply impactful way. In addition to those mood-elevating endorphins, studies show that movement-based creativity, such as rearranging the furniture, offers people deeper grounding in their environment and overall improvement in self-image and self-esteem. Reimagining the setup of your home decor also gives you a much-needed sense of newness and variety, adding to your sense of joy and satisfaction. Mental health practitioners report that clients who rearrange their furniture feel accomplished and effective when they see their space in new and beautiful ways.

3. Connect With Yourself

Our lives are busy and it can be easy to get swept up in habit, routine and outward thinking. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it’s time for some much-needed self-connection and reflection. Contemplating our interior design gives us the opportunity to slow down, spend quality time with ourselves and our space and find inspiration to execute new ideas. Shifting your home decor and furniture will shake up your perspective and alter small elements of your daily routine, which helps your brain make new connections, leading to increased opportunities for discovery. Rearranging your furniture provides you with a chance to reorganize your belongings, assess what you love and donate items that no longer serve you. Giving is another great way to boost endorphins!

Brown Barrel Swivel Chairs (left) and Storage Ottoman (right)

Shop the Modern Barrel Swivel Chair here. Shop the 24" Tufted Storage Ottoman with Hinged Lid here.

Make New Discoveries with Wovenbyrd

Wovenbyrd believes that you should see your true, beautiful and changing self in your interior design, from the art on your walls to your home decor. Rearranging your space gives you a chance to take stock of what you need to make your house feel more like a home that represents you. With home decor and furniture pieces designed for timeless style and versatile function, Wovenbyrd is built for a lifetime of new arrangements, new discoveries and lasting memories. If you’re looking for that special something to make your new space feel more alive, shop our collections at Target, Wayfair, or directly on our website. For added inspiration, take our furniture quiz for decor ideas designed just for you.