The home gym doesn’t really inspire much décor and design: chances are you have a bit of equipment placed in a spare room that doesn’t see much life other than when you’re exercising to stay fit. It’s time to change all that! Here are some ways to modernize your gym room along with décor tips to inspire you to get better workouts.
Make it Light.
Natural light is often the best bet for your home gym. This has the effect of making you feel like you’re outside in the sun, which is an instant mood lifter!
A good sound system or television in your gym is often one of the best ways to help you stay entertained during your workouts. Make sure to program some of your favorite feel-good tracks to keep your energy levels raised or watch television to distract you from the pain of your workout.
A motivational saying or piece of art that hangs on the wall is a great way to find that inspiration you need to use the home gym. Make the inspiration something that means a great deal to you for maximum effect. You can also use colors on the wall that make you feel energetic!
Flex the Floors.
You probably don’t have any furniture in your home gym because it’s filled with equipment, so try to bring in some color and style with a carpet. This serves the extra purpose of protecting your floors from damage by equipment or weights that you might drop.
Sneak in Some Exercise.
Not every exercise-related activity needs to be limited to the use of gym equipment. You can add some fun, such as in the form of a climbing wall, to the room. This is also an excellent use of space for smaller living areas and the kids will love it.
Make it Part of the Living Space.
You might think that the home gym needs to be in its own designated room, but why not show it off? Install windows on the outside of the home gym so that you can peek into it when you’re walking past – this is also a great way to make the gym become more integrated with the rest of your décor and living space.
A room divider can also be efficient to separate your gym from the rest of your home, however, while still making them feel united. Room dividers give you the control to decide at what times you want to reveal your gym or keep it hidden, while being a great décor addition to your space.