People In Self-Iso Are Redecorating Their Homes On TikTok And, Truly, Their Minds…

During the self-isolation period, it can be hard work maintaining your mental health and wellbeing. Being unable to see our friends irl, go out or exercise outside of our homes will no doubt take a toll on all of us in the coming months, so it’s important to practice some healthy self-care. 

For many, that could be doing some yoga, learning a new skill or beauty routine, or simply, playing Animal Crossing. For me, I’m coming out of this thing with the ability to bake something that’s not a burnt solid brick. 

And, for these TikTok users, they’re coming out of it with a whole new house, redecorating and cleaning their homes like a home decor TV show. As one of the TikTok videos say, “positive environment = positive energy.”

Self-isolation TikToks redecorating homes = their minds…they amaze me

To survive the boredom of being stuck in her home, TikTok user Shannaneaves drafted a board of healthy wellbeing activities she could do each day to kill time. 


Fun things to stay busy during quarantine!! Like for part 2!! ##boredathome ##covidー19 ##quarantine ##foryou ##fyp

♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN

One task involved her redecorating her living room and painting an accent wall. Taping the wall up with geometric shapes, she used a series of pastel and light toned colours to bring her living room to life. 

Watching this not only cured my depression spiral but also somehow made me question my productivity this weekend where I binge-watched Euphoria, read, napped and ate hot roast potatoes. Don’t come for me pls.



♬ You – Petit Biscuit

Shannaneaves is one of many others on TikTok who are filming themselves redecorating their homes, encouraging us all to cancel our non-existent Saturday night plans (rip, lol) and revamp our bedrooms. 


self quarantining means decorating your room🥴😍 ##coronavirus ##butterfly ##MoodBoost ##art ##controllingwhatyoucan

♬ Heart On Ice – Rod Wave

Perfect time of year to start spring cleaning! ##tiktokpartner ##diy ##organization

♬ I Like It – Cardi B

COVID-19 will NOT stop me from spring cleaning

♬ original sound – favsoundds

Quanran-clean memes for quarantine teens

And, then there are some who are taking the opportunity to declutter their rooms and reorganise their clothes. Truly, it makes me want to do it for the Gram (well, Tok).

quarantine spring cleaning all weekend ##selfquarantine ##selfcare ##smallgestures

♬ Vibe – Cookiee Kawaii

Quarantine got me purging my wardrobe! Donating & listing a bunch on @poshmark ##coronavirus ##strengthtraining ##quarantine ##springcleaning ##videocall

♬ Pistol – goalsounds

Spring cleaning 💓 ##favoritefit ##springcleaning ##closet

♬ Let’s move out – sarahplus3x

It’s no secret that the next few months of self-isolation and Covid-19 pandemic are going to be tough for us all. At Syrup, we’ve compiled a list of friendly tips and tricks that we’ve found useful during this time. 

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To help slow the spread of Covid-19, the World Health Organisation and medical experts are advising us to stay in our homes, limit any unnecessary outside activity and practice social distancing. ⁣⁠⠀ ⁣⁠⠀ For many, that can be a bit difficult and take a toll on our mental health, especially when we can’t see our friends and family in person. ⁣⁠⠀ ⁣⁠⠀ Here are some tips and tricks to help fight the cabin fever and not dress up your chairs like Kevin from your uni group chat (who still hasn’t finished his part of the group assignment, smh). ⁣⁠⠀ ⁣⁠⠀ #selfisolation #socialdistancing #coronavirus #covid_19 #mentalhealth #bobaandflex #podcasts #bonappetit #studioghibli #netflix #who #mindfulness #selfcare #wellness

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If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health and needs support, contact Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636). If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact 1800-Respect.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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