In a world where the average person is living a life more chaotic than ever, it’s crucial to make sure that you can create a home environment that acts as a sanctuary from the stress of daily life. The ideal design for your home not only makes you feel proud of your property, but it can also ensure that you have a much-needed place of refuge for you and your loved ones.
Creating a relaxing home can be a great way to make you and your loved ones feel happier, less stressed and more productive. So today I’m going to look at interior design tips that you might be able to use to make your home a more relaxing place in which to live.
Get rid of excess clutter
First and foremost, while it can be difficult to convince yourself to spend time tidying the house when you can’t even find the motivation for a regular workout, getting rid of clutter is essential for relaxation. While you’re cleaning, remember that it’s not enough just to pay attention to the parts of the house that other people are going to see (I only clean when people visit – eep). The bedroom needs to be a place that’s free of chaos if you want to get the rest that you deserve. Make sure that you clear away unwanted items, and create a home that’s free of distractions.
Add special touches
Relaxation is a very personal thing. Some people find that certain colours help them to relax more than others, while others find that smells and sounds can give them the power that they need to unwind. Think about the things in your life that help to make you feel more positive, and try to incorporate them around your home. That might mean buying some paintings of relaxing scenes that you can hang on your walls, or simply hanging up some pictures of friends and family that help you to feel a little better in times of stress.
Install a set of shutters
Part of designing a relaxing home will be finding unique ways in which you can shut the outside world out and maintain your own private space. Tier-on-tier window shutters can help you to control the amount of natural light that you get every day, while ensuring that passers-by in the street can’t peer in on you while you’re chilling out. Some shutters can even control the amount of noise that comes in from the roads outside to help ensure that you’re not distracted or disturbed by unwanted activity.
Use plants indoors
Plants are a wonderful way to make your interior spaces more relaxing. Besides purifying the air that we breathe, house plants can also deliver life and nature into your home. What’s more, many of the plants and flowers that you can buy today are easy enough to look after and maintain. Our Monsterra (cheese plant) is very easy to look after so I’m on the hunt for more.
Invest in comfort
Often, we find ourselves spending a lot of money on electronics and new items for entertainment, but we don’t splurge nearly as often on things that are going to give us comfort and luxury. When you’re trying to make your home more relaxing, focus on buying sensory and comforting items such as plush pillows and rich rugs that you can dip your toes into while you’re watching TV. At the same time, buy the best bedding that you can find so that at the end of a long day, you can rely on your bed to soothe you into a state of peaceful relaxation.
Choose natural colours
Finally, if you’re thinking of painting certain rooms in your home, it might be a good idea to stick to natural colours in rooms you relax in (lounge, bathroom and bedroom). Soft colours that are light, earthy or pastel-hued can be a great way to tone down some of the aggression that we’re exposed to in daily life. If you want a place to call home that’s totally Zen, keep the bright colours outside and look to softer tones for your home.
Enjoy your relaxing home
As you explore new solutions to make your home a more relaxing place, you’ll find that different things affect your ability to unwind in different ways. Make sure that you consider your own personal preferences and make choices that cater to your senses so that you can enjoy a fully holistic and relaxing experience every time you step into your bedroom, living room or even your hallway.
What are your tips for creating a relaxing home?
Disclosure: Collaborative Post.