Home & Wellness: Making Your Home Feel More Relaxing
Our home is our refuge against the hustle and bustle of the outside world. With the coronavirus still threatening our health and safety, most of us opt to spend more time at home than ever. Now, our homes are not just our place of relaxation but also the place where we do our work, study, and other things we usually do outside.
Despite the different functions of your home this time, it still has to be a place of nurturing and not exhaustion. A cluttered and disorganized home cannot be soothing. Furthermore, to be productive at work, you need a peaceful and relaxing environment. Hence, by taking these steps, you can ensure your home stays relaxing no matter what.
Making Your Home More Relaxing in 2021
Power of Flowers
The presence of plants inside your home delights your senses. Flowers are both visually appealing and aromatic, while green plants make you feel in one with nature even inside your home. The presence of greeneries not only appeals to your sight and smell, but it also helps nurture good indoor air quality. Some of the best indoor plants are snake plants, monsteras, African violets, and cyclamens.
Clutter only generates stress and anxiety. How can you try to relax at home when all you see are dusty knick-knacks, piles of dirty laundry, and unwashed dishes. To prevent visual tension and physical stress, make it a habit to clean your house regularly. Consider investing in furniture that can serve as storage spaces for toys, blankets, and other trinkets.
Work with Colors
Paint colors in your house can have a significant effect on your mood. Since you are aiming for a more relaxed atmosphere, go for muted, neutral tones. Hues of blue, gray, and green make the atmosphere more relaxed. So do whites and beiges. To avoid making the room look boring, you may add warm tones such as pale tan, gold, and yellow.
Adding positive feelings in your house makes it more relaxing and calm. You can do this by decorating your walls and surfaces with framed photos of your family and loved ones. It could be a photo you took while vacationing on the beach or a beautiful family wedding. Pleasant memories and happy faces bring warmth to our space. And looking at these photos helps make you feel a lot better.
Mind the Furniture
Even our choice of furniture has a profound effect on the atmosphere of our home. Opt to buy furniture that is simple and easy on the eyes. Avoid buying those that are bulky or heavy or have too many intricate details. These only heighten your senses. Moreover, furniture with a natural finish is easier to clean and maintain.
Adding a pleasant aroma in your home is the surest way to feel more relaxed and comfortable. For a more eco-friendly solution, invest in an essential oil diffuser. You may select from a wide variety of scents or even create your signature scent blend. Scents like chamomile, geranium, and eucalyptus create a spa-like feel in any room.
Maximize Natural Light
A well-lit room makes any space in your house more inviting. Opt for wider and bigger windows to allow natural light to flood your indoor living space during day time. To make rooms appealing as well during night time, consider making a lighting scheme. Add scones, floor lamps, and pendants on darker areas in your home to create a lighter atmosphere.
Do Not Disregard the Bedroom
The bedroom is the prime-most area of your house that you should work on making more relaxing. At the end of a tiring day, you need to have enough sleep to recharge and re-energize. Invest in premium quality mattresses and bed linens. It does not have to be expensive. Just keep in mind that sheets are softer if they have higher thread content.
Create a Relaxing Bathroom
Your bathroom should not be overlooked if you want to create a relaxing home. If budget is not an issue, you may opt to have a custom-made spa installed. Nothing sounds more relaxing than soaking in a large bathtub with a glass of wine and bossa nova playing in the background. Opt for oversized plush towels as well for a cozier feel.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, technology and social media eat up most of our time. From the moment we wake up to the time we fall asleep, we are always on our phones. To nurture a calm and relaxed home atmosphere, make it a habit to limit your gadget use. Store laptops when you are not using them and put your phone on “do not disturb” mode after 8 PM.
With these easy tips, you can make your home more relaxing this coming 2021.