Your home should be where you can easily switch off and relax when you need to. Whether you use the living room, your bedroom or any other area in your home, you need a space that is calming and quiet. A relaxing atmosphere can help you reduce your stress levels and maintain good mental wellbeing. Let’s look at a few simple ideas.
Reorganize and Tidy Possessions
If you feel like your home is cluttered, disorganized, or has too many unwanted items, then it’s time to clean it out. A home that feels spacious and minimal makes for a more comfortable, less stressful environment. Decluttering can also be a somewhat therapeutic process, helping you eliminate things you no longer need from your life and start again. You should aim to declutter any items in your home that you no longer need regularly. This will help keep your living spaces clear and your drawers and closets organized. I have a De-Clutter Checklist which you can print to help you in the process.
Use Multipurpose Furniture
Add shelves and invest in furniture with storage whether it’s a bench with baskets, an ottoman, or a Murphy bed. Using multifunctional furniture can make your home both stylish and functional. For example, mirrored tv stands are both attractive additions to a home and a pracitical way to store items too. Being clutter-free allows you to create a sense of calm in the room .
Even the color of your walls can make a difference on your ability to relax efficiently. House Beautiful has an interesting article, 16 Calm Paint Colors to Help You Chill Out. This includes several blue hues. Choose your wall color for the bedroom with care. Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms where you want to be able to switch off from all the stresses. After you have experienced a highly stressful day, you need to relax your body and mind in preparation for a good night’s sleep in the evening. This soft gray below makes a bedroom designed by Ann Wolf feel larger and airier. It’s perfect against reclaimed wood.
Include Indoor Plants and Flowers
A room filled with plants, flowers, and natural decorations just shouts “relaxation.” Being surrounded by nature is a good way to instill a sense of calm. Plants can also help improve air quality, reduce your levels of stress and encourage relaxation. Plants like aloe vera, jasmine, lavender and chamomile are good varieties to include in the home.
Photo House Beautiful
Use of Essential Oils
Pouring a few drops of essential oil (Essential Oils: 11 Main Benefits and 101 Uses – Dr. Axe ) into a diffuser or plain candle is a good way to encourage relaxation. Essential oils such as lavender, ylang ylang, cedarwood and lemongrass are great at helping you to relax and feel calm. Studies have shown that participants noticed a significant improvement in their levels of anxiety after using essential oils after a month only. So not only do they provide a lovely fragrance but they can also have positive effects on your overall well being too. If you are new to essential oils, check out WebMD’s Do’s and Don’ts of Essential Oils.
I hope I’ve inspired you to contemplate how you can make your personal space more relaxing.
This post is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own.
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