If you don’t feel at peace even at your own home, then, my friend, you’re living the life all wrong.
Whether it is the stress of your work or just the burdens you are carrying on your shoulder, you deserve a tranquil place where you can let go of all the woes of life and recharge yourself for the next day.
An interior designer once said:
‘Your home either nurtures or supports you or it depletes your energy and leaves you exhausted.’
Creating the best vibes for yourself
If you feel like your energy is draining while being at home, then your house needs a change. The inner structure of your home can affect you more than you think. Now, how can you make a calm and relaxing place for yourself?
It is not that hard. There are many practical ways to go about it, and some of them are listed below:
1. Have your goals in mind
If you have not really thought of any goals, and you just want to dive right into it redesigning your house, then let us tell you that this is not how it works. You need to have clear goals in terms of what changes you want to make to your house.
So, think about places that make you happy and places where you don’t feel happy at all. For instance, the extravagant furniture at your place makes you uneasy, and you know you don’t want that. So, the first step is to get rid of excess furniture.
When you know what exactly you want to do to your home, then you are all set to move forward.
2. Kill the clutter before it kills you (not literally!)
What are you doing with the heap of stuff that you don’t even use?!
It takes you a whole lot of time just to find your car keys or your sunglasses, which are usually buried in that mess. One reason why you don’t feel calm at home is that you become distressed seeing all that stuff lying around, and then not finding important things that are somewhere in the clutter.
When you toss away all the useless items in your home, you will feel the tension leaving the place. So, take some time out and work on eliminating old clothes, mail, magazines, bedding, and whatnot.
3. Calming colors are what you need
Color can instantly change your mood and the mood of your whole house too. Just looking at a particular piece of furniture or the walls can affect you positively. It is because of the colors. So when it comes to choosing a calm and peaceful color, make a wise decision. You can also combine different shades to make it work.
Shades of blue, green, and purple work best though when you are talking about making your home a serene place.
4. Get some plants to liven up your space
According to a study by NASA, toxins can be removed from indoor spaces through plants. Therefore, your home will be deoxygenated. When people are stressed, they usually go on a hiking trail to clear their minds.
So, why not bring nature to your home?
You will not have to go all the way to hike when you can feel relaxed at home.
However, if you are not that fond of taking care of plants, you can always get plants that require less maintenance, such as snake plants and parlor palms. They are bound to bring the serene effect to a great extent.
5. Your room should be designed according to its needs
Each room has a purpose. When you are decorating a room, you need to have that purpose in your mind. It will help you to decide what you want to do with the room.
Once you know the function, it is time to start designing it. You can uplift the room by changing the furniture and adding some decoration pieces.
A tip: while we are living in the times of technology, vintage still rules. You can change the appearance of your home by adding some vintage furniture to it.
Are you worried about where to find them? Well, don’t worry. If you’re a resident of Newport Beach, furniture stores there have an excellent variety of vintage furniture. Even in other cities, you will find many dealers who still sell vintage furniture.
6. Natural light is essential
The sun rays are filtering in…
the rejuvenation that comes with it is unspeakable!
Did you know that a naturally lit room can create a serene atmosphere, as well as improve your mood? It also makes you feel more productive.
The brighter and lighter a room is, the more comfortable it is as well. There are many benefits of having natural sunlight in your home.
If you don’t have so many windows to bring the right amount of natural light to your home, you can always try to incorporate reflective surfaces. They will immediately double the light and give you a pleasant atmosphere.
7. Your home should not be full of hard surfaces
Hard surfaces and relaxing?
These words don’t go together so well. You need a bit of softening to unwind and feel more at peace.
Now, how can you do that?
It does not mean at all that you go looking for some ‘soft’ furniture. Carpeting the floors of adding a rug is how you can make the floor more welcoming. Moreover, adding blankets and cushions can make any sofa cozier than it is.
8. Add some refreshing fragrances
You probably have no idea about how powerful your sense of smell is. There are good smells that can help you feel at ease. While some people prefer scented candles, others like to burn essential oils.
If you want to use some high-tech gadgets, then scent machines are an option to make your house smell great.
Your home should be a place where you feel comforted and relaxed after a long day and tiring day. It should take away all your stress and worries. Follow these tips to make your house more serene.