search icon

5 interior tips to make your home a peaceful oasis

Pexels samson katt 5255645

After a long day, the first thing many of us want to do is go home, throw on our comfy clothes, and do things that make us happy. But what if that moment of relaxation hit as soon as you open your front door? Read on to find out how to create the most relaxing space.

Declutter

A cluttered home can make us feel disorganised and frustrated, so it’s a good idea to make decluttering your home a priority. A great way to do this is to tackle a room at a time, keeping things you either have an emotional attachment to (like photos or sentimental objects), or you consider necessary (like a bed, a set of cutlery, or objects related to any hobbies you have).

Declutter image

Plants

Plants have been known to reduce cortisol in the body, a hormone contributing to the feeling of stress. Surrounding yourself with nature can help make you feel more relaxed and in tune with your environment. Even just one plant can make a difference, so you can pick a plant that works for your home.

Plants 2

Know your interior style

Oftentimes, we buy things because we think they look nice, but it’s easy to forget to ask ourselves “does this go with my existing décor?”. Filling your home with mismatched objects can make your space feel chaotic and small, which isn’t an ideal setting for peace and relaxation. Find an interior style that works for you, for example, Scandi or Mid Century Modern, and stick to it.

Interior style

Your favourite colours

Surrounding yourself with your favourite things is one of the best ways to feel at peace in your home. While the classic blue and green hues do promote serenity in the home, we feel at our calmest when surrounded by things we love, so why not paint your home with the colours you like?

It is, however, important to keep in mind that some colours do have a more negative impact on you when in your home. Harsher colours like red or deep purple can make you feel a little more agitated, so it’s best to avoid them if possible.

Favourite colours

Minimal furniture

Embrace the space! Having as much physical distance between furnishings can create the illusion that the room is bigger, and therefore less cluttered. So, if you find yourself surrounded by a lot of belongings, have a clear-out and ditch things that you can do without; decide what is necessary for you, and remove or donate the rest.

Minimal furniture

Subscribe to Your Nest

All the latest home inspiration and advice straight to your inbox

By subscribing, you agree to our Cookies & Privacy Policy

Cookies on Your Nest

We use cookies on our website to give you a better experience, improve performance and for analytics. By using this website you agree to our privacy policy and the use of cookies

Consent settings
  • Essential
  • Analytics
  • Personalisation