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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.