August 15, 2013

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing

Posted by Treetopia in Decorating Tips | Home Design

Try out these simple ways to make your home a more relaxing place

Have you had time to relax lately? Since today is National Relaxation Day, now is the time do so. It’s also the perfect time to take a look around your home and determine if you’re getting that relaxing vibe your personal space ought to be giving off. If your home lacks in that department, fear not… we’ve got ideas on how the following elements can make your home more relaxing to live in.

Space

One of the most important things to maintain is space. This doesn’t mean that you need bigger rooms or a bigger home. It simply means that you must keep your things organized; the rooms, especially the floor, should not be full of clutter because this adds to your stress every time you see it. It also makes you more likely to suffer from allergies because of the dust and dirt the clutter collects. If you want your mind and body to relax, your line of sight should be clean and organized.

Light

Light plays a big role in helping you relax since it is one of the elements that help create the perfect ambiance. Keep in mind that the most expensive lighting system with the most charming light fixture isn’t always the solution. In fact, it is more ideal to have natural light brighten up your rooms during the day and to have lights that mimic that brightness when it is dark.

Opt for large windows that are strategically placed around your rooms. For illumination at night, halogen and fluorescent bulbs give you lighting similar to natural light.

Life

Plants give off fresh air, so it is only fitting that they play a key role in creating a relaxing atmosphere at home. Add that to the fact that the natural green color of plants refreshes our eyes, especially after working in front of the computer screen for a long time.

You can place a few potted plants in your living room. Smaller plants can even be placed right on your desk. Having a pocket garden in your home is also a good way to create a relaxing space.

Sound

You’re probably used to the sound of vehicles passing and other people chattering, so a little silence or change of sound can help your ears and mind be at ease. Play classical or instrumental music, or purchase a sound machine that plays ambient sounds to drown out the moving traffic and drama outdoors. Just close your eyes and listen to the soothing sound of the waves at sea or the song of birds as they bid you good night.

Scent

If you think that having lighted incense or aromatic candles around the house is just for romance, think again! The reason why aromatherapy is popular is because it’s one of the more affordable ways to improve people’s mood, health, and overall disposition. If you’re worried about accidentally burning or ruining your possessions, you can always invest in an air purifier or revitalizer to clean the air you breathe and envelop you in relaxing aromas that help you relax. Tip: Vanilla and lavender are the best relaxing aromatic scents.

Soothe your senses after a buy day at work by following these tips. You can also create your own zen space at home if you want.

How do you like to relax at home after a hard day at work?

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