Posted November 12, 2017 11:45 pm - Updated November 12, 2017 11:52 pm

How to Make Your Home Feel More Relaxing

Everyone experiences hectic and stressful moments at work, and we often find ourselves extending this workplace stress to our homes. Our homes should be a welcoming place to relax and unwind, not an extension of stress and stimulation. Most people cannot afford a daily visit to a soothing spa, but with the following simple changes, you will create a serene atmosphere in your home. They will help you enhance your mood, reduce your stress and help you sleep better.

Scent

Scent contributes to the mood of your home by arousing strong emotional reactions. Designate a pet area so that the smell of pets does not concentrate on every corner of your home. Clean your bathroom and kitchen as well. Bowls of potpourri, incense, scented oil diffusers or even solid air fresheners will give your space a pleasant fragrance. There is a range of flavors to choose from, but rose, lavender, and vanilla are especially relaxing scents.

Color

Choosing the right colors for our homes is often a challenge. It is important to note that not all colors will give your home the desirable relaxing atmosphere. Nature should be your guide to picking colors. Imagine the peaceful attraction of a grassland, the beauty of the sky or the serenity of the calm ocean when you want to choose soft colors for your dream home.

Avoid harsh, bright colors and shiny textures in rooms or surrounding you intend to spend most of your time. They will distract your rest. Soft tones of blue or green, medium shades of warm yellow or pink, muted or warm brown or gray are some color palettes that will help you create a beautiful home.

Lighting

You probably have bright lights in every corner of your home. This bright lighting is good for most of your home activities, but you need dimmer, softer lights when you want to relax better. The easiest way to adjust your lighting is to install a dimmer switch for the ceiling lights. However, if this is not achievable for you, get an extra lamp that will produce just enough light to be pleasant.

Candles

If dimming your lighting proves hard, do not give up. Lighting candles in designated rooms will improve the tranquility of your home. Scented candles are even better; they boost the overall sensory experience of your home. Just like colors, soft natural scents like rose, lavender, vanilla or linen are especially relaxing.

In case you are allergic to the scents emitted by kerosene wax, use beeswax or soy candles. They produce fewer chemicals and soot as they burn. This will also leave your air clean, not stuffy with smoke.

Bedding

Your bed presents the ultimate feel-good-moments in a relaxing environment in the home depending on how you make it. Invest in a high-quality mattress. There are several suggestions for comfortable mattresses that will give you a relaxed sleep whenever you need it. You also need to change your pillows once every six months to maintain the preferred comfort.

Music

Unlike visually stimulating electronics that take away relaxation, music promotes it. When you are winding down, have your favorite playlist of soothing music play on your stereo system. This is not the time for fast-tempo dance music like aggressive rock. Jazz, classical, or mild rock are tunes that will calm you down and reprogram your mind from the long hassles of the day.

Nature

Plants not only bring nature to your home but also purify the air and make your home even more beautiful. Flowers too are incredibly soothing, both visually and aromatically. Use a few pots of plants and vases of flowers to add life to your living room.

Furniture

Furniture is not only meant for the living room. You can make your bedroom homier and spa-like by simply decorating with furniture. A sofa or a recliner will help you wind down easily, and you will find it interesting and intimate to stay in your bedroom.

Executing all these tips in an instant is difficult. Redecorating your home or adding items may seem overwhelming. However, when you take a moment and picture how you would want your home to look like, it would be easier to implement all these steps. A calm and relaxing home is on the other side of these tips.