Could your home be the reason you’re feeling stressed out and frustrated? A peaceful home can open the door to a healthy mind. With that being said, we have some top tips to help you get started.
Get rid of all clutter
There is only one place to begin, and this is by getting rid of all clutter in your home. Clutter can make it difficult to relax, as everything around you seems so hectic. This does not mean you need to throw away all of your treasured photos and such like. Nevertheless, do be selective and keep the things you only really need.
Here are some useful tips you can use to get rid of clutter and make sure it stays away:
- Make sure you get to grips with the art of putting things away once they have been used.
- Follow the one in, one out rule. This means that you are only allowed to buy something new for your home if you get rid of something else to accommodate it.
- Make sure everything has its place. And no, the corner of your bedroom does not count as a valid place.
Create home harmony
A lot of us are guilty of only considering a selection of rooms in the house and then leaving the rest unattended or overlooked. However, these rooms can zap your energy and weigh on your unconscious, especially if there is a room with a task that has been left incomplete, for example, you have not finished decorating. Instead, you need to pay attention to all rooms in your home to ensure home harmony.
Add family touches
Another way to make your home more peaceful and enjoyable to be in is to add family touches. After all, if there is one thing that can make us feel relaxed and at ease, it is our loved ones. Why not print some photos of memories you and your loved ones have shared together? All you need to do is invest in some good picture framing, and then you can place these photos around the home. Not only will this create a more peaceful and relaxing vibe, but you will feel safe and at ease too. Little touches like this can make a bigger difference than you may realise.
Use natural scents
The things that you smell can have an extremely strong impact on how you feel. However, if you choose artificial room fragrances and such like you may find yourself with a headache and consequently a bad mood! This is why it is important to choose natural scents for a calming and purifying ambience. Consider the likes of fresh garden flowers, essential oils, and beeswax candles.
Focus on texture
When buying furniture and home accessories, you should not only focus on the way that they look but also on the way they feel. Natural materials tend to have some of the most beautiful textures, from raw wood to pure silk, and they can lift the spirit in your home. Moreover, layering and using a number of different textures is another good way to make your home feel more comfortable and peaceful. For example, in your bedroom, you can layer up with a rug, as well as a throw and lots of different cushions and pillows.
Soften your lighting
Harsh lights could be one of the main reasons why you don’t feel at ease in your home. You should try to incorporate as much natural light into your property as possible. You should consider swapping all of your regular light switches for dimmers, as this gives you the ability to control the glow. Moreover, on an evening, why not light a few candles instead? Another little trick to create more natural light in your home is to strategically place mirrors around your property so that the light bounces off the surface and back into the room.
Less is more
When decorating your home, less is certainly more. By focusing on a few decorations, not only do you remove clutter from your home, but you also focus on items that you love and that have a special meaning to you. This gives you the ability to appreciate what you have. Moreover, when it comes to choosing the right colour palette for your home, stick to three colours maximum.
Keep floors and surfaces clear
By keeping your surfaces and floors clear, you will be able to focus on the here and now, as this is a great way to streamline your life and feel more organised. It’s easy for things to accumulate around the home, but now is the perfect time to get more organised. Ensure all surfaces and floors are dust free, fresh, and clean, as this will improve air quality in your property and create a more pleasant space.
Choosing the right colours
Selecting the right colours for your home is important. Colour has an impact on you at a physical, psychological, and emotional level. There have been made studies to determine the impact that different colours have on how we think and feel. For example, red is widely considered to be a passionate shade, and it is even associated with anger. You would be much better off going for something more calming and neutral, such as a pastel shade. Soft shades of blue are serene and thought to aid concentration and calm the mind. Other colours to consider are soft greens, dusty pink, lavender, and pale greys.
Are you someone who plays on their phone before they go to bed? This is something most people reading this will be guilty of doing. This could be a key reason why you are struggling to get a restful night’s sleep. It is a good idea to separate spaces for work, rest, and play. This will help you to gracefully move from one activity to the other, with complete ease. This supports harmony and balance in the home. If you work and rest in the same place, for example, you will struggle to switch off when the time comes to go to sleep.
Decorate with plants
Last but not least, there are several reasons why it is a good idea to incorporate plants into your home. This includes the fact that they help to clean and re-oxygenate the indoor air and they are a great way of bringing nature inside. You will also feel more relaxed because plants help to get rid of the noxious off-gasses that come from many products. Plus, plants look beautiful, right? Having your favourite flowers around the home can certainly make you feel more relaxed while also adding an element of beauty to the interior design of your property at the same time.
If you follow the tips that have been provided above, you will immediately feel a difference. Your home will become a more enjoyable, calming, and relaxed place to be in, and this will have a positive impact on your mind and emotional well-being.
Photo Credit: Hamed Alishahi Patricia Rieder Vladimir Mokry