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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing and Peaceful

Fri 14 Aug 2015

Your home should be a sanctuary – a place to go home to after a long and tiring day to really relax and unwind. When you walk into your house, you should feel happy and calm, not overwhelmed by a list of chores and stressed by the amount of work you have to do.

We all live in a busy world where it’s hard to stop worrying and there’s always something to do. The one place you should really be able to switch off and recharge your batteries each night is your home.

Here are some tips on turning your home into a relaxing and peaceful space:

Every Room Matters

However big or small a room is, and however much a room is used, it’s important to consider every room in your house when creating a peaceful environment. Leaving a room half finished or full or junk can drain your energy and make your home feel unfinished.

Make sure you don’t just forget about some rooms and close the door on them, as you will never feel completely comfortable in your home if you know there is still work to be done and decorating to do.

Pick Your Colours

Colours can have an impact on you in a physical, psychological and emotional way. Research has also found that colour can determine how big your appetite is and can change your body temperature. It can also affect your mood and energy levels, so it is important to pick your colours wisely.

Pale, pastel colours tend to be best when it comes to helping you feel relaxed and rested. Choose pale yellows and pinks, or even more neutral colours such as magnolia, beige or cream.

De-Clutter Your Space

Having clutter in your home creates physical and unconscious chaos. It can leave you feeling stressed as you hunt for your coat or shoes under a pile of laundry when rushing to work, and make your brain feel scrambled as you think of how much tidying is needed in your home.

Try and get a plan in place to tackle any clutter in your home. Work out what you want to keep and what can go to charity or to a car boot sale. Buy some extra storage if required, and neatly put everything away to keep your home as clutter free as possible.

Plant Power

Bringing the outside in is a naturally calming thing to do in your home, as humans are designed to appreciate the beauty of the world around us, especially when it comes to nature.

By incorporating the natural elements of the outside world within your home, you can create a sense of inner calm and peace. Having vases of flowers and potted plants throughout your house will inspire you and help you to feel relaxed.

Let in the Light

A dark and dingy home will only make you feel tired and unhappy, so it is important to let as much light into your home as possible. Natural light is best, so open all your blinds and curtains in the morning and don’t close them until the night draws in.

If a room is too bright, you can use a net curtain to keep it out of your eyes and stop it from reflecting off screens. Try and let fresh air in through your windows when it’s warm enough to do so, and take a few deep breaths to help you relax.

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