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Saturday 16 January 2021
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12 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

We all need a little rest and relaxation every once in a while. Reducing your stress levels can do wonders for your mental health and make you physically healthier in the long run. What better place to begin than in your home- it’s the place where you spend the majority of your time, after all. Create a more peaceful atmosphere for your family with these easy design tricks.

 

  1. Install a bathtub. If you only have a shower in your home, consider renovating the bathroom to include a bathtub. Taking a bath can instantly soak the stress of the day away, especially when you include some essential oils and candles. Look for a deep, large tub that you can easily stretch out in.
  2. Take out the glare. A bright overhead light in your bedroom will create a stark glow that won’t help you wind down. Bring your lighting down to a lower level with bedside lamps and dimmer switches.
  3. Hit the florist. Bringing flowers into your space can instantly brighten your mood and make your space look naturally beautiful. Buy flowers regularly and place them in different shaped vases around your home. Growing your own flowers in your backyard is the perfect way to decorate without spending a penny- and gardening can be relaxing in its own right.
  4. Light up the fireplace. A living room fireplace is perfect for a peaceful winter’s evening. Keep your fire roaring all winter long, and make the most of this wonderful feature. If you don’t have a home with a fireplace or chimney, create a similar effect by lighting up plenty of candles to give you a soothing glow each evening.
  5. Let in natural light. Natural light is absolutely essential to any home- it elevates your interior design and makes your space feel larger. Open up your windows by hanging drapes from the ceiling rather than the window itself, and make sure that your room is fully lit during the day by drawing blinds and curtains back as soon as you get up.
  6. De-clutter your space. Clutter can be a major source of stress for many people, especially when it accumulates over years and creates a big mess. Make it a habit to de-clutter on a regular basis, even if you generally hate cleaning. Put everything in its rightful place and throw out anything that you don’t actually use or care about.
  7. Choose your colors wisely. The right colors can make a world of difference to the ambience of your home. Although many interior designers opt for white for a calming atmosphere, this is really a matter of personal taste. Think of colors that make you feel more relaxed and then include them in your furnishing and decoration choices.
  8. Keep things simple. Often, the most basic design can be the most peaceful. Don’t get carried away with accessorizing and decorating your space- let things be simple and clean.
  9. Create your own sanctuary. Transform your walk in closet or rarely used guest bedroom into your own personal sanctuary. We all need somewhere to go and sit quietly, read or meditate, and having your own personal space just for relaxation can be priceless. Decorate your space with candles, soothing colors and candles for the perfect zen hideaway.
  10. Bring nature into your home. Natural features will automatically create a more peaceful atmosphere. Hang plants, find photographs or paintings of flowers and natural scenes, and create your own wall hangings with pressed flowers or leaves for a beautiful natural interior.
  11. Don’t fear comfort. Some design enthusiasts avoid throws and comfortable cushions for fear of breaking up the aesthetic of their space. Your comfort and relaxation should always be the priority when decorating your home, so incorporate cozy throws and pillows into your wider design style.
  12. Use diffusers. Aromatherapy oil diffusers can be the perfect final touch in your home. Find your favorite scent and let it keep your home smelling peaceful and calm all day long.