Do you feel like the stress you feel at work continues once you get home? Are you unable to unwind and relax on an evening? If so, this could be because your home isn’t allowing you to do so. If your home does not have a relaxing design, it is time to make some changes. Read on for some top tips to help you get started.
Leave yourself soothing reminders – It is often the small things that make the biggest difference. Leave yourself cues around the property that create a tranquil and peaceful feeling. This could be anything from a piece of art that incorporates the word ‘breathe’ to a seashell from a vacation. Small things like this can create a serene environment.
Let the light in – Natural light can make a monumental difference. Once you let the sunlight shine through, you may find that all of your other problems evaporate. Daylight helps us to think great thoughts and boosts our mood.
De-clutter – Now is the perfect time to get rid of all clutter. There is nothing more headache-inducing than being surrounded by loads of random things. The best way to get rid of all this clutter is to separate everything into three piles. The first is the ‘must keep’ pile. The second is the ‘would be nice to keep’ pile. And, the third is the ‘throw away’ pile. Chuck away everything in the last pile, and repeat the process until your house feels de-cluttered. For the things that you have decided to keep, invest in some storage solutions so that all of these items are not on display and your home feels organized.
Add a plant or small vase of flowers to every room – By consistently keeping plants or fresh flowers all over the house, you add a touch of serenity and beauty all of the time. This is a lot cheaper than you may think. You can easily pick up a bouquet from the supermarket and split it up into smaller bunches.
Invest in comfortable seating options – Let’s face it; if you cannot get comfortable when you are sitting down, you’re not going to be able to relax? It is important to have plenty of comfy seating options in your home and to have a variety too. So, for your living room, look for a sofa, armchair, and such like online. That way, you can chill on the sofa when you are watching TV or snuggle into the beanbag when reading a book.
Organize your porch or hallway – The entryway in your home needs to be organized. Everything should have its own place. After all, a calming vibe needs to begin from the very moment you set foot in your house. Restlessness and disarray can spread throughout your home if you have a cluttered foyer.
Keep your home clean – Finally, make sure your home is tidy and clean. It will be much more enjoyable to be in, and it will help to keep your stress levels low.