After a hard day of work, there’s nothing better than coming back to the house, putting your feet up and winding down after all the stresses of the last few hours.
Of course, it helps if you have a relaxing environment to come home to, and that’s often dictated by the way you have designed, accessorised and maintained your house.
Here are four key elements to making sure every room of the house is more zen than zoo.
Love Your Lighting
Lighting plays a huge part in the appearance of your home, both in how it highlights the space in your home and setting a relaxing tone.
Each room should have a good source of natural light in it so you can fill the room with sunshine during the day – research has proven that natural lighting helps us be happier, calmer, healthier and more productive.
Swift Direct Blinds provide a range of lighting solutions for every room, meaning you can take full control of how much light each room is getting as and when you please.
Appeal to Your Senses
Colour makes a huge difference in the mood of a home, so use it to set the tone in each room as you feel fit. Cool blues and greys will create a calming atmosphere, while darker shades of red will give you a cosier space, meaning you can set a different vibe for every section of your house.
Different aromas can also have a powerful effect on your state of mind, so invest in some pretty candles that are scented to your tastes. Not only will they make the place smell good, but they’ll also provide aesthetically pleasing lighting on an evening.
Adding some greenery to your home is a great way to both boost your interior design and add some calming, fresh character to a space. The good thing about plants is how versatile they are, from tiny and quirky succulents sat on open shelving to statement floor and ceiling plants which are the standout feature in a room.
Improve your air quality as well as your emotional state by incorporating a bit of foliage in the living room or add some nature to the kitchen with a few smaller plants sat by the window.
Clutter Free is Stress Free
The negative implications of a messy home for your mental wellbeing should not be ignored, indeed an untidy home is a key dictator of our mood and hampers our motivation, causes arguments and damages our social lives.
On the flipside to that, cleaning the house actually helps to release endorphins (our happy hormone) into the brain, offers a sense of achievement and encourages productivity.
It’s true that a decluttered house equals a decluttered mind, so make sure your relaxing spaces are clean and tidy as well as beautifully designed.
Creating a relaxing home can be as simple as doing a whip around with the vacuum and putting things away or adding a few candles and plants to set the mood. It’s up to you to add items that match your personality, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to create an environment that works for you.
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