The home should be your den, your haven, and your sanctuary where you can close your doors to the stresses of the world and slip into an environment perfectly suited to your own relaxation. However, that’s not always what happens. Families can stressful, and there are plenty of other tips on how to deal with them, but even the home environment can be more of a hindrance than a help. Here, we’re going to look at how you transform your home, so it becomes the center of revitalization that you need.
Let It Breathe
The sense of cleanliness and freshness is very important in the home. If it’s too dark, it can claustrophobic and closed in. If it feels dirty, it can be a constant distraction that urges you to clean it even if it’s technically clean. When decorating the home, make sure you take into account the amount of natural and artificial light you let in and the size of the room. If it’s a bigger room with a lot of light, dark colors can be okay but if it’s smaller, brighter shades better maximize the light already in there. Avoid clutter when possible, too. If you don’t always have the time for a thorough clean, then place hamper baskets around the home that provide easy, quick storage to tidy it when you don’t have the time. Take a more minimalist approach to décor, too, getting rid of any excessive ornaments or furniture that serve no purpose and might only serve as a distraction, instead.
Find Your Comfort
A sense of tactile comfort within the home is very important, too. Hardwood floors and slick surfaces might look good and make it easier to maintain, but it’s important to pair them with a little softness like using rugs. Having a comfy spot to relax is important, too. Beyond your regular seating, it’s a good idea to have something like FoMBAG in your bedroom that you can just sink into and take the stress off your body. Even in more serious spaces like the home office, make sure that your seat offers you proper support so you’re not stressing your back, leading to further stressing your head.
Engage the Senses
Touch and vision are obvious changes you can make to the home, but you can go even further. Aromatherapy is a well-proven method of fighting stress and Zen scent diffusers can make sure your home always smells fresh and calming. Houseplants can do the same thing and are well known for their stress-busting properties. But sound can play an important role, too. You can soundproof the home, but you can also add sounds that much more comforting. Water features both in the garden and the interior can create a soothing soundscape, as well as masking sound that filters in from outside.
Every aspect of the home should work to relax you, from the comfort it offers to the cleanliness and light and even how it engages your senses. If you’re having trouble with stress, try the tips above and make some real changes to the home.