Our homes serve many purposes. On a basic level, they provide shelter, safety, and warmth, but they’re so much more than that. They’re where we make memories with our families and celebrate many of life’s special occasions. They’re where we recuperate, rest, and restore ourselves after a long day so that we are ready to get back out there and face whatever the world throws at us. And relaxation is so important for both mental and physical health, so transforming our homes into a place where we can thoroughly kick back and rest can be highly beneficial. Here are a few ways you can do it across the different rooms in your house.
The living room is always going to be one of the most well-used rooms in the home. It’s the main shared family space and most likely the place where you all socialize and sit together. But it’s also a great place to relax, from a movie or game nights with friends, or watching tv with the family. It’s somewhere you can reconnect with your partner, what could be better than a good Netflix box set, some Delta 9 gummies to relax, and a takeaway? Set up this area so that it’s perfect for kicking back- large sectional sofas and additional occasional chairs for extra guests that pop by. Comfy beanbags and seating that can double up as footstools can be fantastic choices. A big tv and a good sound system, and cozy extras like cushions, fluffy throws, and blackout curtains to block out any light when needed.
From sleeping in on the weekend to lounging around with a book, your bedroom space should always feel cozy and comfortable. Try to dedicate this room to relaxing, if possible move things like desks and exercise equipment elsewhere. If it’s been more than eight years since you had a new mattress then invest in a new one for better comfort and healthier sleep. Deep cleaning your room and replacing things like old pillows and duvets can improve the air quality and lead to an overall nicer environment. If you decorate in calming, neutral colors you can add some pops of color and interesting features with decorative items without it looking too full-on or distracting.
There are few things more relaxing than submerging yourself in warm water, whether that be in the bath or shower. It can reduce blood pressure, help to ease tense muscles, and generally provide a quiet space where you can clear your mind each day. While a full bathroom makeover can be expensive, there are some things you can do to improve the space. A new bath mat, fluffy towels, and some luxurious products will all make bath and shower time extra relaxing. Why not treat yourself?!
How have you made your home a more relaxing place to be?