Our home is our sanctuary and we should treat it as such. It’s where we go after a long and difficult day at work. We take shelter in our home when we need some time alone away from the world. It’s alos a place we call our own and it makes our lives better and happier. That’s why you should aim to make it as relaxing and peaceful as possible. These tips will help you create a home you consider a personal sanctuary.
When you describe an area as peaceful and quiet it means that it doesn’t cause you stress or any other emotional state. It keeps your emotions at bay and you feel safe and calm. Clutter is the exact opposite of peace and calm. The first element that will make your home peaceful is a clutter-free environment. If you have too many objects, you need to get rid of certain items that cause clutter. Next, clear out surfaces and make room around decorative objects to remove visual clutter. The fact you have open shelves in your living room doesn’t mean you have to stuff them with objects. Also, invest in decorative boxes you-ll use to defuse clutter and store objects you use throughout your day.
Infuse warmth with scents
Scents are powerful tools used to improve our emotional state or just add warmth to our days. Just like we never leave the house before we put a few drops of our favorite perfume, we should do the same with our home. Scents can bring back the memories or simply calm us down after a long day at work. You can easily incorporate scents into your home decor to improve the soothing vibe of your home, You can use scented candles that smell great even when they aren’t lit. Another way is to use essential oils or a mixture of several and diffuse their lovely scents.
Warm an area with plants and flowers
A room without an indoor plant or fresh flowers is simply boring and seems lifeless. That’s why you should do the exact opposite – bring the outside in. Plants are natural elements that bring joy, evoke the sense of calm, beautify any room, and clear out toxins. You can even put an indoor plant into your bathroom, just make sure to pick the right kind.
Fresh flowers don’t last long but they create a luxury feel in your home so treat yourself to some fresh flowers once in a while. A beautiful vase with the flowers you adore, mixed with a scented candle will set a peaceful mood you deserve after a hard day at work.
Make your bedroom extra cozy
Your bedroom should be optimized for sleep, relaxation, and quiet time. Aim to make it a tech-free zone, work-free zone, and worry-free area. Your bedroom is where you go to recharge and replenish your energy for the next workday. That’s why you should limit the use of tech in your bedroom because it can delay sleep or disrupt the quality of it. Keep it clutter-free because clutter leads to stress. Use quality linen because you’ll feel like you’re at a five-star hotel at all times. Colors can affect our mood so create a palette of those colors that aid the sense of peace and calm in your bedroom.
Block out distractions
We live in a world full of distractions. Since we can’t eliminate things that ruin our focus or peaceful time at home, we have to learn to adapt. The outside world has a way of seeping into our sanctuary because we’re surrounded by other people. If your apartment windows are too close to another apartment building, and you don’t feel private enough, install roller blinds and block out any distractions. They’ll also block out morning sunlight for those days when you have time to sleep.
Display happy memories
Details play a big role in interior design. If you haven’t paid so much attention to details, you can use photographs you love to create a memory wall. Every time you walk by this wall or lift your gaze from a book you’re reading, you’ll feel the surge of positive emotions. Framed photographs are a great way to display happy memories. Make sure to use the same type of frames to create a theme. You can also use black and white photos and achieve the same effect. If you’re not into this, you can achieve the same effect with artwork or paint your own pieces.
Rearrange furniture for a new start
Outfit your room differently, and you’ll feel like you changed every piece of furniture. Perspective can change how we perceive things because we get bored with the same layout after a while. If you’re in need of a quick change of scenery but you don’t plan on spending a fortune on new furniture, change the layout. Even if you simply swap the sofa position by putting an armchair in the place of a sofa and vice versa, you will create a different vibe in your home. Add a few decorative pillows to add a splash of color to your old sofa. You can also add a cover or a spread of a different texture to add more layers and increase comfort levels. Whatever you choose to do, it will give you a new start and look like a new home.
Bathroom spa-like features
Our bathroom is the second lace in our home designed for relaxation and some peace and quiet. Pampering yourself with a hot bath is a treat for both men and women. Everyone deserves to feel pampered and relaxed and you can use your bathroom for this goal. Invest in quality towels and a comfy bathrobe you can slip in after your bath. Add a potted plant for a touch of greenery to evoke a state of calm. Scented candles will create a lovely vibe ideal for deep relaxation. Whereas, bath bombs can add to the experience by giving you a genuine spa vibe. Play some lovely music in the background and enjoy this self-made treat.
Create a personal space
Even though we should treat our entire home as a personal sanctuary, we can also create one within our oasis. This is especially important for those who struggle with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. A personal space designed for relaxation and meditation will level up your relaxation game. You can create a meditation corner – you’ll need a yoga mat, some candles and crystals. A place to read in peace and quiet can also work as a personal place. Either way, pick a quiet corner in your home and transform it into a personal place with a few details and props.
When we start paying attention to our home, its design, and layout we get a chance to make changes that affect our wellbeing. Finding peace and calm has never been easier if you implement our tips and transform your place into a tranquil environment.