Here, in this comprehensive guide to creating a tranquil space at home, we’ll give you some tips and tricks that will make you feel relaxed as soon as you step through the door. Take a look and see what you can do!
If you don’t want to care for real plants and flowers, there are fake flowers that can look just as good. However, you may not get quite the same benefits as with the real deal!
2. Choose A Relaxing Colour Scheme
The key to feeling relaxed at home is to select a relaxing colour scheme. You can pick your palette using the colour wheel, where you will easily be able to find complementary and contrasting colours.
However, you should also look up the moods of colours to help you to decide what to incorporate. Colours like green and blue for example, are associated with nature and hugely relaxing. Colours like red can be too energetic and tend to signify danger.
3. Make Sure You Consider Comfort Before Aesthetics
You want your home space to be as tranquil as possible, so make sure you consider comfort before aesthetics. Obviously you want things in your home to look good, but it’s no use selecting a sofa purely on looks when you want to be comfortable sitting in it. Comfort should come first, aesthetics second.
4. Have Areas Without Technology
Make sure you have ‘no technology zones’ and be strict about sticking to them - even with guests. Obviously you will need certain types of technology in other rooms in your home, and that’s fine. However, you definitely do not need technology in every area.
You shouldn’t have technology in the bedroom especially, as it can disrupt your sleep. If there’s a space you like to read in, avoid having technology there too. Being around technology all the time can seriously disrupt our sleeping patterns and even our mood.
5. Incorporate Plenty Of Texture
Texture is key to creating a cosy space. If your home looks flat or dull, then you need more texture. It’s that simple! You can incorporate more texture by buying lots of different pillows, layering your rugs, adding throws, and doing other things that help to perk the place up.
6. Get The Help Of A Professional If You Don’t Know Where To Start
If you’re unsure of where to start creating your tranquil space, consider hiring a professional interior designer or decorator. There are a number of professionals you could call in depending on the jobs you want to do. If you can’t afford a pro, there are options. You may be able to set up a payment plan, or look at an option like Guarantorloans.com. You can do it yourself of course, but you’ll want to take your time and ensure you have a solid plan that you’re happy with in place before going ahead. If not, you could end up buying a bunch of materials and making changes that are hard to reverse.
7. Make It Smell Delicious
If you want a perfectly tranquil space, you also want to make your space smell delicious. You should aim to delight all of the senses when creating your tranquil home! Soy candles are much better than regular candles, as regular candles tend to contain toxins while soy candles don’t. They also smell fabulous. If you prefer, wax melts can also be a great option.
Aromatherapy is another wonderful option as it not only smells great, it’s said to be good for health. For example, lavender oil can help sleep, while orange oil can lift mood. They all have their own amazing purpose, so try it and see how you feel after incorporating it!
8. Create An Altar
Many people like to create a bit of a ‘sacred’ altar at home. At this altar they do things like list things they are grateful for, count their blessings, visualize good things coming, and more. You can include candles here, your favourite crystals, a cushion to meditate, and anything else you see fit. It can look super pretty in a room at the very least.
9. Focus On Creating A Relaxing Bedroom
Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s essential that it is as relaxing as possible so that you can drop off and get the sleep that you deserve. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider:
10. Work On Conquering Your Clutter
Conquering clutter throughout the whole house can help to ease your mind. Clutter in the home is often a sign of clutter in the brain, so consider what’s going on with you before you take on this clean up. Here are some pointers that could help you to declutter:
This step may not be for everybody, but if you’re a big believer in bad energy, then you want to make sure you remove that energy periodically. Cleansing your home can be done in a few ways, such as by burning Sage and making your way slowly around the house with it. It can be good to cleanse your home after an argument, after you’ve had guests, or whenever you feel like it.
12. Let In Some Natural Light
Natural light is a natural mood booster and can also help with productivity. Let it into the areas that matter so you’re not bathing in artificial light 24/7.
13. Use Music
Music is another great way to feel relaxed. Whether you listen to Enya or whale noises doesn't matter. Put on some music that helps you to de-stress and enjoy.
14. Leave Yourself Reminders To Relax Around The Home
All around your house, plant little reminders that help you to feel relaxed. For example, a souvenir from your last holiday, some word art telling you to ‘breathe’, or even a computer password that reminds you to slow down! All of these things combined can help to create a peaceful environment and allow you to better relax.
15. Tackle Those Little Tasks You’ve Been Putting Off
We’re all guilty of putting off certain tasks every now and again, but they can begin weighing heavy on our shoulders if we’re not careful. For example, if there are DIY tasks you’ve been putting off, just schedule a little time this weekend to get them done. You’ll feel so much better that you’ve done them, and you won’t be running the risk of them getting worse and costing even more time and money later on down the line. Get to your to-do list now!
16. Be Extra Careful With Your To Do List
Speaking of to do lists, make sure you’re selective with yours. Many people get tempted to put absolutely everything they think they have to do that day on their to do list, but this can get stressful, especially if you don’t complete all the tasks. Unless an item absolutely 100% has to be done today, don’t include it. You’ll only stress yourself out and feel worse if you don't get it finished. Anything you finish apart from the ‘essentials’ should just be considered a bonus.
Are you ready to create the most perfect tranquil space in your home? Which of these tips are you going to use to make it happen? Leave a comment below - we’d love to hear your thoughts!