Decorating Ideas

Achieving an inner calm and peace has been a goal since the dawn of time and beginning of humanity. Things aren’t that much different today in this regard. Constant movements and calls to action that everyday situations require can increase the stress levels in our bodies. That’s why it’s so important to have that sanctuary and safe haven which serves as a resting place at least at our homes.

Things like work, commuting, shopping, meeting different people can all lead to burnout. We offer you some guidance on how to create that sought out relaxing atmosphere at your place of residence.



Calm Home


Declutter and Get Things Organized

If you feel like your place is too clogged up with stuff, you should seriously consider re-organizing things. Sometimes it’s enough only to keep things neat, in order to feel less stressed out. In case you’re living a more hectic or chaotic lifestyle, make sure that you have a piece of mind at least at the place where you rest your head.
One way to keep things shipshape is to set up a weekly cleaning plan that everyone will follow. That way you won’t feel overwhelmed by chores or the things that have been piling up for ages. Instead, you’ll get a chance to enjoy the quality time spent at home and unwind after a hard day.

Add Plants (That Won’t Eat Up Space)

There are very little things in life which can loosen an individual more than spending time in nature. Since it is so hard to achieve this, we strongly recommend you to bring nature to your home. Put as many plants as you feel comfortable with, and make sure not to go overboard, especially if you’re living in a smaller place. You don’t want to clutter the space again, once you’ve made efforts to get rid of some of the stuff that’s been in your way.
Adding plants will definitely help you feel more relaxed and free from tension and anxiety overall. The green colour is considered to relieve stress for a good reason.


Plants inside a Home


Choose the Right Tones and Colors For the Walls

Speaking of colours, another great way to bring calm into your home is to choose the right tones for your walls. An entire place can liven up in no time if you pick more appeasable and soothing colours.
Since this is rather personal, the best advice is to follow your own agenda and feelings in general. Not all colours are suitable for everyone, but a general rule of thumb here is that warmer colours tend to bring more tranquillity to the place. Just make sure to pick the quality painting services and avoid the unnecessary additional stress caused by an unprofessional painting job.

Limit the Use of Tech

Various gadgets and technology are your ’friends’ which make things easier during the day, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t put them away in the evenings. Moreover, being constantly online makes you stressed out even more than you’d normally be.
Evenings should be reserved for some quality family time, and face to face interactions. You can even add another rule here, like ’no phones at the dinner table’. You’ll soon realize how much more relaxed you actually feel during these hours. As a result, your sleep is also likely to improve.

Find Time For Yourself

Doing the things we love every day (even if it’s only for a limited amount of time), is essential to our overall well-being. Spending time with friends and family is great, and you should do this on a regular basis, but you also need to have some ’me-time’ in order to feel completely calm.
Your home is the best place for this, and that’s why you should associate it with the sense of leisure, recreation, mental repose, and the restoration of equilibrium. Find hobbies that are fulfilling and gratifying and dedicate the time for them each evening.


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In Summary

There truly isn’t a place like home: that is why you want to feel as comfortable as you can while you’re spending your precious free time in there. You don’t want to bring home the negative feelings that you might be experiencing throughout the day. And even if you do, you want your house or apartment to cheer you up the moment you arrive.
The way to achieve this is by decluttering and organizing neatly the stuff at your home, adding plants that won’t take too much room, choosing the right colours for your walls, limiting the use of technology, and by finding some time for yourself.


Author's Bio: Mia Johnson is an Australia based writer with a handsome portfolio of articles related to home improvement and DIY projects. Her zeal is to empower readers to bring out their dusty toolbox and get creative!

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