Transform Your Home into a Calming Haven
Does your home make you feel happy and relaxed? If not, something needs to change! If you don’t have a place where you can unwind each day, life can quickly catch up with you. Here are some of the ways you can create a calming haven at home.
A relaxing bedroom is crucial for a good night’s sleep. Being surrounded by mess and chaos isn’t good when you’re trying to wind down. Find good storage where you can house your possessions, this makes them easy to access but means they’re not cluttering up the space. Update your bedding, and make an effort to make the bed every day. Psychologists have found that bed makers tend to be happier and more successful in their lives, so it’s a practice worth getting on board with! Painting the room in calming colours can help too. If you’ve gone with bold red, oranges, bright pink or other vivid shades, it’s worth scaling it back. White, light grey, cream or a light pastel shade will be far more soothing.
There are few things more relaxing than a soak in the tub. Your blood pressure drops, your heartbeat lowers, and stiff muscles begin to loosen- just what you need after a stressful day. Even if you don’t have the means or desire to refit a completely new bathroom, there are things you can do to improve the way it looks and make it nicer to spend time in. Over time bathrooms can look grubby due to the grout, even if they’ve just been cleaned. Use a grout tool to scrape off the top layer of grout between tiles, and then fill it back in with a new mixture. This will give the appearance of fresh new tiles! The same applies to the sealant around the bath, sink, and shower. Use a knife to prise this up, and then reapply it. This alone can give you the appearance of a new bathroom even without changing anything else! Heated towel rails are useful addition to the bathroom, as well as keeping it warm and warming your towels they provide somewhere to hang your bath towels too. Give your accessories an update too; a new shower curtain, bath mat, soap dispenser and some scented candles can bring in a fresh and clean new look. When you come to have a bath each day, you’ll be relaxing in a much better environment.
The living room is an important space to get right. It’s where you spend time connecting with family, and is a place in the home where we tend to spend a lot of time. Having big, comfy furniture is a good choice. It’s easy to go for style over substance, but finding a good balance between looks and comfort is key. Make sure there are enough seats for everyone to comfortably lounge! Piling on soft throws and pillows make everything extra cosy too.
Now that the warmer weather is on its way, the garden is the perfect place in the home to relax. You could sit outside with a glass of wine or cup of tea and read a book, or just sit and watch the wildlife. The trickling sound of water features have been shown to relieve stress, so adding one to your garden could be a good investment. Having some comfy seating out there is also important, whether it’s a patio set, bench or swing seat.
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