Transform Your Home into a Relaxed Haven
by David Smith
Your home should be a place you can escape to and shield yourself from life's frustrations. To increase your tranquility, you can transform your home into a haven where you can retreat if you need to release stress or simply relax.
You don't need the services of an interior decorator or Feng Shui designer to accomplish the atmosphere of relaxation and comfort you want for your home. Instead, you can easily turn your home into the haven you desire by doing some minor adjustments on your own.
Try these easy and effective ways to convert your home from a simply livable space into your own personal retreat:
Turn your bedroom into the ultimate sanctuary. This room should feel like the safest space with the most comfortable pillows and year-round comforters. All your frustrations are left outside this space (box by the door). Your bedroom décor should welcome you in, and your pillows and bedding should invite you to rest and allow you to be swaddled in comfort.
Enhance the beauty of your home with natural elements. Beautifying a space is a great way to make it warm, comforting, and inviting. And those feelings can effectively be achieved if you include natural elements as part of your home's décor. Here are some ways you can incorporate nature for an instant feel of relaxation:
- Get flowering plants for your bedroom balcony or back patio.
- Set up wind chimes in locations that catch the breezes during the day.
- Install a fish tank and fill it with aquatic life.
Install light dimming controls. Instead of spending money to convert a single room in your home to a center for relaxation, why not install light dimming controls in every room? With these controls, you can easily change the ambience in any room of your home and instantly achieve comfort and relaxation! Additionally, dimming your lights in the evening before bed helps you sleep better. It mimics the natural rhythms of the day.
Paint your private space a soothing color. Whether you like to retreat to your bedroom, bathroom or living room, changing the paint color on the walls can instantly convert your private space into a haven. For a soothing effect, you could use shades of blue on the walls. You'll instantly feel the calm energy when you walk into the space.
Use aromatherapy. Aromatic scents can infuse a sense of calm in your mood. Try these methods of filling your home with pleasing, relaxing scents:
- Scented candles that you can buy in any grocery or department store
- Flowering plants that have natural aromas
- Aromatic herbs like lavender that could be placed in aromatherapy diffusers
- Incense burners
Get a recliner. A reclining chair is beneficial in relaxing you and a great addition to any space! When you get home from a tough day at the office, spend some time relaxing in your recliner. You'll be surprised at how much help it can be, especially if you get one with:
- Massaging capabilities
- Comfortable headrests
- Cup holders so you can sip on your favorite beverage while relaxing
- Pockets to hold your favorite magazine as well as the television remote
These are only some of the easy ways you can turn your home into a haven for relaxation. And the best part is that you can actually make these minor changes, adjustments and additions on your own.
There's no need to get professional help from an outside source. You alone know what you need to feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Let your home bring you a peaceful feeling every time you step into it!