In these trying times, we have to find our own tiny spaces of the world to relieve stress and daily pressure. And since many places are still closed or operating at a minimum capacity- salons, museums, and restaurants- making our home inviting became more crucial than ever.
Therefore, it’s not surprising to know that people are starting to transform their homes, focusing on wellness, health, and self-care. At this point in our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to accept a new way of living that promotes staying at home more often as a way to escape the outside world.
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Let’s talk about a few tips on transforming your home into a sanctuary. Whether you’re living in a 5-bedroom house or a tiny city apartment, there are several ways to instill a touch of calmness in every corner of your home.
You may already have a soothing color palette in your home, but you can still soften them even more by adding natural materials. Concrete, white-washed wood, cork, and seagrass are some elements you can add to the common areas. You may also want to add crystals like selenite and quartz to make the spaces cozier. Using these materials inside your home is the best way to welcome the outdoor in the most subtle way.
Good lighting can make a huge difference. You can live in a tiny apartment with cramped space, but everything will look better with good lighting. Lighting has the power to energize and soothe any area- from the bathroom to the bedroom and the living room.
Create a soft glow in any space of your home by considering dimmer switches. You can also use light bulbs that can change hues through a mobile device.
Ambiance of Tranquility
If you haven’t considered scented candles or humidifiers and essential oils yet, now is the time to do so. These things can turn any space in your home into something serene. Some of the best essential oils to use at home are lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and ylang-ylang.
There’s something therapeutic about having a diffuser with relaxing essential oils at home. They have the power to set the tone of your home and make it feel peaceful. Some oils are perfect for specific purposes. For instance, peppermint essential oil is the ideal scent to use if you need to brainstorm, make big decisions, or speak to your trusted life coach about what you want to achieve.
It will also be nicer if you try to stay close to nature, despite your home’s circumstances. You don’t have to exert too much effort, especially if you live in a building, but inviting nature is doable. For example, place a few pots of plants on your terrace, where you can have your coffee in the morning and contemplate your plans for the day. Placing a few small plants in your bedroom is also a great idea.
Feed Your Eyes
Take a moment to look at the inside of your home. Do you like what you see? In general, we feel calmness and tranquility when we want the things we see. Think of it as how you feel whenever you see flowers and rainbows. That is how you should feel whenever you enter your house.
Depending on your preferences, place things inside your home that would make you feel happy. It could be a painting, fresh flowers in a vase, or an accent wall with vibrant color. Incorporate your interests in your home’s design so you’ll always feel happy about the things you see around.
The most important thing to transform your home into a haven is to keep things organized. If you have a lot of things in your home that are taking up too much space, it’s time to declutter. Let go of the things you’re not using anymore and organize everything you want to keep.
The Benefits of Creating a Calm Home
Finding tranquility in the outside world these days is a bit challenging. That’s why creating a calm and peaceful home is essential. Here are the other benefits of a calm home:
Take the coming new year as an opportunity to give your home the transformation it deserves. And make sure to integrate the tips mentioned above so you can create a harmonious and peaceful environment that your family will enjoy.