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    How To Create A Calming and Relaxing Home

    How To Create A Calming and Relaxing Home

    We all lead busy and often stressful lives; we spend our days navigating complicated relationships, work pressures, social expectations and juggling the events in our jam-packed calendars.

    So having a home to return back to each day that feels relaxing and enables us to unwind is so important. Proper rest and rejuvenation is essential to both mental and physical health and allows us to restore so we can get back out there and tackle whatever life throws at us.

    Is your living space providing you with what you need? Here are a few suggestions for creating a more relaxing home.


    A cluttered environment can be overwhelming and stressful. Take some time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. This will help create a sense of calm and order in your space. If you don’t know where to start, or generally need some help when it comes to maintaining a clean, decluttered home then consider calling in a professional. A company like can ensure you always return home to a clean and calm environment.

    Utilise Colour Psychology

    Certain colours have been shown to have a calming effect on the mind. Consider incorporating natural shades of blue and green, as well as soft pastels like lavender into your decor. Shades like red should be avoided in bedrooms, it’s well worth looking into colour psychology before you next go shopping for paint colours.

    Add comfortable seating

    Having a comfortable place to sit and relax is important for creating a soothing atmosphere in your home. Consider investing in a comfortable sofa or armchair, and ensure there’s enough seating for guests if you like to have people over for movie nights, dinner parties and other social gatherings.

    Use soft lighting

    Soft lighting can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. Consider switching out harsh overhead lights for table lamps or floor lamps that can be dimmed. Candles can also be a great way to add a relaxed glow to your space.

    Incorporate natural elements

    Bringing elements of nature into your home can help create a sense of calm. Natural wood furniture, wicker and rope details all work well. You can also bring in natural elements by displaying items such as shells or rocks, if you’ve collected these kinds of things on trips away then find a nice tray and arrange them.

    Create a dedicated relaxation area

    If you have the space, consider creating a dedicated relaxation area in your home. This could be a cosy reading nook, a hammock or a swing, a yoga or meditation space. If you have a spare room, basement or garage space you could go with a man cave with your favourite games and a mini bar.

    Use the right scents

    Incorporating scents can help to create a relaxing atmosphere. You could use essential oils, scented candles, or potpourri to create a calming ambiance in your home

    Add plants

    Plants can have a calming effect on the mind and can also help purify the air in your home. Consider adding a few low-maintenance plants such as succulents. Even if you’re not green-fingered they’re easy to keep alive and bring so many benefits to your home. Even if you prefer to keep your decor quite minimal, plants add colour and texture without looking fussy.

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