How to create more calm in your home
August 24, 2021
The world outside our four walls can be hectic, we don’t hold as much control out there as we do in the comfort of our own homes, which can cause stress levels to rise. When you return home after a day of running around, you want to be able to relax, let go of tension and allow the worries to float away. However, it’s hard to do if you haven’t made your home a space that accommodates this stress-free approach to your daily routine.
We’re looking at a few ways you can take steps to create more calm in your home, allowing you to make a space where you feel truly at ease.
Allocate a tech free zone
Technology is a well known stimulant so having a place that is completely free of gadgets can help you to wind down and switch off. Many people like to make this space their bedroom, as it can help you to get a more restful night's sleep. However, it can be any room in your home that you like to spend your evenings or down time in. Replace TV and phone screens with art, books, journals and other offline activities.
Embrace the house plant
Being in nature has been proven to help us better manage stress and find a place of grounded calm, so why not bring nature into the home to get the same effect? A few house plants dotted around your home can help you to feel more connected with nature and add an extra dose of clam once you step through your front door. Some of our favourite houseplants are peace lilies for extra zen, snake plants for those who need a hardier plant and space saving succulents.
Use soft lighting
Harsh light is another stimulant that can keep our brains ticking over even when we’ve settled in for the evening. Switching from larger, brighter lights, to small softer lighting can help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere straight away. Opt for small table lamps or standing lights for larger rooms, you could even venture into the world of himalayan salt lamps for a luxury spa feel.
Indulge in decor
Add a few more carefully selected decor pieces to your home to create a cozier feel, things like scatter cushions, rugs and throws that you can keep in your sitting rooms or relaxation spaces. Opt for natural materials and textures like wood for your furniture, as this can also add a natural touch to your home. Fill your space with artwork and wall hangings that make you feel at ease and find room sprays or fragrances that relax you as soon as you smell them.
Be rid of clutter
Too much clutter in our homes can increase stress and tension carried in the body, so it’s sensible to keep clutter to a minimum. Try to find unique storage solutions, or have a clear out of all knick-knacks and trinkets that you have no emotional connection to. Getting rid of all those things you've kept 'just in case' that you're never likely to use again, can free up more space in your home to allow the energy to flow much more easily.
Having a home that we can fully relax and find calm in can be integral to a healthy wellness routine. If we can’t find calm at home it makes it hard to fully take care of ourselves, so have a look around and see what changes you could make to help you feel more at ease in your own space.
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