Ways To Create A Relaxing Home
Written By: Sprinkles of Style
Your home is a place you can call your sanctuary. It's your place of rest and relaxation - you should instantly feel calm when you walk through the door and sitting down for the evening after a day of work or when you're relaxing with family and friends over the weekend.
In this post, we're sharing five ways to help create a relaxing home environment.
Make It Comfortable
Nothing beats coming home from a long hard and tiring day at work to an exceptionally comfortable armchair which you can slump into and catch up on your favourite TV series.
Depending on the type of feeling you like, a firmer chair will have a foam cushion whereas a softer seat may have a full-feather filling. It's good to check out brands like Arlo & Jacob armchairs for a variety of large, small, classic and contemporary designs - available in a variety of fabrics and colours of your choice.
Add some blankets, throws or cushions for extra comfort and style!
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
Sometimes, it's the simplest of changes which can be the most effective around your home. If your home is full of clutter, books, products and items - investing in storage will instantly help to reduce the stress of feeling untidy.
By hiding your clutter out of sight will help you to forget about it but at the same time, as you're tidying the space, you're also organising the room and accessories - placing your prized possessions around your home.
A smart sideboard like this chevron version from Atkin & Thyme is a beautiful storage option - it'll hide everything out of sight whilst giving your home a lovely chic finish.
This is Layla's favourite thing for the home - creating a beautiful atmosphere with ambient lighting and accessories.
Set the mood for relaxation with candles and beautifully scented room diffusers by placing the around the home. Room diffusers can be added to shelving and windowsills whilst candles can be dotted on coffee tables and open spaces.
Soft, subtle lighting helps to make any room in the home feel tranquil whilst scents can transport you to places around the world - cosy retreats or white sandy beaches.
The White Company have a wide selection of scented candles, home sprays and diffusers - lavender and sandalwood offer relaxing properties.
Heavy blackout curtains may not be the most obvious way of creating a relaxing home environment but you'd be surprised at the difference they can make - also helping to keep your home warm too.
The thicker fabric not only helps retain the warmth but helps with reducing noise from the streets (depending on where you live) giving your room a cosy vibe.
Opt for darker, rich tones which will again help to create a lovely atmosphere in your home - choose materials which will add a luxury touch to your home. It's worth checking out places like Hillarys which have a range of designs, colours, styles and lengths to suit every home.
Bring The Outside In
Bring the outside in. According to the website Psychology Today, introducing plants into your living space can have a plethora of health benefits which include lowering your blood pressure, increasing attentiveness and most importantly - lowering your stress levels and anxiety.
If your living room is lacking with greenery - check out the selection of indoor houseplants available at Crocus.
So, there we have a few ways to make your home much more relaxing and it's easy to do - no matter your style or budget, this is something everyone can do in their home.
It makes such a difference when you're able to relax in a comfortable, calming home and we hope this will give those who love interior design something to do this weekend. 🙂
Sprinkles of Style