Home is where the heart is. Home is also the place you return to at the end of a stressful day. This is why it is so important that your home is an inviting space that encourages peace and wellness. In today’s fast-paced world, it has become incredibly difficult for people to wind down and take a moment for themselves. In today’s article, we look at how you can turn your home into an anxiety-free place of peace and wellness for you and your family. Read on to find out more.
Ambience is Key
Ambience sets the tone and mood of a room and can greatly contribute to the way you feel. This is why it is important that you pay close attention to otherwise neglected issues in your home such as air quality and temperature. Purchasing a diffuser or air purifier is an amazing way to freshen your ambience with ease. Another thing to look towards is ensuring that your home is always kept at a cosy temperature. This means keeping it warm during the winter months with a heater from Heatstrip and also keeping it cool in the summer months with the help of air conditioning or a fan. The last thing you want is to feel freezing cold, stuffy or sweaty in your home. The ambience is key.
Get Rid of Clutter
It’s hard to imagine feeling relaxed in a room that is full of clutter and items haphazardly strewn all around the place. Getting rid of unwanted clutter is one of the best ways of turning your home into a place of peace and wellness. You can start off by reorganising your belongings and getting rid of items that are no longer of use to you. Instead of throwing them away, you can donate them to local charities or give them away to friends and family. Be mindful of your space and ensure that things are well organised. A well-organised room translates to a peaceful mind.
Introduce Some Greenery
Did you know that indoor plants can reduce anxiety and stress levels? Studies have shown that including plants in your interiors can help alleviate tension, stress and improve motivation and focus. Plants also help to freshen the air by producing more oxygen during the day, allowing you to breathe easy at all times. Aside from the health benefits, plants also easily beautify a room and can add life to your spaces.
Smell Your Way to Serenity
Another component that can affect one’s mood is smell. This is why we always encourage people to freshen their homes with the help of natural air fresheners, scented candles and essential oil diffusers. Scents often have a calming and energising effect, so choose scents that transport you to a happy and serene place. Some popular options include Vanilla, Lavender, Frankincense and Eucalyptus.
Distractions such as smartphones, tablets and the television can often take the “zen” out of a room. This is why we recommend creating a distraction-free space in at least one room of your home. Switch off all unnecessary gadgets, silence your phone and leave the computer elsewhere – these are all fantastic ways to unwind and not be distracted by technology. This gives you precious time that you can spend with your family, or even just a few moments in the day to enjoy a relaxing bath on your own.
Create The Perfect Bedroom
The truth is we spend ⅓ of our lives in our bedroom, making it all that more important that we ensure it is a room where we can de-stress and relax. Make sure that your bedroom is designed to be the ultimate sanctuary for sleep by investing in a good mattress, pillows and bedding. Choose soft, hypo-allergenic sheets that allow your skin to breathe and avoid synthetic materials. Decorate your room in tranquil colours and use blockout curtains or blinds to keep all light out of your room.
Turning your home into a place of peace and wellness doesn’t have to cost a ton of money or be too complicated. We hope that this article has given you a few handy tips on how you can create your own personal zen.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.