There’s nothing better than getting home from a busy day at work and being able to kick back and chill out in your own home. But though your house may look beautiful, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the calming sanctuary you crave for. Here’s how to make your home feel more relaxing.
Getting the lighting right is one of the most important aspects of creating a comfortable space. Harsh lights will make it impossible to kick back and destress, while too dark and it will feel dull, dingy, and depressing.
Natural light is always king when it comes to illuminating a space, so let as much in as possible by uncovering your windows and removing any obstacles that are blocking them. Lamps and lanterns at different heights with softer bulbs will also help build a relaxing atmosphere, and candles are always a good bet to ease the mood and help you unwind.
Choose a Relaxing Color Scheme
Colors have been proven to have a remarkable effect on not only our mood, but also our feelings and behaviours. Color psychology has become a hot topic for interior designers aiming to get the combinations to work for the use of the space.
Instead of opting for overpowering colors like bright reds or greens, go for something more soothing. Light pastel shades like pink or blue, or neutral tones of whites and beiges will all help to calm your mind.
Get Rid of the Clutter
It’s often suggested that a messy house equals a messy mind, and in many respects this is absolutely true. Even if it’s just the pressure of feeling as though you should be doing something to tidy it up, mess can really affect your mood.
One of the best ways to deal with the problem of a messy home is to get rid of all the clutter in your spaces. By doing this you will leave yourself with a blank slate, and without clutter it’s far harder to create a mess in the first place leaving you permanently more chilled out.
Stock Up on Soft Furnishings
It’s easy to design your home to look like something out of a magazine, but that may not always be the most comfortable. A big part of relaxation is down to comfort, and the quickest and easiest way to make your home more cosy and snug is with soft furnishings.
Cushions, rugs, and throws will all give your furniture and floors an added touch of softness. Add them to any space in need of a quick comfort makeover.
Artwork helps to turn any house into a home and just like different color schemes, has been shown it can have a positive effect on our mood. Choose pieces that transport you to more peaceful places, with tranquil shades and inspirational images. Family photos that make us think of loved ones are also great for this.
We’ve got the perfect piece for you in our range here at Artzee Designs no matter what keeps you calm, whether it’s abstracts or animals. And if you want to create a stunning piece of custom canvas art from a family photo then simply use our create your own function.