Our homes serve as the refuge from the working world of news, politics, earning money, entertainment and errands we have to run. Where else can you feel truly, competently and brilliantly relaxed than in your own home? A beach in a foreign country might serve in somewhat the same way, but it’s never truly as good as home can be.
The phrase ‘home is where the heart is,’ didn’t spring up from a vacuum. However, some homes can be more comforting than others. It’s likely that you’ve walked into homes of your friends, family or acquaintances and have thought ‘this could be more homely.’ Of course, tastes are always different, and what will be more comfortable for one person will be completely irritating for another.
You also might find that your children who are toddlers are making it difficult to craft the serene home space you might be used to. Toys thrown haphazardly all over the floor might take a good portion of your recreation time to place back in the right areas, and this might lend itself to a difficult time relaxing. However, with the following awesome ambiance tips, you can be sure that you’ll stay as relaxed as is possible within your space.
How the lighting in your room is structured contributes wholeheartedly to the mood your room has. Lights that are unintrusive, too weak for the size of the room or that gives off a stifling color can make the room seem dismal, depressing and even worse than these, smaller than it actually is.
Lighting that is offensive, too bright or too clinical can make a room seem unwelcoming and harsh. Striking the right balance between where your room is lit, how the light travels and what the lighting fixture looks like can make a room seem welcoming, inviting and warm. It can also help you complement the colors of the walls or furniture. Your home lighting says a lot about the home you like to operate, and how relaxing it can be. If you are in any doubt that the lighting is contributing to your comfort within the home, be sure to optimize it within the parameters of your taste.
Plants can help with stress reduction, and this has been proven by science. A house with greenery is a house that is homely. Be sure to water it often, and steer clear of false planting ornaments, because upon closer inspection they can look tacky and detract from the beauty of your home. Consider bringing in a catci or bonsai tree that is easy to maintain, and the maintenance of which can lead to a relaxing activity in itself.
Water fixtures allow you to relax. The sound of water is intrinsically purifying. It’s why rain is reportedly the most comforting weather condition there is. Consider adding a small aquarium or fish tank, or a small water feature ornament in the corner of your home to give that slow trickle sound that can help you feel zen and meditative.
The wall color inside your property contributes to how the light travels, plus it has a real psychological impact, for better or worse, within the comfort of the living space. Consider bright, airy colors like a comforting beige or a light blue. This will help you feel mellow. Steer clear of harsh colors like reds, oranges, and pinks. You are more likely to want to relax then feel energized by your home space, so apply the correct colors based on your taste and what you think will work best.
The only problem you’ll have after implementing these home solutions will be getting motivated enough to veer away from your relaxation and run your errands. There are worse problems to have.