We may not be completely aware of this, but our lives have become a vicious cycle of getting up early in the morning, barely eating breakfast, rushing to work, and coming home exhausted. Weekends are the only days we look forward to, and they’re usually not enough to restore our depleted energies.
This is why we should maximize the relaxation benefits we obtain from home. We don’t always have to spend money on expensive spa appointments just to take a break from our hectic daily lives. It only takes a bit of fun home redecorating, and our abode will feel just like the high-end spa you frequent to. You may need to splurge on some items, too, but consider it an investment, since you’re guaranteed to get exceptional benefits from them.
Let’s get started with transforming our house into a truly relaxing haven.
1. Remove Clutter
A messy home instils a sense of chaos, disrupting our relaxation time, not to mention trigger or worsen anxiety. Thus, dedicate one of your free times to de-clutter your entire home, with the extra hands of a friend or family member to make it easier and fun.
2. Replace Unsightly Items with Visually Pleasing Decor
The unsightly items you display on your coffee table, console table, shelves, and other open storage units will have to go or at least be hidden, as they’re part of the clutter that messes with your head. Replace them with pretty objects like candles, your favorite photos, fresh flowers, and greens.
3. Switch to a Neutral Color Palette
If your home’s color palette is looking painfully dark or gaudy, then it’s most probably one of the leading reasons you can’t relax. Swap that for a neutral colour palette, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the huge difference it will make. Your home will be much brighter, airy, and open.
4. Add Pops of Colors Through Accessories
Use textiles, art, and other decorative items to add a pop of color to your neutral space. Books work as a unique and practical home decor, but preferably not work-related so they won’t remind you of your job. Lay down an area rug and layer with soft textures in your living room and bedroom — and speaking of which, always make your bed after getting up in the morning, so that you’d always come home to neatly made bed.
5. Shop for Stress Relief Products
To make your home truly feel like the ultimate unwinding haven, stock up on wonderful stress relief products (that won’t become clutter over time, of course). If you have a tub, a bath bomb will surely make your dips more exciting, further enhanced by aromatherapy and candlelight. When you lie in bed or sit in a plush chair, have a free neck massage via a neck massager, or take it up a notch by investing in a superbly calming Osaki massage chair. It would be a splurge, but it’s absolutely worth it.
6. Improve Lighting
As a finishing touch, enrich your abode’s lighting. Every room has to have a variety of lights, namely natural, ambient, and task. A well-lit space instantly feels more inviting and calming, so if your place is lacking aesthetic and practical illumination, consider adding sconces, desk lamps, floor lamps, or pendants, all of which serve as both task and accent lighting. Candlelight is considered a relaxing accent lighting as well.
By following these amazing tips, you’ll no longer seek relaxation from anywhere else. Despite some of the splurges involved, it’s ultimately cost-efficient, so start redecorating your home now to get that enhanced unwinding experience as soon as possible.