5 Ways to Create a Calm Living Space in Your Home

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The recent Coronavirus outbreak has been an extremely stressful and upsetting time for us all. Now that the lockdown is easing slightly, more and more people are starting to go back to work, which on the one hand is great but on the other, it is causing people a lot of stress. It is such a shock to the system having so much time off and then being thrown in at the deep end. This is why it is so important to create a calming atmosphere at home to switch off, unwind, and relax. These are some simple tips on how to create a tranquil, serene space in your home.

Light

The key aspect to any room in a home is light. Letting more light in will open up the space and can lift spirits immediately. Instead of having clumpy, outdated curtains or blinds, bay window shutters are a great way to make the room feel more homely and elegant. You can control the amount of light coming into the room yourself whilst still maintaining privacy. The Oxford Shutter Company offers beautiful bespoke shutters in a variety of different styles. Another great aspect of having shutters is that on those chillier nights, they create a barrier between the window and the room so that you can feel cosy and warm.

Plants

Houseplants have been proven to reduce stress and lift moods. Adding natural elements of life into your space will automatically make it a peaceful environment to be in. Not only do houseplants boost your mood, but they’re also very beneficial health-wise. The plants absorb toxins from the air, including carbon monoxide, which occurs when there is a lack of oxygen. Plants then breathe fresh oxygen back into the air, allowing you to improve your health.

Fragrance

Fragrances are so simple but they can be the make or break of a space. Imagine coming into your home after a long stressful day and being greeted by the smell of your bins and food waste. You may now be used to the smell so don’t think it’s a problem, but trust me on this, try adding a luxurious smelling fragrance to your room and you will not regret it. Scented candles are a great addition to a home – they let out a gentle, low flickering light that allows the body and mind to relax.

Personalise your space

Bringing photographs or objects that have meaning to you into your space is such an effective way to make your home feel so cosy and to really make it your own. Memories of loved ones are such a special thing to hold on to, so why not display them around your home to spark joy and love into each room you walk into. Some picture frames that match the theme of your room or drawings on the fridge from younger family members instantly makes a home feel homely.

Textures

Adding textures into a room can make it feel warming and soft. By simply adding a rug, for example, can lift the feeling of the room so that it’s a snug space to chill out after a long day. Furthermore, using natural-looking storage solutions like baskets is a great way to add texture to a room too. Try adding some blankets and patterned cushions; they will not only add interest to the room but also come in handy for those relaxing movie nights on the sofa!

Using these simple tips and tricks will instantly create a wonderful calm atmosphere to your home. Leave all your troubles at your doorstep, make your home your own personal space of serenity.

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