Home is a State of Mind
Finding tranquility in the modern world can be difficult. The daily stresses we have to deal with have many of us yearning for a place where we can get away from it all. Fortunately, there is a long-term solution for that, and it doesn’t require spending money on trips to exotic destinations. You can create your own oasis right here, in the comfort of your own home for the whole family to enjoy.
Need more convincing? Here’s how making your home more peaceful, cozy, or, as Danes say it, hyggelig, can help with your and your family’s well-being.
Fewer distractions means more ability to focus
Have you noticed how most spaces you can see nowadays tend to lean towards minimalism? The reason behind this is the understanding of clutter as chaos, and how mess affects our psychological processes. The more physical clutter you surround yourself with, the more chaotic and stressful it is to function in such an environment.
Don’t let your stuff overload your senses. Start by decluttering your home and removing anything that doesn’t have a purpose. Tackle your overloaded closets, store anything you’re not currently using, and consider donating or selling the items you no longer need. Be mindful of the things you surround yourself – it will ultimately determine your state of mind.
A less stressful environment where you can relax and unwind
When it comes to designing a peaceful and cozy environment, there is an important design element you’ll have to consider – colors. They can largely determine the state of mind we find ourselves in, so it pays to learn a thing or two about color psychology.
Shades of red, orange and yellow tend to liven up a room, but they can also be overly stimulating. Instead of going for bolder colors, choose a color palette that is more soothing to the eye. Earthy tones are often used for places like spas, salons, and yoga studios, and any other place that strives to achieve a calming, relaxing vibe. Consider hues such as white, beige, gray, tan, or taupe, and use a couple of different nuances and degrades of color you like to achieve a perfectly cohesive design that exudes an air of serenity and sophistication.
A cozy space infused with serenity, harmony, and balance
Another feature that accompanies some of the coziest spaces is the use of a variety of natural materials. The reason for that is the fact that natural elements appear warmer, and therefore cozier, infusing interiors with warmth and calmness.
One way to achieve this is to keep your furnishings simple and minimalistic. Go for clean lines and select items with little or no ornamentation. As for the decoration, stick with natural materials such as linen for pillows and curtains and wool for blankets and throws. Pay attention to your flooring as well – wooden flooring looks particularly attractive, especially when it’s covered with quality wool rugs that provide an additional feeling of softness and comfort. Natural elements you bring into your home will infuse your space with harmony and balance, and make it overall easier for you to relax.
Better mood and more positive energy
You know the feeling you get when you’re spending time in nature? You’re surrounded by greenery, plants, natural scents and sounds that fill you with positive energy and put you in a better mood. Why not recreate this feeling in your own home?
Plants and greenery have the ability to bring in calmness and good vibes wherever they’re placed. The soothing green hues and luscious, fragrant blossoms serve as a beautiful decoration for your home, and they also purify indoor air and provide your living space with oxygen. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still find low-maintenance plants such as Bonsai Ficus that will beautify your living space without requiring special care.
A pleasant environment for getting a good night’s sleep
The amount of light we receive throughout the day has a significant impact on how well we sleep. Because of this correlation between light and our built-in clocks, it’s important to create an environment that will help us distinguish between day and night more easily.
A home that gets plenty of natural light will help set our circadian rhythm and promote physical and mental well-being. At night, rely on scented candles to light up your home and create a soothing environment, perfect after a long day at work or school.
Creating your own sanctuary to relax and unwind in is a great way to practice self-care. The tips above will help you design a space that oozes with peace, tranquility, and good vibes, and create a perfectly relaxing environment in your family home.