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5 Ways You Can Create A Relaxing Home

With ever-expanding schedules and to-do lists, a lot of people tend to spend more time at work, running errands and travelling than they do in the their homes. The daily hustle and bustle of life can be stressful and overwhelming, so we need to be finding or creating a sanctuary which allows us to relax and unwind at the end of the day and our homes are the perfect solution.

Your home should be a place which nurtures you, not cause you stress or leave you feeling exhausted. An unorganized, cluttered home which is full of chaos cannot be relaxing. Keeping your home tidy and organized will naturally make it a much more relaxing and peaceful space for you to enjoy and this will only provide benefits for other aspects of your life.

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If you are not able to relax at home, then you will only carry the stresses from one day into the next and you’ll find that this affects your sleeping pattern, work-life and general well being. Therefore, it is important that you focus on creating a relaxing home.

De-clutter regularly

Clutter and mess have sneaky ways of creeping up on you so that, before you know it, it becomes distracting and instills a sense of disorder and chaos into your home. If you have a cluttered bedroom, you may notice that you are struggling to get to sleep or enjoy the space. This is because, although we don’t realize, clutter has an impact on our subconscious and even just living within it has an effect on our mood.

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Be sure to regularly remove unwanted or unused items and replace them with items which bring you joy or add happiness into your home. Whether this is a nice framed photo or just a few potted plants, tackling and getting rid of clutter is a great way of removing tension and chaos from your home.

Pay attention to your kitchen

It’s very easy to neglect your kitchen when you are looking to pay attention to other rooms in your house. Although the kitchen is the heart of the home and a room which we used multiple times a day, when it comes to creating a relaxing home, many people tend to focus on the bedroom or living room instead, as these are typically seen as the more relaxing spaces.

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However, your kitchen can become a great space in which you can unwind in at the end of the day. If you are wanting to redecorate, then try to maintain one color for your kitchen decor and keep any accessories minimalist. By doing this, you avoid making the kitchen look and feel overwhelming and helps to keep the space more compact. If you’re looking to be more productive in your home, then the design of your kitchen can help with this.

Incorporate flowers

Flowers not only look beautiful and smell great, but they are incredibly soothing. They add a touch of nature into your home, which then helps to oxygenate and clean the air in the room they are in. Flowers work really well in the living room, hallways and bedrooms as they make the room look and feel instantly more comfortable and relaxing.

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You can also add nature into other spaces of your home, but plants and greenery tend to work better in the kitchen and bathroom. Whether you choose to create a lush living herb garden in your kitchen or add some evergreen plants to your bathroom, you can instantly transform a room with a few natural touches.

Decorate with real furniture

Take a look around your home. Is the furniture incorporating with the vibe that you want to live in, or does it feel mismatches and disorganized? If this is your first home, then you’ll likely have a collection of mismatched furniture and hand-me-downs, which is completely normal when you are still creating your sense of homeliness. If you’ve lived in your home for a while and the furniture is a little tired and worn, then it may be worth making an investment in your home and happiness as this can reflect on your ability to relax.

A chair or even a small stool can make a room feel homier, whilst a comfy new couch can help you unwind much easier at the end of the day. If you feel like your furniture could be up cycled to create a new lease of life which fits in with what you want then use this as a weekend project. Not only is this a soothing way to unwind at the end of a busy day, but you get a great piece of furniture as a result!

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If you want to add new pieces of furniture into your home, then try to choose and invest in long-lasting pieces made from real materials, rather than flat-pack buys. Whilst these are good if you’re on a budget or looking to quickly make a space your own, they tend not to age well. Consider natural colors such as a white and creams, as these will work in almost any room in your home, but bright colors and loud fabric pieces, such as crushed velvet furniture, will inject some energy into a room but remember, textures should be soft to touch, as well as visually appealing.

All rooms are important

It is important to remember to pay all rooms in your home attention, even those which are uninhabited. For example, it may be worth looking at creating a walk-in shower space rather than having a bath in order to optimize your whole bathroom experience. You will create a much more natural home by paying attention to every room and making the space count.

Natalie-WilsoncNatalie Wilson is a freelance writer and avid decorator. She loves discovering home renovation blogs and Instagram accounts and spending her free time shopping. She aims to buy her own home in the next year and begin her very own renovation project! You can connect with her on Twitter @NatWilson976.

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