Creating a Relaxing Home Environment … On a regular work day, most people tend to spend their day confined to an office only to return home after dark. Spending most of the time in a small, cluttered space can take its toll on your health. You may not even get to enjoy the sun and nature on a daily basis – even less so during winter due to the short daytime hours. This can alter your mood, making you feel more irritable and even depressed.
Because of that, it’s essential that after those long work days, your home environment make you feel at ease. There are many ways you can improve your decor to make your surroundings cozy and accommodating.
Here are four simple tips that will help you achieve it.
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The less crowded your home is, the less anxiety you will feel. Reduce the amount of furniture as well as belongings by ridding yourself of all unnecessary objects that serve no purpose.
By avoiding clutter, rooms feel more spacious and can help ease tension and anxiety. Painting the walls white or light colors can also help soothe the senses. As a bonus, by simply decluttering, cleaning the apartment becomes much simpler.
This point is imperative as lighting has been known to have a direct effect on the regulation of emotions. There are many different ways to boost lighting in the house and even get creative with it.
Make sure to evaluate each room individually to avoid overexposure by light – rather, you want to create a soft lighting situation that provides appropriate amounts of light while not forcing an uncomfortably strong glare.
An increasingly popular option is a flex lighting design which adds a soft ambience to a room. The configuration is flexible, allowing you to place a touch of light wherever suitable including around paintings and under furniture. Alternatively, LED strip lights are a great choice for adding accented lighting to a room and are increasingly used for general illumination.
By making the light more appropriate for your home, it will not only liven your mood but create a home you can relax in.
Use natural elements
Surround yourself with nature to make your house feel warmer. By decorating with a few houseplants, some nice rocks and even small ceramic cascades, your environment will seem more soothing. If you have no outdoor view, you may also want to buy some outdoor photographs or paintings to hang.
Create toxin- free environment
We tend to go through our days surrounded by cellphones, computers and WIFI . Creating a toxin-free space has a positive effect on our health and allows you to disconnect from a constant state of communication. Allow your head to rest from work and routine issues you ordinarily encounter.