As the old adage goes, your home is your castle, and it is also your sanctuary. Many of us spend a great deal of time in our homes, and so it is important to ensure that we create a calm, soothing, and relaxing place to unwind.
Creating this environment doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, you can transform your home into a tranquil oasis in just a few short, simple steps. We will explore these below.
1. Take care of clutter. The first step to ensuring that your home is calm, clear, and relaxing is to make sure that you eliminate any unwanted clutter. This does not mean that you have to become a total minimalist, which is a very specific aesthetic and lifestyle, and is certainly not for everyone.
* The most important thing here is to remove anything that you no longer like, use, or value. These things are clogging up your home, and not offering you any benefits. By removing these unwanted items, you are making space for new things to arrive.
* Start by taking a box, and walking through your home. Remove anything that is obviously broken or stained. This will help you make a solid start.
2. Collect things that you love. Once you have decluttered, you can then fill your home with things that you love, and which make you happy. This part is totally up to you. Do you enjoy beautiful artworks or unusual ornaments? Books or knick knacks?
* When you fill your home with things that you love, you will automatically be happier, calmer, and more relaxed. Your home will become a place that you want to be.
3. Make sure that you are comfortable. The next stage is to ensure that you have somewhere comfortable to relax and unwind. This is important for creating a calm atmosphere. Opt for a comfortable couch or beanbag, and add warm blankets and soft cushions.
* Create a place where you can simply relax physically. This is important for calming the mind.
4. Add houseplants. There is a great deal of evidence that houseplants are hugely beneficial for your mental health, and being surrounded by plants and nature is important for feeling relaxed and calm.
* The act of caring for houseplants is also good for your emotions, and can help you feel more balanced and empathetic.
5. Create a cleaning routine. The final stage in helping your house to become a calm environment is to keep things clean. This doesn’t mean living in a showhome, but you should keep things neat, tidy and dust-free.
* Create a regular cleaning routine to help you keep on top of housework without too much effort. Once you get into the habit, this will soon become easy and stress-free.
By taking a little time to ensure that your home is a calm, tranquil haven, you can make the most of every moment you spend relaxing and enjoying your space. A little work now will reap huge dividends, and offer huge benefits for your mental, emotional and even physical health.