Adding Comfort & Tranquility To Your Living Spaces

Adding Comfort & Tranquility To Your Living Spaces

Your house is your safe haven. It's a place where you can feel safe and at ease when life gets too much. Certain decorating choices contribute to that sense of calm, and how you decorate a space can have a significant impact on how you feel in it. A well-designed space filled with your favorite items can be relaxing and stress-relieving, whereas cluttered rooms can have the opposite effect on your mood and mental health. We asked some of our favorite interior designers for advice on how to turn your house into a personal haven. These decorating suggestions will assist you in creating a relaxing, stress-free environment that you will enjoy every day. Begin with a Neutral Color Scheme Bright colors are harder on the eyes than muted, neutral tones. Decorating with color is fun because it can be exciting and fun, but neutral spaces promote the most peaceful, sanctuary-like vibes. Use a lot of texture when decorating with white or light-toned neutrals (like cream, off-white, or taupe) to add interest. Layer in a variety of fabrics and subtle patterns to break up the monotony of flat white walls and smooth white furnishings. To keep white from looking too sterile, use warm colors like gold, pale tan, or faded yellow. Make a Colorful Cluster Add a few brightly colored accessories, such as pillows or throws, for a boost of happiness and positivity. Colorful pottery, vibrant artwork, a jewel-tone vase, and other items with intense color can help draw the eye and focus the mind. Cluster favorite accessories together to create a focal point to maximize the comforting effect. You can take in the collective joy of the items every time you pass by this way. Make sure to put it somewhere you'll see it every day, like a fireplace mantel or an entryway console table. Simple Changes can Completely Transform a Room A sense of tension can be created by simple repetition, and all a space needs is a quick refresh to maximize its comfort level. Change the look of a room with the seasons to keep the approach simple but fresh. To make a room more welcoming, add slipcovers to chairs, rearrange furniture, or add seasonal decor. Utilize Light In each room, use a variety of lighting types (including natural, ambient, and task lighting). A well-lit room is an easy way to make a space feel more inviting and well-organized. To add more light to your home's darker areas, consider adding sconces, a floor lamp, a desk lamp, or pendants. During the day, take advantage of natural light by drawing the blinds back and basking in the sunlight. Then, with bulbs that cast a gentle, warm light, create a lighting scheme for the evening hours that is just as appealing as nature's rays. Adding this to your Dining Room to make your meals feel snug and more comforting than ever. Showcase Your Family Photos Use framed photos to transport yourself to happy places you've visited, such as the beach or a lovely family wedding. Adding a little warmth to your space by surrounding yourself with happy memories and the faces you love can be a great way to do so. Keep photographs of loved ones in plain sight, or store them in easily accessible albums or boxes. Bring the Outside Inside A bouquet of flowers, a branch arrangement, or a few houseplants can all breathe new life into a space. It could be as simple as gathering a few branches from a nearby tree and placing them in a vase. Fill a wide, shallow bowl halfway with water and float some of your favorite blooms on top for an easy spa-inspired centerpiece. Choose dried flowers or hearty houseplants if you're worried about wilted petals and neglected plants, and save fresh flowers for special occasions. Designate a space in your home where the primary function is to relax. It can be customized to your preferred relaxing activity, such as reading, listening to music, or meditating. Place a comfortable chair in a room with plenty of natural light or a view you enjoy. Use a folding screen to block out unwanted views and redirect foot traffic away from the area to create a barrier between you and distractions. You don't need to dedicate an entire room; simply choose a location away from the hubbub of household activity. A comfortable chair, a floor lamp, and a side table for your tea cup are all you need. Everyone requires a getaway from it all.