Your home should be a place where you can escape from the stresses of life. But, with so much happening in a home every day, it can quickly become just as hectic as the places you’re trying to escape from. With just a bit of work, though, you can make your home more restful, inviting, and turmoil-free. Follow this advice to turn your house from stressful to restful, before you know it.
Clear Out the Clutter
Keeping your house free of clutter makes your home less stressful as you go about your day-to-day life. The more clutter you have, the more stuff you have to move around, tidy up and live with.
Get rid of anything that you’re keeping around that you don’t really need anymore. Of course, it’s sometimes hard to let go of things, especially when you’ve kept them around for so long. But, if you haven’t used something in over a year, as a rule of thumb, it’s probably just taking up space.
Add Some Colour
Colour can have a big effect on your mood and state-of-mind. For example, the colour green helps your brain’s production of dopamine, which keeps you calm. Other relaxing colours include neutral shades, browns and blues.
While repainting a room isn’t exactly easy, you’ll be surprised at how different it makes a room feel. If changing the wall colour is more of a project than you want to take on, simply changing out accent and accessory colours (to something more relaxing) can make a difference.
Keep Things Fresh
If everything around you is the same every day, you get so used to seeing it that even the warmest space seems bland. Rearranging even a single room once a month, keeps your home stimulating and refreshing. The change can be as simple as rearranging the furniture or as much as working an entirely new theme into the decor.
Change the Lighting
Don’t leave out the lighting while you’re making changes to your home. Lamps, chandeliers, and ceiling fans can all shed light on the space in question, while acting as a tasteful accent. There are many inexpensive options when it comes to lamps or light fixtures, so the decorating possibilities are endless. The type of bulb you put in a lamp is also important. For example, changing to a “soft” light bulb gives a room a warmer, more relaxing, light.
Eliminating some of the stress you feel around the house can be as easy as rearranging the furniture. Creating a relaxing environment in your home can reduce anxiety and depression. Start looking for ways to add more comfort to your home today. Your well-being will thank you for it!