4 Ways to Create a Relaxing Atmosphere at HomeOctober 18, 2018
Your home should be your haven from the outside world. You should be able to be comfortable and relax while you are at home. Whether you already have a zen theme to your interior design or you are just getting started, there are plenty of things you can do. Here are a few ways to create a relaxing atmosphere at home:
1. Clean Up and Get Organized
It can be hard to relax in a cluttered space, especially if it feels overwhelming or like stuff is encroaching into your space. Keeping your home clean and organized can help create a relaxing atmosphere where you are free from unwanted distractions.
Depending on how much stuff you’re dealing with, getting to a clean and organized home could take some time. Take some time to think about why the clutter is accumulating where it is. Is it a sign of too much stuff or not enough storage space? Knowing why clutter is accumulating will help you determine how best to solve it.
If it’s a matter of too much stuff, it may be time to start going through your belongings and decluttering. Some things you may be able to donate or sell while others just need to go into the trash or recycle. Clearing out things you don’t need will give you more space and will help you better organize what you have.
If clutter is accumulating due to a drop zone or not enough storage space, you can get creative with storage and add storage items to help you get organized. If you have a mudroom, installing cabinets, hooks, shelves, storage cubes, or other mudroom organization tips can help control the clutter in a natural drop zone and keep it from creeping into other rooms.
2. Use Indoor Plants, Air Purifiers, and Humidifiers
The air inside your home can have a big effect on how you feel. Dank or musty air, especially if it’s filled with allergens, can irritate your senses. Dry rooms caused by heat or air conditioning can also disrupt the senses.
Using humidifiers and air purifiers can help increase the quality of air inside your home, particularly during seasons where your home needs to stay closed up. Indoor plants can also add a relaxing element to your home.
Additionally, certain types of indoor plants can help improve the air quality within your home. Plus, you can use plants for bathroom decor to help add a natural touch to your bathroom and create a relaxing atmosphere within it.
3. Increase Natural Light
Natural light can be an essential element that helps create a relaxing atmosphere in a room and can also provide a mood boost. Open up the curtains and let some natural light in when you are able.
This, paired with any other elements you have like skylights, can illuminate the room you’re in and create a more relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. If you don’t have skylights or a lot of windows, you can replace your light bulbs with some that mimic natural light as closely as possible. It may not be as good as the real thing, but it’s a lot closer than harsher types of light.
4. Prioritize Comfort
With Hygge becoming more and more popular, there are plenty of options available for comfortable decor. Because this Danish concept is focused on “cozy living”, incorporating some elements of it into your interior design and decor can help you create a more relaxing atmosphere while you create a cozy hygge room.
The best part is that it is entirely up to you. Add whatever you find the most comfortable to the rooms of your home and you’re bound to create a more relaxing atmosphere by default. For you, this could be thick blankets, squishy pillows, art prints on the wall, an aquarium, or something else entirely.
When your home is built for your lifestyle and needs, it’s easy to create a relaxing atmosphere in your home. If your house has never really felt like home, it can become a lot more difficult, unless you’re willing to go through several remodeling projects.
Building a custom home allows you to get the home you need and want from the get-go without having to constantly remodel. If you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!
Take a look at this infographic of zen room ideas from Picaso for some ideas you can apply for a more relaxing atmosphere in a room, whether you opt for a dedicated zen room or just want to include a few more relaxing features.